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
(Non est ad astra mollis e terris via)
Dec 17 - Jan 2, 2016: Zagreb, Croatia
** Jan 3 - Mar 6, 2017: teaching (Astr 511) **
Jan 10-14, 2017: Tucson, Arizona.
Jan 23-26, 2017: Menlo Park, California.
** Mar 27 - Jun 2, 2017: teaching (Astr 324) **
Mar 5-9, 2017: Pasadena, California.
Jun 24-26, 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.