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Computer generated rendering of the LSST summit facility. Credit: LSST

Video Clip: Bill Gates and Charles Simonyi share their excitement about LSST. 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

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Nov 15-20, 2015: Tucson, Arizona.

Dec 8-11, 2015: Tucson, Arizona.

Dec 18-20, 2015: Friday Harbor, Washington.

Jan 3-8, 2016: AAS Meeting, Florida

Feb 21-25, 2016: LSST JTM meeting, Santa Cruz, California

Mar 6-11, 2016: LSST DESC meeting, ???

Apr 13-15, 2016: Eugene, Oregon

May 15-19, 2016: Harvard Sackler, Boston, Massachusetts

Jun 5-10, 2016: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Jun 19-24, 2016: LSST@Europe2, Belgrade, Serbia

Aug 5-13, 2016: Easter Island, Chile

Aug 14-19, 2016: LSST AHM meeting, Tucson, Arizona

Jun 4-29, 2017: Stockholm, Sweden


Memorable Press Items

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.