Milky Way Science with LSST

LSST, the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, is one of the largest undertakings in modern astronomy.  It will survey the entire visible night sky about every 3 nights for 10 years, assembling an incredible dataset that will include over 20 billion objects.   To get ready for this survey, hundreds of astronomers all over the world have self-assembled into science working groups.  These groups are collections of astronomers that are focused on making the most of LSST to work on their science.

Along with Beth Willman and Nitya Kallivayalil, I am a chair of the Stars, Milky Way and Local Volume Science collaboration.  I am happy to announce our public website, available here.  If you’d like to know more about what our group is working on, and how you can contribute to LSST, please contact me or see more at the site.