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Saturday, January 1, 2011


LSST has a strong presence at the January 2011 meeting in Seattle, starting with a Special Session titled "Community Science with LSST" on Monday, 1/10 with six speakers. Twenty-five posters make up poster session 252 on Tuesday, 1/11. Links to these posters and presentations will be presented on this page as they become available.

Jan 10 Special Session: Community Science with LSST

As the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) moves closer to operations, the astronomical community is gearing up to take maximum advantage of the unprecedented opportunity LSST provides. This AAS Special Session gives astronomers a preview of the available data products and interfaces as well as a discussion of the transformative science enabled by LSST.


Jan 11 Poster Session 252

122.01. LSST System Overview,

Dr. Donald W. Sweeney (LSSTC)

122.02. LSST Science Collaborations

Dr. Michael A. Strauss (Princeton Univ.)

122.03. Galactic Science with LSST

Dr. Beth Willman (Haverford College)

122.04. Extragalactic Science with LSST

Dr. Phil Marshall, KIPAC-Stanford University

122.05. Transient Science with LSST

Dr. Lucianne Walkowicz (UC Berkeley)

122.05. LSST Resources for the Community

Dr. R. Lynne Jones (University of Washington)

252.01. LSST Observatory and Science Opportunities

Zeljko Ivezic1, M. A. Strauss2, J. A. Tyson3, T. Axelrod4, J. S. Bloom5, LSST Collaboration 1Univ. of Washington, 2Princeton Univ., 3Univ. of California Davis, 4Univ. of Arizona, 5Univ. of California Berkeley.

252.02. The LSST: A System of Systems

Chuck F. Claver1, G. P. Debois-Felsmann2, F. Delgado3, P. Hascall2, S. Marshall4, M. Nordby2, G. Schumacher3, J. Sebag5, LSST Collaboration 1NOAO/LSST, 2SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, 3Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory, Chile, 4SLAC National Acceperator Laboratory, 5National Optical Astronomy Observatory.

252.03. LSST Operations Plan

Sidney Wolff1, D. Silva2, R. Blum2, V. Krabbendam2, J. Kantor1, C. Smith3, A. Walker31LSST, 2NOAO, 3CTIO.

252.04. LSST Education and Public Outreach

Suzanne H. Jacoby1, K. D. Borne2, G. Brissenden3, C. A. Christian4, A. A. Henden5, C. J. Lintott6, J. K. Olsen3, E. E. Prather3, M. J. Raddick7, D. M. Ratcliffe8, T. S. Spuck9, M. Subbarao10, G. Squires11, LSST Outreach Advisory Board 1LSST, 2George Mason University, 3University of Arizona, 4Space Telescope Science Institute, 5AAVSO, 6University of Oxford, United Kingdom, 7Johns Hopkins University, 8Wichita State University, 9Oil City High School, 10Adler Planetarium, 11CalTech/IPAC.

252.05. LSST Telescope and Optics Status

Victor Krabbendam1, W. J. Gressler1, J. R. Andrew1, J. D. Barr1, J. DeVries1, E. Hileman1, M. Liang1, D. R. Neill1, J. Sebag1, O. Wiecha1, LSST Collaboration 1NOAO/LSST.

252.06. Performance of the LSST Camera

D. Kirk Gilmore11Stanford/KIPAC.

252.07. End-to-End Simulations of the LSST System

K. Simon Krughoff1, Z. Ahmad2, J. Bankert2, D. Bard3, A. J. Connolly1, C. Chang4, R. R. Gibson1, K. Gilmore4, E. Grace2, M. Hannel2, J. G. Jernigan5, L. Jones1, S. M. Kahn4, S. Lorenz2, S. Marshall4, S. Nagarajan2, J. R. Peterson2, J. Pizagno1, A. P. Rasmussen4, M. Shmakova3, N. Sylvestre1, N. Todd2, M. Young21University of Washington, 2Purdue University, 3KIPAC/SLAC, 4Stanford/SLAC, 5SSL/UC Berkeley.

252.08. Simulated LSST Image and Institutional Members

Stuart L. Marshall1, J. Jernigan2, S. K. Kahn1, A. Connolly3, J. R. Peterson4, Z. Ahmad4, J. Bankert4, D. Bard1, C. Chang1, R. Gibson3, K. Gilmore1, E. Grace4, M. Hannel4, L. Jones3, S. Krughoff3, S. Lorenz4, S. Nagarajan4, J. Pizagno3, A. P. Rasmussen1, M. Shmakova5, N. Sylvestre3, N. Todd4, M. Young41Stanford/SLAC, 2SSL/UC Berkeley, 3U. Washington, 4Purdue, 5KIPAC/SLAC.

252.09. LSST Astroinformatics And Astrostatistics: Data-oriented Astronomical Research

Kirk D. Borne1, K. Stassun2, R. J. Brunner3, S. G. Djorgovski4, M. Graham4, J. Hakkila5, A. Mahabal4, M. Paegert2, M. Pesenson4, A. Ptak6, J. Scargle6, LSST Informatics and Statistics Team 1George Mason Univ., 2Vanderbilt U., 3U. Illinois, 4Caltech, 5College of Charleston, 6NASA.

