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American Astronomical Society Special Session – Early Science with Rubin LSST


January 9, 2024 @ 10:00 am 11:30 am America/CT


Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
900 Convention Center Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70130, USA


A graphic with the American Astronomical Society logo, the number 243, and a small graphic of a city with a bridge and horse. At the bottom are the words 243rd meeting of the American Astronomical Society New Orleans, Lousiana 7-11 January 2024.

The Vera C. Rubin Observatory Legacy Survey of Space and Time (Rubin LSST) is currently planning to have system first light in late 2024. With a first data preview based on early commissioning data planned for 2025, the scientific community is busy preparing to dive into discovery with the Rubin LSST dataset. In its first year, LSST will map more of the universe at optical wavelengths than all previous maps of the Universe combined. LSST will deliver science-ready data products to all US and Chilean scientists, without any proprietary period, and to a large community of international data rights holders. This Special Session of the 243rd AAS will have a series of brief talks and a panel discussion. The talks will:

  • Provide updates on the timing and content of the early science data anticipated from Rubin’s LSST
  • Highlight community-wide resources available to help scientists prepare for the unprecedented scale of the LSST datasets
  • Showcase science studies already happening in anticipation of LSST

The panel will prompt discussion on early science opportunities enabled by Rubin LSST, and what community resources would help accelerate those discoveries. Learn more about the 243rd AAS Meeting.