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Steve Kahn Elected as Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Steve Kahn, LSST Deputy Director and Camera Lead Scientist at SLAC, has been elected to membership in  the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. Congratulations, Steve.

Academy Announces 2012 Class of New Members

LSST FY12 Meetings

April 24 & 25, AAS-Supported Congressional Visit Day, Washington, DC

PDR Committee at the Mirror Lab

The NSF Preliminary Design Review Committee visits the Steward Observatory Mirror Lab to inspect the LSST Primary Mirror

Chuck Claver at LSST site in Chile

LSST Gets Top Ranking!

In a report released this morning, "New Worlds and New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics," a prestigious committee convened by the National Research Council for the National Academy of Sciences ranked the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) as its top priority for the next large ground-based astronomical facility. The so-called "Astro2010" report states "The committee recommends that LSST be submitted immediately for NSF's Major Research Equipment and Facilities Construction (MREFC) consideration with a view to achieving first light before the end of the decade.

AHM Soccer Tournament Details

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Here is the current plan for the 3 v 3 from Jeff Kantor: We will use the Kick It 3v3 Rules (attached) with a few modifications due to practical limitations:


Pack Your Cleats - Soccer at the AHM!

By popular demand, there will be a 3x3 soccer tournament early each morning and a prize to the winning team (details to follow). Pack your cleats! Game times are 6-7am Tuesday - Thursday. Contact Jeff Kantor for more information.

LSST Board Meeting April 8 & 9

The LSST Board met in Tucson Thursday & Friday, April 8 & 9, 2010, and approved Texas A&M University as the 32nd Institutional Member of LSST Corporation; Nick Suntzeff will serve as their representative.

iPhone Transients App available

The LSST Transient Events app was approved by Apple and is now available for download from the App store. Click here to download.

Science Collaborations



Financial support for Rubin Observatory 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 Rubin Observatory 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 the Rubin Observatory LSST Camera (LSSTCam) is managed by the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC).
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 to promote the progress of science. NSF supports basic research and people to create knowledge that transforms the future.
NSF and DOE will continue to support Rubin Observatory in its Operations phase. They will also provide support for scientific research with LSST data.   

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