The 2012 LSST All Hands Meeting will be held the week of August 13, 2012,
at the Ritz Carlton Dove Mountain Resort, located approximately 30 miles north of Tucson. The meeting will officially start at 1pm on Monday and end about that time on Friday.  Like the 2010 meeting, splinter sessions will take place throughout the meeting beginning Monday morning and a Friday afternoon mirror lab tour will be offered. This year there is a nominal $75 registration fee; however, the fee will be waived for international registrants and early career scientists. The registration fee covers meeting attendance, the banquet on Tuesday, lunch Monday through Friday, and a t-shirt. Continental breakfast will be provided Monday-Friday for AHM participants staying at the Ritz Carlton.

Meeting registration has closed.

Thank you for the unprecedented support; we have filled the hotel on August 14 & 15.

The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) is the top-ranked large-scale ground-based project for the next decade, as recommended by the National Research Council’s Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Survey (Astro2010).  By digitally imaging the sky in six bands for a decade, the LSST will produce a petabyte-scale, non-proprietary database enabling new paradigms of knowledge discovery and sustainable partnerships for transformative Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education.  LSST will address some of the most pressing questions in astronomy and physics while driving advances in big-data science and computing.  Not just “another telescope”, LSST is a facility that will transform the deep sky into a new understanding of the Universe available to all.

In addition to technical staff and management personnel, the collaboration building LSST involves more than 400 astronomers from over 70 institutions in the United States who contribute to the project without compensation. The collaboration as a whole has carried out four previous All Hands Meetings in 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2010. These are week-long conferences in which all technical and scientific aspects of the project are discussed. The next of these meetings will take place in Tucson, Arizona during the week of August 13, 2012.

As the plans for the LSST hardware, software, databases, and imaging cadences are developed, it is crucial to bring members of the Science Collaborations, Outreach Advisory Board, and engineers and scientists building the telescope together to share ideas and maximize the impact of LSST. The All Hands Meetings are designed to do exactly that.

We look forward to seeing you in Tucson for what promises to be an exhilarating week.