I would like to call the attention of our more junior colleagues to the opportunity to provide input to the Astro2020 Decadal Survey process, described at the following link:
The deadline for applying for this opportunity is July 16.
As you know, the number one ranking that LSST received in the last decadal survey was crucial to our Project getting approved by both NSF and DOE. Your experience working on LSST will probably be of interest to the Astro2020 committee, and I believe they will be responsive to any comments you may have. I encourage you to apply.
Financial support for Rubin Observatory 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 Rubin Observatory 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 the Rubin Observatory LSST Camera (LSSTCam) 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 Rubin Observatory in its Operations phase. They will also provide support for scientific research with LSST data.
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