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Computer generated rendering of the LSST summit facility preliminary design and the small adjacent atmospheric telescope are shown with half-meter contour solid renderings of the surrounding area. Credit: LSST


President Barack Obama and President Sebastián Piñera meet in Santiago de Chile. Credit: The White House


Zeljko (left) and President Barack Obama (right). Credit: Anonymous photographer

Travel Log

(Non est ad astra mollis e terris via)

Currently in Seattle.

March 16-19, 2014: conference, Princeton.

March 23-28, 2014: conference, Fermilab.

** March 31 - June 6, 2014: teaching (Astr 323) **

April 6-7, 2014: LSST SAC meeting, Princeton.

June 15- Aug 31, 2014: Heidelberg, Germany.

July 1-2, 2014: conference, Budapest.

LSST

Hot off the Press

NSF Will Advance the LSST!: With approval from the National Science Board, the National Science Foundation (NSF) Director will advance the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) to the final design stage. This action permits the NSF Director to include funds for LSST construction in a future budget request.

President Obama on LSST: President Obama and Chilean President Piñera highlighted the effective collaboration in the fields of astronomy and astro-engineering which will allow the operation of the LSST and ALMA telescopes in the northern Chile, involving an investment of 1.5 billion dollars, with a close collaboration between public and private academic and research institutions in both countries.