[ASA] Australian involvement in the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST)

Sarah Brough s.brough at unsw.edu.au
Mon Jul 1 11:53:36 AEST 2019

Dear All,

If you are interested in LSST and would like to know more, Rachel 
Webster will lead an LSST unconference session at the ASA Annual Science 
Meeting from 11.40am Thurs 11th July.

The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST; https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/zrdSC81Zj6tq2NWrCn1pSz?domain=lsst.org) is an 
8.4m optical telescope under construction in Chile. Starting in 2023 it 
will conduct a 10-year imaging survey of the Southern hemisphere.

International engagement with LSST has recently changed from a cash 
contribution of US$200,000 per PI to a, not-yet specified, in-kind 

At the moment, Astronomy Australia Limited (AAL) holds an MOU with the 
LSST Corporation for 10 (+40 junior) named researchers. The named PIs 
are given at the Australian LSST webpages, 
https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/2IBbC91ZkQtql4A1CE98FO?domain=astronomyaustralia.org.au. These researchers can 
join any of the 8 LSST Science Collaborations 
(https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/c8uYC0YZWVFB7NQ8f2tWYS?domain=lsstcorporation.org) and get 
involved with LSST science right now.

With the change to the in-kind contribution, we would like to broaden 
the membership of LSST to any interested astronomer in Australia.

There is also more information at the Australian LSST webpages: 

(Australian Science Lead for LSST)

Assoc/Prof Sarah Brough
Research Director
School of Physics
UNSW Sydney
PH: 02 9385 5470

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