A Guided Tour of the LSST Science Book
The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) was recently given the
highest ranking in the Astro2010 Decadal Review, and is expected to
begin preliminary operations around 2016 (funding permitting). Supported
by NSF and DOE, LSST is an extremely ambitious imaging sky survey,
simultaneously providing large coverage, exceptional depth, and transient
detection capabilities. The roughly 600 page LSST Science Book
(http://arxiv.org/abs/0912.0201, about 230 authors) outlines the enormous
scope of LSST's science mission ranging from studies of the solar
system to the largest cosmological scales. In this talk I will (very
quickly!) cover LSST's basic capabilities and mode of operation and
describe the salient features of LSST science, as discussed in more
detail in the Science Book.
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