December 2018 Newsletter
Researchers from DIRAC and LSST are gearing up for the annual winter American Astronomical Society (AAS) meeting. This year, it will be here in Seattle at the Washington State Convention Center, from January 6-10, 2019. More than 15 talks and posters will be presented by DIRAC scientists. The meeting offers a stunning array of presentations (over 2300!), professional development workshops, and opportunities for networking.
LSST will have a booth in the exhibit hall throughout the week, and will host a Town Hall evening with updates from across the project. Software developers and scientists from UW’s LSST Data Management team will lead two tutorials on the LSST Science Pipelines for colleagues who want to learn the basics of LSST’s software stack. In addition, UW Astronomy department chair Julianne Dalcanton, recipient of the Beatrice M. Tinsley Prize for exceptionally creative or innovative research, will give an invited plenary talk about her use of large surveys to study low-surface-brightness galaxies and to resolve stellar structures and populations in the Milky Way and other galaxies.