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LSST received its federal construction start in August of 2014. This website supports the LSST Project Office in its construction of the facility.

I will be out of the office: November 20-22

If you have an immediate travel need that requires changes to an existing trip or for any new travel commencing within the hours/ days I am away from the office, you may contact your subsystem Administrative Assistant for help. 

For emergencies only please contact Teplis at (800) 950.2950 during normal business hours and (800) 876.4842 after hours.

The LSST Tucson Office and Teplis will be closed on November 23-24

Please call the Teplis emergency after-hours number @ (800) 876.4842 during these dates. 

Enjoy the Holiday!          



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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 a couple of parking garages within easy walking distance. We also encourage the use of mass transportation whenever possible (Sun LinkDiscount CabUber). Rental cars may be arranged for guests reimbursed by LSST and traveling three or more nights.

If LSST is arranging your travel your 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 travelers are looking for something more like home we have the beautiful Adobe Rose Bed and Breakfast within walking distance as well.

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 at


Relocating to Tucson

It’s a dry heat… it snows here… and we have critters that bite…Arizona is the Best....   

45 Reasons to Move to Tucson and Critters of Arizona

But seriously… For those relocating to Tucson for the LSST project, your travel administrator will be in contact with the LSST Relocation Policy and 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.

Visit Tucson is a great website with Newcomers and Relocation information.

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, night life, places to visit, etc.… your peers and your admins are the best sources of information – schedule some time with them and grab a chair.


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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).   

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