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LSST received its federal construction start in August of 2014. This website supports the LSST Project Office in its construction of the facility.

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EPO Team Hosts Teacher Focus Group

February 16, 2018 - An Education and Public Outreach (EPO) focus group for teachers was held in Tucson on February 3-4. Led by LSST Education Specialist Ardis Herrold, the event gathered 11 high school and college educators from across the U.S. to solicit feedback on prototypes of the online educator tools, including Jupyter Notebook-based interactive astronomy investigations, currently being developed by the EPO team. Opinions provided by the participants will help guide future stages of EPO product development, ensuring the continued alignment of EPO products with educator needs.

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LSST's Auxiliary Telescope
February 2, 2018
LSST Mirror Washing
January 22, 2018
Around LSST
January 17, 2018
Season's Greetings from LSST
December 21, 2017
PFlow Power Lift
December 11, 2017
How to Connect with LSST at AAS 231
December 7, 2017

Financial support for LSST comes from the National Science Foundation (NSF) through Cooperative Agreement No. 1258333, the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science under Contract No. DE-AC02-76SF00515, and private funding raised by the LSST Corporation. The NSF-funded LSST Project Office for construction was established as an operating center under management of the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA).  The DOE-funded effort to build the LSST camera is managed by the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC).
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