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Current News and Announcements

The updated overview paper, “LSST: From Science Drivers to Reference Design and Anticipated Data Products” was published in the March 11, 2019 issue of The Astrophysical Journal. The paper can be accessed at this link.

Rubin Observatory Operations announces the release of a public draft of the Rubin Observatory Data Policy. Want to know how to access Rubin Observatory data and more? Read:

The project has further investigated the effect of satellite constellations on Rubin Observatory observing, findings are summarized in Document-33805.

The simulations team is calling for example light curves, for more information see:

As part of the LSST survey strategy optimization effort, a new series of simulated surveys has been released; the full announcement is available at this link. There will be further discussion of these simulations and their trade-offs on Log in and make your voice heard! 

The Data Management (DM) team facilitated the 2019 DM Boot Camp in Princeton, New Jersey, on November 12-14. Tutorials and lectures were led by current DM team members and geared towards the new scientists who have joined the Data Release Pipelines (DRP) team, 

Rubin Observatory Project Status (download slides)

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).
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 Rubin Observatory in its Operations phase. They will also provide support for scientific research with LSST data.   

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