Progress on the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) (Steven M. Kahn; LSST director)

Desde Junio 02, 2017 13:15 hasta Junio 02, 2017 13:45

En Instituto de Astrofísica, Pontificia Universidad Católica, Vicuña Mackenna 4860, Santiago, Chile

Categorías: Seminarios

The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope is a large aperture, wide-field ground-based telescope designed to provide an imaging survey of the entire southern hemisphere of sky every few nights. As such, it will enable a diverse array of scientific investigations ranging from studies of small moving bodies in the solar system to the expansion history of the universe as a whole. LSST incorporates an 8-m class primary mirror and 9.6 square degree, 3.2 billion pixel camera with six optical filters. The project is funded by both the National Sience Foundation and the Department of Energy in the United States and received final approval in 2014. Construction of LSST is now well underway on Cerro Pachon in Chile. I will review the technical progress with the various components of the system, and discuss our plans for commissioning and operations, which will begin late 2019.