LSST received its federal construction start in August of 2014. This website supports the LSST Project Office in its construction of the facility.
IN2P3 is located in Lyon, the third largest city in France. Lyon is 431km (268 miles) southeast of Paris and 311km (193 miles) north of Marseille. It is the capital of the Rhône-Alpes region and the second largest contributor to the French economy after Paris. It has a population of 413,000 inhabitants.
In Case of Emergency
Police ☎ 17
Fire brigade ☎ 18
Medical emergency ☎ 15.
European emergency number ☎ 112
should be used on mobile phones.
After hours Emergency Assistance US Embassy:
01-43-12-22-22 then dial 0 (zero) when you hear the automated greeting
Ask to speak with the Embassy Duty Officer who will assist you.
For Lost or Stolen Passports:
Tel: 01-43-12-22-10 for recorded information
American Presence Post in Lyon
1 quai Jules Courmont
69289 Lyon Cedex 02
General information: 04 78 38 36 88
Consular information and appointments: 04 78 38 33 03
Lyon Satolas Airport
1 Route du Stade, Colombier-Saugnieu,
69124 Colombier-Saugnieu, France
Velo' . "'" . 'v are bright red bikes that you see around the city and you can use them for up to half an hour for free. Just buy a week-long membership card for €1 - or a year-long card for €10. Over 2000 bicycles are available at 200 stations around Lyon and Villeurbanne. Everything else you need to know you can find by tapping on the screen at any of the Velo' . "'" . 'v stations, or visit: www.velov.grandlyon.com
The Lyon Public Transports Network is called TCL (Transport en Commun Lyonnais). There are 2 train stations in Lyon, Part-Dieu and Perrache. Perrache is rather for regional trains. Be sure to stamp your ticket before entering a train.
Reputable Taxi Firms in Lyon:
Allo Taxi: 04 78 27 49 91
Taxis Lyonnais: 04 78 26 81 81
Taxis Radio: 04 72 10 86 86
Make sure the meter is reset on entering the vehicle and that it is on during the journey; drivers do not expect tips.
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.
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