September 12, 2017 - The LSST observing strategy has a baseline design but is not yet set in stone: an active sub-community of the LSST science collaborations is working on evaluating simulations of the LSST cadence, with a view to optimizing it in a science-driven way. You can read the most up to date version of the living white paper that is recording these investigations on GitHub, and join the conversation in that repository's issues. You can also read the most recent release of this white paper on the arxiv or here doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.842713.
August 10, 2017 - Since Spring 2017, LSST's Project Science Team (PST, https://www.lsst.org/about/team) has been hosting a series of discussions with Science Collaboration chairs (https://www.lsstcorporation.org/science-collaborations). The topics have been chosen based on requests from Science Collaborations. The aim of these discussions is to more effectively disseminate up-to-date Project information to the science community, via the Science Collaborations chairs and also by sharing the Powerpoint presentations (and, when available, recordings) to the worldwide community on our website.
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