You are here
Rubin Commissioning and Science Validation
The Project will provide updates on the schedule, progress, and plans regarding preparations for on-sky commissioning activity, and discuss these activities with the community. To facilitate this discussion, Science Collaborations have been invited to share their thoughts and questions in a series of short presentations. Anyone with questions or suggestions is encouraged to contact the session chairs, Keith Bechtol and Chuck Claver. All are welcome to attend and participate in the discussions for this session.
- Introduction - Keith Bechtol and Chuck Claver
- Education and Public Outreach Considerations - Lauren Corlies
- Science-driven considerations for on-sky observing
- Dark Energy Science Collaboration - Chris Walter
- Solar System Science Collaboration - Matthew Tiscareno, Meg Schwamb, Hal Levison, Marc Buie
- Transients and Variable Stars Science Collaboration - Markus Rabus
- Galaxies Science Collaboration - Lee Kelvin
- Open discussion (10 min)
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.