Maximizing the Potential of LSST’s Exploration of the Variable-Transient Sky

Meeting Description

LSST aims to conduct a survey with transformational potential for our understanding of the transient and variable Universe. This goal is complex and multifaceted since different variable/transient phenomena benefit from different observing strategies. With this grant, we organized a Transients and Variable Stars (TVS) Collaboration meeting –conference, un-conference, and hackathon– with the goal of preparing for the submission of 2018 white papers on LSST Cadence. This meeting provided TVS, which has over 200 members working on different transient/variable phenomena, an opportunity for in-person interaction to understand tensions and similarities of the surveys that would optimize each TVS science goal.

Meeting Details

  • Date: June 4-8, 2018
  • Location: Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
  • More information: TVS website

Meeting Support

LSSTC Support: $25,000