This is a web resource to support the work of the LSST:UK Collaboration, including its governance, research activities and engagement with LSST entities in the United States and elsewhere. Most areas of the site are accessible only with a valid account. If you are involved in LSST:UK and wish to have access to this site, click through to apply for an account.

To help you get started, if you are new to Confluence or the LSST:UK Wiki, look at the New-user Introduction and Site Guidelines. New links and topical highlights are marked with .

If you require this document in an alternative format, please contact the LSST:UK Project Managers [lusc_pm@mlist.is.ed.ac.uk] or phone +44 131 651 3577

The LSST:UK Consortium is soliciting proposals for involvement in the commissioning of the Vera C. Rubin Observatory. The closing date for proposals has been extended to 30 September 2021 to better align to the process in US and Chile. Further information can be found here.

Quick Links

Useful Contacts

  • LSST:UK Project Leader @Bob Mann

  • LSST:UK Project Scientist @Stephen Smartt

  • LSST:UK Commissioning Coordinator @Graham Smith

  • LSST:UK Project Manager @George Beckett and @Terry Sloan

LSST:UK Information

Past LSST:UK All Hands Meetings

Information for members

Resources for members

Information and useful links for the LSST project (international)

Website Layout and Content

The LSST:UK Wiki is divided into different 'spaces', to help people find the colleagues and materials that are relevant to them. All but the Home space can only be accessed using a user account. Some spaces are restricted-access and only accessible by users with specific responsibilities. The current list of spaces is as follows:

  • Home – this space, which is available without the need to login and holds topical, public information, plus links to useful resources.

  • LSST:UK Science Centre (requires login) – which holds material for the (PPRP-funded, Phase A & B) LUSC project team.

  • LSST:UK Executive Committee (restricted to Executive Committee) – which holds information specifically for the Executive Committee.

  • LSST:UK SWG (requires login) – which holds materials for the various science working groups and science collaborations that LSST:UK engages with.

  • LSST:UK Board (restricted to Board Members, plus supporting roles (that is, Project Manager, Project Leader, and so on)).

  • Collaboration – used to progress activities and/ or share documents and information with people from outside of LSST:UK. Material hosted on this space is likely to be accessible to people from the international science community, so should be regarded as being public.

  • STFC Oversight Committee (restricted to Executive Group and members of Oversight Committee) — which holds material to be shared between the project team and the STFC Oversight Committee

You can navigate to a site that is visible from you via the 'Spaces' pull-down menu at the top of most pages. If you do not have access to a space that you believe you should have access to, contact the LSST:UK Project Manager (George Beckett). Also do this, if you do have access to a space that you don't believe you should have access to.