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The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST)

What is the Universe made of? In modern cosmology only 4% of the universe is deeply understood, while the other 96%, Dark Energy and Dark Matter, remains a mystery. The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), currently under construction at Cerro Pachón (a mountaintop in northern Chilé), will observe billions of galaxies, billions of stars in our own Milky Way galaxy, as well as millions of objects closer to home in the solar system. Every night over a ten-year survey, LSST will observe much of the night sky, so that every portion of the sky will be imaged nearly a thousand times. In this talk, Dr. Roodman will describe the LSST telescope and its remarkable set of observations, and how LSST will be able to “see” the dark portion of the universe in unprecedented detail.

Speaker: Aaron Roodman, SLAC

Friday, 02/01/19


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