Welcome to the LSST Galaxies Science Collaboration

The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) is a ground-breaking observatory funded by the National Science FoundationUS Department of Energy, and private donations that will produce a multi-color digital image of the entire southern sky. The LSST Galaxies Science Collaboration (LSSTGSC) is a scientific organization charged with using the LSST data to understand the formation and evolution of galaxies and the cosmic environments in which they form.

The LSSTGSC is one of the original nine LSST science collaborations founded in 2006, and made important contributions to the LSST Science Book released in 2009. This detailed science case helped LSST become the top-rated priority for ground-based astronomical facilities in the 2010 Decadal Survey and obtain NSF and DOE funding. Scientists in the LSSTGSC will conduct a wide range of extragalactic research programs with LSST data, and will help the LSST Project develop critical Level 3 data and software products that will enable astronomers from all over the world to conduct cutting-edge research programs of their own. Information about the LSSTGSC organization and structure can be found in the LSSTGSC Charter.

The collaboration is always accepting new membership applications from eligible scientists who are interested in extragalactic research with LSST. For more information, please visit our application webpage or contact the collaboration.