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Rubin Digest 25 April 2018

25 April 2018

Project & Science News

Save the date! The LSST 2018 Project and Community Workshop will take place the week of August 13 in Tucson, AZ.  More details will be available soon.

Symmetry Magazine, a joint publication of Fermilab and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, published an article about LSST on April 17 titled “The world’s largest astronomical movie,” which features detailed information and visualizations of the LSST Camera.

An LSST cross-project team met at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) on April 3-4 to conduct the latest in a series of Early Integration Pathfinder Activities. This activity focused on simulated control and image collection for the nominal Auxiliary Telescope visit sequence. Read more about the activity here, and view a group photo taken at the event in the LSST Gallery.

LSST’s series of spring subsystem meetings concluded last week with the Education and Public Outreach (EPO) Subsystem Meeting, held on April 11-13 in Tucson, AZ. At the meeting, Head of EPO Dr. Amanda Bauer and EPO Project Manager Ben Emmons gave updates on the significant progress made by the EPO team over the last year. The event also included productive technical discussions with input from Data Management subsystem attendees, and opportunities for LSST science-focused participants to provide input on topics for future formal education products. A group photo from the event is available in the LSST Gallery.

A special event hosted by LSST networking partner REUNA was held in Chile on April 19 to celebrate completion of the first step towards establishing 100G network connectivity along the full length of Chile: the completed Santiago to La Serena leg that was made possible by LSST Construction funding. The event featured a VIP tour of the LSST site on Cerro Pachón; photos are available in the LSST Gallery.

Did you know you can order clothing items featuring the LSST logo at Land’s End? Use this link to browse and place your order.

Personnel News

Sebastian Jofre and Roberto Olivares joined the Telescope & Site subsystem on April 9 as electrical technicians in Chile. Sebastian and Roberto will be responsible for electrical tasks on Cerro Pachón, starting with the PFlow platform lift electrical installation and the Auxiliary Telescope utilities.

Simon Cohen joined the Camera subsystem on April 10 as an optical engineer at SLAC. Simon will provide engineering support for completion of the camera optics subsystem.

Upcoming Meetings with LSST Involvement

(those with asterisk* are LSSTC funded):


May 21-22: DECam Community Science Workshop 2018, Tucson AZ

June 4-8: TVS Meeting (Transients and Variable Stars Science Collaboration), Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA*

June 10-15: SPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation Meeting, Austin, TX

June 11-15: LSST@Europe3, Lyon, France*

June 19-21: Data Visualization and Exploration in the LSST Era, University of IL/NCSA, Champaign, IL*

July 10-12: 1st Solar System Science Collaboration Science Readiness Sprint, Seattle, Washington.*

July 23-27: LSST Dark Energy Science Collaboration meeting, DE School and Sprint Day, Carnegie Mellon University PA*

July 30-Aug 3: NSF/DOE Joint Status Review, Tucson, AZ

August 13-17: LSST Project and Community Workshop 2018, Tucson, AZ

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