Chile-U.S. Astronomy Education Summit

Chile-U.S. Astronomy Education Summit

LSST Manager for EPO Suzanne Jacoby participated in the first Chile-U.S. Astronomy Education Summit the week of March 21, 2015.  Organized by Associated Universities Inc. (AUI), Associated Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA), Carnegie Institution for Science, the United States Embassy in Chile, and CONICYT, the summit took place at various locations throughout Chile.  A travelling team of 35 astronomy education and outreach experts from Chile and the United States met with educators, administrators, and other outreach professionals to build capacity and to improve communication, coordination, and collaboration between Chile EPO initiates and between Chile and the United States.  Continued engagement among the participants will improve public outreach strategies and activity in Chile, and lay the foundations for more cohesive program planning and use of resources, leading to greater impact in the future.  More information can be found at

Financial support for Rubin Observatory comes from the National Science Foundation (NSF) through Cooperative Support Agreement No. 1202910, 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).
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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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