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This is an official approved statement that can be used for clarification in news items, on slides, in documents etc.
For the first ten years of operation, Vera C. Rubin Observatory will perform the Rubin Observatory Legacy Survey of Space and Time, using the Rubin Observatory LSST Camera and the Simonyi Survey Telescope.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the US Department of Energy (DOE) are joint partners in the Rubin Observatory Project and Operations.
the Rubin Observatory Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST)
Subsequent uses: the LSST (or the Survey)
State as: the Rubin Observatory LSST Camera
Subsequent uses: the LSST Camera (or LSSTCam)
State as: the Simonyi Survey Telescope at Rubin Observatory or Rubin Observatory's Simonyi Survey Telescope
Subsequent uses: the Telescope
State as: the Rubin Auxiliary Telescope (AuxTel)
Subsequent uses: the AuxTel
Information specific to Science Collaborations for incorporating the Rubin and LSST names into the SC name can be found at this page which is managed by the SCs.
We are still working on the visual identity and brand guidelines but in the interim here is a link to the approved visuals.
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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