Aims and Goals

Over its 10 year lifespan, the Vera C. Rubin Observatory's Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST) will catalog over 5 million Main Belt asteroids, almost 300,000 Jupiter Trojans, over 100,000 NEOs, over 40,000 KBOs, 10s of interstellar objects, and over 10,000 comets. Many of these objects will receive hundreds of observations in multiple bandpasses. The LSST Solar System Science Collaboration (SSSC) is preparing methods and tools to analyze this data, as well as understand optimum survey strategies for discovering moving objects throughout the Solar System.

The goal is to get the SSSC and planetary community together to spend 2 dedicated days towards preparing for the LSST data deluge. This year, the sprint will focus on the topic of observational follow-up in the LSST era. After a series of introductory talks and discussion groups, participants will break into working groups to work on mini-projects (ranging from software development to proposal writing). We plan to have simulated catalogs of Solar System detections from the LSST Solar System Processing (SSP) pipelines available at the Sprint.

Land Acknowledgement

The Sprint will take place on Northern Arizona University's campus. Northern Arizona University sits at the base of the San Francisco Peaks, on homelands sacred to Native Americans throughout the region. We honor their past, present, and future generations, who have lived here for millennia and will forever call this place home.


Day 1 (June 16)

Day 2 (June 17)


Colin Orion Chandler (UW), Will Oldroyd (NAU), Meg Schwamb (QUB)

Organizer Points of Contact Meg Schwamb and Colin Orion Chandler


We acknowledge support from the B612 Foundation, LSST Corporation, Planetary Society, Karman+, with logisitcal support from the University of Washington's DiRAC Institute, Queen's University Belfast School of Maths and Physics, Rubin Observatory, and the Rubin Observatory Solar System Processing Team.

Image of the telescope dome