Campos do Jordão, Brazil, April 1-4, 2012.

Important Dates

March 1, 2012: deadline for registration, application for financial support, and hotel reservation.

March 8, 2012: e-mail notification on applications for financial support.

March 15, 2012: deadline to communicate any changes in the arriving and departure dates in the hotel, as well as cancellation of hotel booking.

Second Circular

February, 2012

First Circular

February, 2012

Second Announcement

January, 2012

First Announcement

January 18, 2012

The Laboratório Nacional de Astrofísica (LNA/MCTI) and Instituto Nacionais de Ciência e Tecnologia de Astrofísica (INCTA), together with the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), are pleased to announce the 'Science with LSST: Brazilian/USA joint Workshop', to be held in Campos do Jordão, state of São Paulo, Brazil, from April 1 to 4, 2012.

This workshop intends to provide plentyof information and discussions to the brazilian astronomers and computer scientsts understand the scientific and technological possibilities of this project and foster the discussions about the possibility of Brazil to join the LSST partnership.

The workshop is open to astronomers and computer scientists (targeted more specifically to Brazilian and US scientists but we welcome colleagues from other countries) interested in knowing the LSST possibilities on astronomy and software and large survey databases science and development.

There will be time for oral presentations from scientists working on the workshop themes of science and development of large astronomical surveys and databases. Contributions will also be accepted also in poster format. Presentation is not required for Brazilian astronomers to apply for funding support.

INCTA will provide funding for a large number of Brazilian scientist to attend the meeting. Presetation is not required for Brazilian scientists or students who intend to ask for financial support.

Planned Speakers from the LSST:

Steve Kahn - Stanford University/SLAC, LSST Deputy Director, camera system director
Michael Strauss - Princeton; LSST Science Collaborations
Kirk Gilmore - SLAC; Camera System Scientist
Andrew Connolly - U of Washington, Image Simulation
Zeljko Ivezic - U of Washington, LSST System Scientist
Jeff Kantor - LSST Data Management Project Manager
Mario Juric - LSST Data Management System Scientist
Charles Claver - LSST Systems Engineer
Suzanne Jacoby - LSST Education and Public Outreach
Victor Krabbendam - LSST Telescope and Site Project Manager
Don Sweeney - LSST Project Manager

Those interested in attending are invited to register in the workshop Web site at:


The deadline for registration is March 1, 2012

Scientific Committee

Raul Abramo (IF/USP, Brazil)
Renato Dupke (ON, Brazil)
Donald Sweeney (LSST, USA)
Michael Strauss (U. Princeton, USA)
Marcio Maia (LIneA/ON, Brasil)
Kepler de Oliveira (UFRGS, Brasil)
Claudia Oliveira (IAG/USP, Brasil)
Fabio Porto (LNCC, Brasil)
Hugo Capelato (INPE, Brasil)

Contact e-mail: lsst_workshop(at)lna.br

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