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An Introduction to the Rubin Observatory: Systems, Jargon, and Acronyms
For anyone new to the Rubin Observatory or seeking a refresher on the observatory's systems (telescope and site, camera, data management, and education and public outreach), this session will place a special emphasis on jargon and acronyms. All are welcome to participate.
Here are some materials that you might fund useful:
- Rubin Observatory Promotional Video (video)
- Rubin Observatory Information Booklet (pdf)
- 360º Videos, walk throught the summit facility (video)
- The Rubin Glossary and Acronyms
Agenda (time in recording)
- Communications (6:30)
- PCW Overview (11:55)
- Telescope & Site (17:20)
- Camera (24:40)
- Data Management (31:10)
- Education and Public Outreach (39:40)
- Onboarding for New Rubin Staff (46:35)
- Science Collaborations (49:15)
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.