252.10. Inventorying the Solar System with LSST

R. Lynne Jones1, M. E. Brown2, P. A. Abel3, S. R. Chesley4, J. Durech5, Y. R. Fernandez6, A. W. Harris7, M. J. Holman8, Z. Ivezic9, R. Jedicke10, M. Kaasalainen11, N. A. Kaib12, Z. Knevezic13, A. Milani14, A. Park15, D. Ragozzine8, S. T. Ridgway16, D. E. Trilling17, B. Vrsnak18, LSST Solar System Science Collaboration 1Univ. of Washington, 2CalTech, 3PSI/NASA Johnson, 4JPL, 5Charles University, Czech Republic, 6University of Central Florida, 7Space Science Institute, 8Center for Astrophysics, 9Univ. of Washington, University of Zagreb, 10Institute for Astronomy, 11University of Helsinki, Finland, 12CITA, Canada, 13Astronomy Observatory Belgrade, Serbia, 14University of Pisa, Italy, 15University of Victoria, Canada, 16NOAO, 17Northern Arizona University, 18Hvar Observatory, Croatia.

252.11. Comet Science with LSST

Michael Solontoi1, Z. Ivezic2, L. Jones21Adler Planetarium, 2University of Washington.

252.12. Exploring the Transient and Variable Universe with LSST

Andrew C. Becker1, J. S. Bloom2, L. M. Walkowicz2, LSST Collaboration 1Univ. of Washington, 2University of California, Berkeley.

252.13. Measuring RR Lyrae Stars Throughout the Local Group with LSST

Hakeem Oluseyi1, A. Becker2, C. C. Culliton3, M. Furqan1, K. L. Hoadley1, P. Regencia1, A. J. Wells1, I. J. Allison4, S. Jacoby5, Z. Ivezic2, L. Jones2, S. Krughoff2, B. Sesar61Florida Institute of Technology, 2University of Washington, 3Pennsylvania State University, 4Alabama A&M University, 5LSST Corporation, 6California Institute of Technology.

252.14. Mapping Milky Way And Local Volume Structure With LSST

Marla C. Geha1, B. Willman2, J. Bochanski3, J. Bullock4, M. Catelan5, V. Debattista6, C. Grillmair7, A. Jordan5, M. Juric8, J. Kalirai9, N. Kallivayalil1, P. McGehee7, D. Minniti5, R. Munoz1, R. Roskar10, A. Sarajedini11, J. Simon12, J. Strader8, LSST MWLV Collaboration 1Yale University, 2Haverford, 3Penn State, 4UC Irvine, 5PUC, Chile, Chile, 6UCLan, United Kingdom, 7IPAC/Caltech, 8CfA, 9STScI, 10University of Washington, 11UFlorida, 12Carnegie Observatories.

252.15. The Stellar Populations of the Milky Way and Nearby Galaxies with LSST

Knut A. Olsen1, K. Covey2, A. Saha1, T. C. Beers3, J. Bochanski4, P. Boeshaar5, P. Cargile6, M. Catelan7, A. Burgasser8, K. Cook9, S. Dhital6, D. Figer10, Z. Ivezic11, J. Kalirai12, P. McGehee13, D. Minniti7, J. Pepper6, A. Prsa14, A. Sarajedini15, D. Silva1, J. A. Smith16, K. Stassun6, P. Thorman5, B. Williams11, LSST Stellar Populations Collaboration 1NOAO, 2Cornell University, 3Michigan State University/JINA, 4Penn State University, 5U.C. Davis, 6Vanderbilt University, 7Pontificia Universidad Católica, Chile, 8U.C. San Diego, 9LLNL, 10RIT, 11University of Washington, 12STScI, 13IPAC/Caltech, 14Villanova University, 15University of Florida, 16Austin Peay State University.

252.17. Galaxy Evolution with LSST

Andrew Ptak1, LSST Galaxies Collaboration 1NASA/GSFC.

252.17. AGN Science with LSST

Robert Gibson1, S. F. Anderson1, D. R. Ballantyne2, A. J. Barth3, W. N. Brandt4, R. J. Brunner5, G. Chartas6, P. Coppi7, W. de Vries8, M. Eracleous4, X. Fan9, A. G. Gray2, R. F. Green10, Z. Ivezic11, M. Lacy12, P. Lira13, G. M. Madejski14, J. A. Newman15, G. T. Richards16, D. P. Schneider4, A. Seth17, O. Shemmer18, H. A. Smith17, M. A. Strauss19, E. Treister20, D. E. Vanden Berk211University of Washington, 2Georgia Tech, 3UC Irvine, 4Penn State, 5University of Illinois, 6College of Charleston, 7Yale, 8LLNL, 9Arizona, 10LBTO, 11University of Washington, University of Zagreb, 12NRAO, 13Universidad de Chile, Chile, 14SLAC, 15University of Pittsburgh, 16Drexel University, 17CfA, 18University of North Texas, 19Princeton, 20IfA, Hawaii, 21St. Vincent College.

