As illustrated in the accompanying graphic, the different roles of the LSST Project Office (LSSTPO) and LSST Corporation (LSSTC) have been clarified to align with the responsibilities and limitations of our federal construction funding. The Project Office has stepped out as a true construction project, responsible for Building the Future: the LSST observing facility. In contrast, the Corporation will focus its efforts on Preparing for Science, fundraising, and defining partnerships and plans for Operations. This distinction will become more clear in the coming months with the transfer of the M1M3 mirror from LSSTC to LSSTPO and emerging support from LSSTC for the science collaborations. The LSST Project Office will remain focused on the construction of the LSST facility as detailed in the baseline plan presented to the NSF and DOE federal funding agencies.
- M1M3 Shipping Box arrives at Steward Observatory Mirror Lab
- LSST Director and Project Scientist Visit Major Astronomical Facilities in Australia
- Successful DOE CD-2 Review for the LSST Camera!
- LSST2014 Project and Community Workshop
- LSST M2 Substrate Received by Exelis
- Welcome New Members of the LSST Team
- LSST Science Advisory Committee Seeks Community Input
- LSST Mirror Nears Completion
- Andy Connolly’s TED Talk now Online
- Telescope Mount Assembly Contract Officially Signed