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Welcome to LSST/ AURA Travel

 

I will be working remotely for the foreseeable future. I will be available, by email ecarlson@lsst.org, by Slack, by text, and by phone, during my “online office hours” of 830am-4pm. 

The U.S. federal government has imposed restrictions on travel from Europe to the US effective as of midnight EDT on Friday, March 13. The U.S. State Department has issued a Level 3 Health Advisory which recommends that all travel abroad be reconsidered.
• Work-related international travel by Rubin Observatory project members is to be halted immediately, with no exceptions.
• Work-related domestic travel by Rubin Observatory employees in the U.S. must be approved by your Program Director or Service Director/Head. 
• Concerning personal travel, we urge staff to use prudent judgment and to be sensitive to the risks to which you may be exposing yourself while traveling. We encourage staff who have traveled via airplane or cruise ship, particularly abroad, within the last two weeks to contact Human Resources about their responsibilities to their co-workers or other workplace obligations. 
• Staff returning from any trip, personal or professional, may be asked to self-quarantine for 14 days upon return. 

During normal travel operations, after business hours, if you have an immediate travel need which requires changes to an existing trip please either contact the airline directly (if at the airport) or please contact (800) 876.4842. When contacting Teplis – state that you are on AURA travel and have your TR number readily available.

 

Traveling to Tucson

LSST’s offices are located in the NOAO Building (950 N. Cherry Ave., Tucson, AZ 85719) on the U of A Campus. Our location means visitors to LSST have access to the convenience of campus life, restaurants and shopping as well as easy access to area hotels and bed and breakfasts. Check out the Tucson Visitors Bureau for more information at Visit Tucson.

Parking is a challenge in our area. In general, LSST cannot provide parking for guests. However, there are parking garages within easy walking distance. We also encourage the use of mass transportation whenever possible (Sun Link).

If LSST is arranging your travel the lodging will be coordinated by our travel administrator. Hotels in the vicinity most commonly used are the Aloft Tucson University, The Lodge on the Desert and the Sonesta ES Suites which all have negotiated rates with AURA and LSST. 

If you will be a future or frequent traveler for LSST or would like to update any pertinent travel information, please fill out a Travel Profile to support the reservation process.

Additional questions related to travel into Tucson may be emailed to LSST Travel Administrator Erin Carlson.

Watch this quick Travel Tips Video!

 

Relocating to Tucson

45 Reasons to Move to Tucson

It’s a dry heat… it snows here… and we have critters that bite

Arizona is the Best.... 

But seriously… For those relocating to Tucson for the LSST project, your travel administrator will be in contact to help get you started. Please check out the following links for useful information:

AURA-LSST has put together a Tucson Relocation Guide to help you get settled.

Tucson FAQ's has additional data about the second largest city in Arizona.

If you have any questions about the city, where to live, best hospitals, nightlife, places to visit, etc.… your peers and your admins are the best sources of information – schedule some time with them and grab a chair.

 

Traveling to Chile

Travel Information

Traveling in La Serena

Safety Information

Jira Training (US- Chili travel only)

 

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We’re making some improvements to your travel page. Please see the upper left corner of the menu box which still contains all pertinent travel related links and information. Please email me, Erin Carlson, if you are unable to find something you previously saw on the site or have any creative suggestions for the site.

 

 

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.


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