Day in the Life of LSST Construction (Part 5)

Friday, October 4, 2019 is the day when everyone working on LSST is encouraged to take a picture of something interesting and representative of their work to chronicle LSST construction. Photos will presumably be of LSST work in progress, but not necessarily. We hope to get a view of the full breadth of LSST effort being applied on a typical day in LSST construction. Like last year, we will produce a slide show from your input to be posted on the LSST public website, social media, shown at meetings such as AAS, SPIE, and LSST 2020, and included in various agency reports. We’d like to get as many people in different parts of the project, including contractors, to participate, to show off the many aspects of LSST construction as well as the people doing the work.


By uploading a photo you agree to its use as described. Photos will be used with credit and caption you provide.

How to Send Videos

  1. Create a caption file, a text file in any format (except pdf) that contains the description and your name for credit.
  2. Go to -
  3. Upload both the video and the caption file


How to Send Photos

Direct Upload

  1. Go to -
  2. Put in your email*
  3. Upload your photo(s)
  4. Don’t forget to add your description and name!
            "This is a screen shot of... - John Smith"


  1. Create a new email
  2. Attach your photo(s)
  3. Put your description and name in the SUBJECT line
           Note: anything in the body of the email is discarded
  4. Send to: 


*Why do I have to provide my email?

Your email is helpful if we have any questions regarding your submission or if you forget to credit yourself. It's required by DropEvent to upload, see below for a response from a representative when asked how the email addresses will be used. 

We never use their email addresses for any kind of marketing. The address is collected so that the owner of the event can see who uploaded each photo. After the event expires all the photos and email addresses are removed from our servers. Hope that helps!

Although an email address is required, it is possible to use a fake email address (


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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