LSST2018 Project and Community Workshop

August 13-17, 2018 - Tucson, Arizona

These are exciting times across the LSST Project as we continue to integrate hardware and software across subsystems, and LSST Commissioning begins. LSST 2018 thus marks a critical time for face-to-face interactions as the entire LSST Community prepares for Science.

Deadline to register is July 9th.

Community Workshop on the Impacts of Blending on LSST Science

A workshop on the impacts of blending on LSST science will be held as an integrated part of LSST2018, on Tuesday through Thursday, August 14 - 16, 2018. The workshop will involve all LSST science collaborations and key LSST DM members. The LSSTC Enabling Science effort has committed funds for partial travel support for PhD students and postdocs to participate in the workshop. The travel support application form is available here; the deadline for applications is Friday, June 22 @5pm (Pacific).

The workshop will focus expertise across the LSST community on assessing our current understanding of blending issues and addressing the following questions:

  • What are the figures of merit and metrics of success in quantifying the impacts of blending?
  • What tools and data products exist to evaluate these metrics -- e.g., simulations, data sets, software frameworks?
  • Which tools and data products are missing?
  • What are the requirements on these metrics?

For questions regarding the Community Workshop on the Impacts of Blending on LSST Science, contact Sarah Brough and Pat Burchat (,

Programming for Undergraduate Researchers

For the first time at the Project & Community Workshop, we will be hosting undergraduates working on LSST-related summer research projects, on Monday and Tuesday, August 13 - 14. Students will describe their work in a special poster session, participate in special tutorials and activities, attend the LSST2018 plenary sessions, and interact with scientists, engineers and educators for career advising. More information will be available soon.

For questions regarding the Summer Intern Program, contact Pat Burchat and Gordon Richards (,