LSST2017 Public Lecture: Building the Next Great Science Engine!

Presented by Victor Krabbendam & Chuck Claver LSST Project Manager and Systems Scientist The Public is invited to attend a FREE Lecture, Thursday, August 17th, 7pm, at the Westin La Paloma Canyon Ballrooms, 3800 E. Sunrise Drive, Tucson, AZ. Project Manager Victor Krabbendam and Astronomer Chuck Claver will describe the revolutionary Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) from its motivation and early design to science operations which start in 2022. Currently under construction in Chile, LSST will survey the entire visible southern sky every few days for a decade – the widest, fastest and deepest view of the night sky ever observed. LSST’s vast archive of data will dramatically advance our knowledge of the dark energy and dark matter that make up 95 percent of the universe, as well as galaxy formation and potentially hazardous asteroids. LSST’s design takes advantage of technology breakthroughs in mirror construction, database technology, and camera sensor fabrication. LSST data will be available not only to professional scientists, but also to the public, including students and people involved in “citizen science” projects. Slides available: Use policy


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Release date:Oct. 2, 2017
Duration:1 h 11 m 38 s
Frame rate:29.97

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