252.18. Simulating Galaxies and Active Galactic Nuclei in the LSST Image Simulation Effort

James Pizagno1, Z. Ahmad2, J. Bankert2, D. Bard3, A. Connolly1, C. Chang4, R. R. Gibson1, K. Gilmore5, E. Grace2, M. Hannel2, J. G. Jernigan6, L. Jones1, S. M. Kahn4, S. K. Krughoff1, S. Lorenz2, S. Marshall4, S. M. Shmakova3, N. Sylvestri1, N. Todd2, M. Young21University of Washington, 2Purdue University, 3Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics & Cosmology, 4Stanford University, 5University of Stanford, 6Space Science Laboratory.

252.19. Baryon Acoustic Oscillations in the LSST Photometric Survey

Alexandra Abate1, A. Gorecki2, R. Ansari1, A. Barrau2, S. Baumont2, L. Derome2, E. Gawiser3, C. Magneville4, M. Moniez1, J. A. Newman5, J. A. Tyson6, H. Zhan7, LSST LSS Science Collaboration 1Laboratoire De L'Accelerateur Lineaire, IN2P3-CNRS, Universite de Paris-Sud, France, 2Laboratoire de Physique Subatomique et de Cosmologie, CNRS/UJF/INPG, France, 3Rutgers, the State University of NJ, 4CEA, DSM/IRFU, Centre d'Etudes de Saclay, France, 5University of Pittsburgh, 6University of California, Davis, 7National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China.

252.20. Tracing the Supernovae of LSST

W. Michael Wood-Vasey1, R. Kessler2, R. Biswas3, D. Cinabro4, B. Dilday5, S. Kuhlmann3, LSST Supernova Collaboration 1University of Pittsburgh, 2University of Chicago, 3Argonne National Lab, 4Wayne State, 5Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope.

252.21. Strong Lenses with LSST: Simulated 10-year Movies of Multiply-Imaged Quasars

Jesse Garrett Jernigan1, P. J. Marshall2, M. Oguri3, R. Gibson4, J. Pizagno4, A. Connolly4, J. R. Peterson5, Z. Ahmad5, J. Bankert5, D. Bard6, C. Chang7, E. Grace5, K. Gilmore8, M. Hannel5, L. Jones4, S. M. Kahn8, S. Krughoff4, S. Lorentz5, S. Marshall8, S. Nagarajan5, A. P. Rasmussen8, M. Shmakova6, N. Sylvestre4, N. Todd5, M. Young5, LSST Strong Lensing Science Collaboration 1Space Sciences Laboratory, UC Berkeley, 2Oxford/KIPAC, United Kingdom, 3NAOJ, Japan, 4U. Washington, 5Purdue, 6KIPAC/SLAC, 7Stanford, 8Stanford/SLAC.

252.22. Accurate Cosmography with LSST Time Delay Lenses

Philip J. Marshall1, C. P. Sandford2, C. D. Fassnacht3, D. R. Meldgin3, M. Oguri4, S. H. Suyu3, M. W. Auger3, LSST Strong Lensing Science Collaboration 1Stanford University, 2Imperial College, United Kingdom, 3University of California, 4NAOJ, Japan.

252.23. Probing Dark Energy with Weak Lensing with LSST

Ian P. Dell'Antonio1, D. Wittman2, B. Jain3, J. Bosch2, D. Clowe4, M. Jarvis3, M. Jee2, J. Tyson2, H. Zhan5, LSST Weak Lensing Science Collaboration 1Brown University, 2UC Davis, 3Univ. of Pennsylvania, 4Ohio University, 5NAOC, China.

252.24. Weak Lensing Galaxy Shear Extraction Testing for LSST

Myungkook J. Jee1, J. A. Tyson1, D. Wittman1, A. J. Connolly2, G. Jernigan3, J. R. Peterson4, Z. Ivezic21UC Davis, 2U. Washington, 3UC Berkeley, 4Purdue U.

252.25. Shear Systematics in LSST Simulated Images

Chihway Chang1, S. M. Kahn1, G. Jernigan2, J. R. Peterson3, A. P. Rasmussen1, Z. Ahmad3, J. Bankert3, D. Bard1, A. Connolly4, R. R. Gibson4, K. Gilmore1, E. Grace3, M. Hannel3, L. Jones4, S. Krughoff4, S. Lorenz3, S. Marshall1, S. Nagarajan3, J. Pizagno4, M. Shmakova1, N. Sylvestre4, N. Todd3, M. Young31SLAC/Stanford, 2SSL/UC Berkeley, 3Purdue University, 4U. Washington.

Financial support for Rubin Observatory 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 Rubin Observatory 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 Rubin Observatory LSST Camera (LSSTCam) is managed by the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC).
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