Australian LSST Workshop 2021

13 December 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEDT
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AAL was proud to host the 2021 Australian LSST Workshop, held online on Monday 13 Dec 2021 from noon-5pm AEDT (9am-2pm AWST).

Australian Science Lead for the Rubin Observatory’s Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST), Prof. Sarah Brough, provided an update on our in-kind contributions and funding to secure LSST data access rights for 47 Australian PIs (and a further 188 Junior Associates). After that, we heard from presenters on recent work relating to the LSST or the various LSST Science Collaborations, and discussed how we can all help build a better LSST@Australia community for everybody.

There was no workshop registration fee.

For those unable to attend live, we were able to present a pre-recorded presentation on your behalf, as well as provide a temporary link to a recording of the workshop on request. Please contact Sarah Brough ([email protected]) or Stuart Ryder ([email protected]) if you have any questions about the event. We were very happy to see so many of you online during the event!


Workshop program – please click on the title below to see the presentation slides/recordings
Time (AEDT)Time (AWST)SpeakerTitle
12:009:00Stuart Ryder (AAL) – Welcome
12:059:05Sarah Brough (UNSW)Update on Australian Involvement with LSST
12:159:15Timothy Holt (USQ)LSST Solar system object analysis using Astrocladistics
12:309:30Rob Sharp (ANU)Prompt automated classification spectroscopy
12:459:45Rachel Webster (University of Melbourne)Mapping quasars
13:0010:00Andrew Hopkins (AAO Macquarie)The EMU Survey and LSST
13:1510:15Sarah Martell (UNSW)An LSST view of Milky Way assembly in progress
13:3010:30Ilya Mandel (Monash)Exploring common envelopes with LSST observations of luminous red novae
13:4510:45Chris Lidman (ANU)Supernova Cosmology with the Dark Energy Survey
14:0011:00Brent Miszalski (AAO Macquarie)Data Central's Data Aggregation Service
14:3011:30Anais Moller (Swinburne)Fink broker, studying transients with Rubin
14:4511:45Joss Bland-Hawthorn (University of Sydney)Origin of the spiral arms in the Galaxy
15:0012:00Ken Freeman (ANU)The most distant Galactic RR Lyrae stars with the VRO
15:1512:15Ned Taylor (Swinburne)Spectroscopic redshifts and NIR imaging across the Southern hemisphere to support low-z galaxy science with VRO-LSST
15:3012:30Chris Wolf (ANU)Long-term AGN monitoring
15:4512:45Dougal Mackey (ANU)MagES: The Magellanic Edges Survey
16:0013:00Lee Spitler (AAO Macquarie)Adapting the LSST Software Stack for the Huntsman Telescope
16:1513:15Brad Tucker (ANU)Early Spectroscopy of Young Transients
16:3013:30Cristina Martinez-Lombilla (UNSW)Preparing for LSST: first intra-group light analysis in Subaru's HSC PDR2 data
16:3513:35Sarah Brough (UNSW) – Discussion & meeting summary
Ashley Ruiter (UNSW Canberra)Some thoughts on DP0
17:0014:00Meeting close

Image credit: Rubin Observatory at sunset, lit by a full moon. Credit: Rubin Observatory/NSF/AURA.


13 December 2021
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEDT
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Stuart Ryder
Sarah Brough