Today, I’m at the 20th NASA Small Body Assessment Group (SBAG) meeting. The SBAG is comprised of planetary scientists, planetary astronomers, and mission experts and engineers who provide perspective and input to NASA on planning and prioritizing in regards to exploration of Solar System small bodies. on LSST Solar System Science focusing on non-NEO science and giving an overview on the activities the LSST SSSC. The PDF version of my slides can be found here Or you can peruse the slideshow below.
We’re pleased to announce with the help of the Large Synoptic Survey Telecope (LSST) Corporation’s Enabling Science Grant, the LSST Solar System Science Collaboration (SSSC) will be holding a public event as part of our 1st LSST Solar System Sprint in July. We’ve partnered with Astronomy on Tap: Seattle and Peddler Brewing Company for a special edition of Astronomy on Tap: Seattle. This Solar System Extravaganza will be four public talks:
Location: Peddler Brewing Company, 1514 NW Leary Way Seattle, WA 98107
When: Tuesday July 10, 2018 – 8-10 pm
Cost: Free Entry
David Trilling (Northern Arizona University): The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope: What it is and why you should care
Michael Mommert (Lowell Observatory): It’s an asteroid. It’s a comet. It’s complicated…
Kat Volk (University of Arizona): Tales from the Outer Solar System
Andy Rivkin (Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory): A Crash Course in Asteroid Defense
And a special thanks to Peddler Brewing Company for opening on a special day for this event and to Brett Morris and Nicole Sanchez, Astronomy on Tap: Seattle organizers, for making this possible.
See you in Seattle!
There were three Solar System focused science talks at the LSST@Europe 3 meeting, held earlier this month. The talks have been recorded and you can find links to them below:
Lynne Jones made this slide for the 2018 MIAPP NEO workshop that she was attending from May 14-May 25. It gives a really nice summary of LSST and an overview of some of the things LSST will do to inventory the Solar System. A great resource for anyone interested in Solar System science with LSST.
A high resolution version of the slide can be found here.
Chad Trujillo and Henry Hsieh presented a poster at the Asia Oceania Geosciences Society’s (AOGS) 15th meeting this week in Honolulu about the SSSC’s efforts preparing for LSST first light.
A high resolution version of the poster can be downloaded here