The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope: Status and Science Opportunities

Speaker:Prof. Steve Kahn
Time:14:30 - 15:30
Location:Lidow Rosen Auditorium (323)

The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) is a large-aperture, wide-field ground-based telescope designed to provide a time-domain imaging survey of the entire southern hemisphere of sky in six optical colors (ugrizy).  Over ten years, LSST will obtain ~ 1,000 exposures of every part of the southern sky, enabling a wide-variety of distinct scientific investigations, ranging from studies of small moving bodies in the solar system, to constraints on the structure and evolution of the Universe as a whole.