LSST Science Advisory Committee Seeks Community Input
Michael Strauss Princeton University
Now that federal construction on the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) has formally begun, the LSST project has constituted a science advisory committee (SAC). Its job is to represent the wider scientific community (including the US astronomical community) and to advise the LSST project director, Steve Kahn, as decisions are made throughout the LSST construction phase.
The SAC's ultimate goal is to help the LSST project and the community maximize the science output from LSST. The committee's purview includes, but is not limited to, the choice of observing cadences, plans for scientific commissioning of the LSST, and the relationship between the LSST project, the science community, and LSST science collaborations. The LSST SAC website lists the members of the SAC and includes minutes of previous meetings. Please contact any of the SAC members if you have questions or would like to give input into any aspect of LSST.