Constanza Araujo joined LSST May 7 as the Telescope and Site Optics Engineer. Constanza will perform broad optical engineering analysis, provide technical support to the M2 Cell Assembly effort with Exelis, support the Calibration system design, and assist with development of integration and test procedures for initial telescope commissioning. She comes to LSST most recently from working at Gemini-South, where she was responsible for the multi-conjugate adaptive optics system, Flamingos-2, and the Acquisition and Guidance Unit. Constanza is based in Tucson; her office is in the LSST wing of 950 N. Cherry Avenue. Her room number, phone number and email address can be found in the LSST Contacts database. Welcome, Constanza.
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).
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 LSST in its Operations phase. They will also provide support for scientific research with LSST data.
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