Rubin Digest 11 June 2019
11 June 2019
Project & Science News
LSST released a statement regarding increased deployment of satellite constellations, click here to read it. The statement is based on initial analysis, specifics are still being looked into by the Project and Science Collaborations.
Early registration discount pricing for LSST 2019 ends June 30th. Click here for a link to registration and to see the block schedule for the meeting.
Following the successful Final Acceptance Test results for the Coating Chamber in late May, the LSST Project approved receipt of the Coating Plant (which includes the Coating Chamber and the Washing Station) from vendor Von Ardenne. Now that this milestone has been achieved, preparations can begin for coating the LSST Secondary Mirror (M2) with silver in mid-July.
The LSST Primary/Tertiary Mirror (M1M3) cell, mirror support hardware, and the M1M3 surrogate were loaded aboard a ship named the BBC Newcastle in the port of Houston, TX, and are now well on their way to Coquimbo, Chile, following the same route taken by the M1M3 in the spring.
The M1M3 transport cart is now assembled inside the LSST summit facility building. Once the M1M3 cell arrives at the summit, and the M2 coating is completed, the mirror team will begin the process of assembling the M1M3 cell on the transport cart. Ultimately, the cart will be used to move the M1M3—on its cell—within the facility building. A photo of the cart resting on rails embedded in the building floor is available in the LSST Gallery.
The LSST Science Advisory Committee (SAC) has a new member: Márcio Catelan, of the Universidad Católica de Chile in Santiago. Márcio’s research is in stellar evolution and variable stars. Márcio will be replacing Timo Anguita as one of the two Chilean representatives on the SAC. We thank Timo for his years of excellent service and advice to the LSST SAC!
LSST in the Media
An article detailing the unique engineering challenges faced by the LSST camera team at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory was recently published in Symmetry, a joint publication of SLAC and Fermilab. Click here to read the article.
Upcoming Meetings with LSST Involvement
(those with asterisk* are LSSTC funded):
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