LSST Joint Technical Meeting 2017

January 17, 2017 - The 2017 LSST Joint Technical Meeting (JTM) will be held March 6-8, 2017, at the Hilton Glendale in Glendale, CA. Additional details will be distributed as they become known, but at this time you can register for the meeting and make hotel reservations.  The meeting will run from Monday morning breakfast through a Grab & Go lunch on Wednesday. Attendees should plan Sunday arrivals with Wednesday later afternoon/evening return flights. The Managers Retreat (attendees will be notified via an email invitation) will run Wednesday afternoon concluding with dinner. Return flights for managers attending the retreat should be scheduled for Thursday.

Like last year, this JTM will focus on issues and interfaces that involve multiple subsystems.  Verification, Commissioning, and Operations Planning will be principle themes and the meeting format will include plenary and multiple focused breakout sessions. As LSST construction moves forward, it is crucial to bring the technical members of the project together to work through issues face-to-face. The Joint Technical Meetings are designed to do exactly that.

Attendance:

The core technical contributors for each of the four subsystems (Data management, Camera, Telescope and Site, and EPO), the Project Management Office staff, and the Systems engineering staff are expected to attend. Staff working on areas that involve the subsystem interfaces should also attend.

The LSST rate at the Glendale Hilton is good three days before and three days after the meeting.   Reservations must be made online following the instructions that will be sent to you after completing your registration.

Glendale is close to many JTM participants and you may be considering bringing your family along to enjoy Southern California, perhaps driving the family car instead of flying.  That's all fine, but make sure to be aware of the LSST reimbursement guidelines as detailed in section 2.8 of the LSST Travel Policy.

JTM 2016 Group Photo

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).  
 

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