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Plans for Early Science

  • Leanne P. Guy
  • Eric Bellm
  • Bob Blum
  • Željko Ivezić
  • author list incomplete ... add your name as you contribute.


Science during the first year of Rubin Observatory / LSST operations is a high priority. Alerts to of transient, variable, and/or moving objects. are the only data product that will be immediately available (within 60 seconds of image readout) and publicly shareable, i.e not subject to a proprietary period. The worldwide community is actively preparing to process the LSST alert stream and use it to generate groundbreaking scientific results. This note describes the Rubin Observatory Production plan for ensuring Early Science. It is a living document that will evolve over the course of the remainder of the construction project and up until Data Release 1 (DR1).