rubinann19010 — Announcement

Rubin Digest 29 May 2019

29 May 2019

Project & Science News

LSST's U.S. public funding agencies, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), have reached a final decision on the way data rights and data access will be handled during LSST Operations. More information is available on the LSST website.

Don’t forget to register for the LSST 2019 Project and Community Workshop, August 12-16th at the Hilton El Conquistador in Tucson, AZ. Early bird pricing is available until June 30th; register at this link.

After several months of joint efforts between the IT and Software teams in Chile, the dome and shutter at the Auxiliary Telescope were remotely controlled for the first time on May 16th. A video of the milestone is available at this link.

The IT team in Chile has completed work on the installation of the LSST Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) system at the base and summit, and has moved the REUNA and AURA DWDMs to the new Base Data Center (BDC). DWDM is a method of transmitting signals along fiber-optics which is important to the LSST networks. With the recent success in controlling the Auxiliary Telescope over the Summit Control Network, installation of Auxiliary instrument switches, work well underway on the BDC and Base Offices, and completion of the ESnet procurement package, the networks are well-positioned for future commissioning activities.

The Secondary Mirror (M2) surrogate was successfully coated in the LSST Coating Chamber on May 17th, photos are available in the LSST Gallery. The mirror surrogate is being used to test equipment and processes that will later incorporate the glass M2 mirror.

The Final Acceptance Test Review for the Coating Chamber concluded successfully in La Serena, Chile, on May 24. Performance of the system indicates it will meet all requirements for both the M1M3 and the M2 coatings of aluminum and silver. A group photo taken with the Coating Chamber on the summit is available in the LSST Gallery.

LSSC Corporation News

Spread the word: the LSSTC Data Science Fellowship Program (DSFP) is now accepting applications for new students. The DSFP is a supplement to graduate education in astronomy-related fields (e.g. astronomy, astrophysics, cosmology, planetary science, etc.), intended to teach students essential skills for dealing with big data. Click here to learn more about the program, and apply directly using this form. The application deadline is June 14th.   

Information for Project Members

A reminder that LSST has zero tolerance for sexual harassment and other forms of unlawful harassment whether physical or verbal (i.e. offensive language). This YouTube video, featuring LSST collaborator Renée Hložek, is an excellent resource. In addition, a centralized LSST Code of Conduct, created based on feedback gathered at the LSST 2018 Project and Community Workshop, is now available on the LSST Project website. All LSST meetings and collaborations are encouraged to link to any of the sections within the Code of Conduct document, thus ensuring the most current version will always be referenced.

Personnel News

Carola Gonzales joined the Administrative team in Chile on May 13th. She will be providing administrative support for the team in Chile, with a special focus on work related to the LSST Dome as this is the priority.

Upcoming Meetings with LSST Involvement

(those with asterisk* are LSSTC funded):


June 4-6: 2nd LSST Solar System Readiness Sprint, Chicago, IL*

June 19-21: LSST Community Broker Workshop (invitational), Seattle, WA

July 15-19: LSST Dark Energy Science Collaboration (DESC) meeting, APC, Paris, France

August 5-7: LSST Dark Matter Workshop 2019, Chicago, IL*

August 6-9: Joint Directors Review, SLAC, Menlo Park, CA

August 12-16: LSST 2019 Project and Community Workshop, Tucson, AZ

August 19-28: La Serena School for Data Science: Applied Tools for Data-driven Sciences, La Serena, Chile*

August 27-30: NSF/DOE Joint Status Review, Tucson, AZ

September 11-13: AMCL meeting, La Serena, Chile

September 30-October 4: Managing Follow-up Observations in the Era of ZTF and LSST Workshop, Pasadena, CA*

October 22-24: Kavli From Petabytes to Science Workshop, Boston, MA

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