Understanding and classifying photometric data into different subtypes of transients is one of the biggest challenges facing next-generation instruments like LSST. As a response, this LSSTC Enabling Science Project is generating the Photometric LSST Astronomical Time-series Classification Challenge (PLAsTiCC). This ambitious project will be an open data challenge to prepare the community for LSST transient data. The LSSTC Enabling Science Grant will fund the development of the data challenge and workshops to build community capacity and engagement with such data, to make us ‘science-ready’ for the exciting new era of LSST.
- Date: July 14, 2017
- Location: Flatiron Institute, NY
More dates/locations TBA in locations across North America and the United Kingdom
LSSTC Support: $35,000