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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

(Non est ad astra mollis e terris via)

Jun 5-10, 2016: SCMA 2016, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Jun 14 - Jul 5, 2016: LSST@Europe2, Belgrade, Serbia

Aug 3-7, 2016: Bellingham, Washington

Aug 9-11, 2016: NOAO review work, Tucson, Arizona

Aug 14-20, 2016: LSST AHM meeting, Tucson, Arizona

Sep 7-21, 2016: IAU Symposium 324, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Oct 18 - Nov 1, 2016: IAU Symposium 325, Sorrento, Italy

Nov 27 - Dec 10, 2016: Atacama Variables, Santiago, Chile

Dec 17 - Jan 2, 2016: Zagreb, Croatia

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.