Invitation to Join: Community Engagement Discussion Series

The Rubin Observatory Community Engagement Team (CET) is currently in the early stages of preparing a model for community engagement and support for science with the Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST).

The CET recognizes that the Rubin community has a deep well of experience in both providing and receiving support from astronomical facilities for user science, and that it would be to the benefit of all to leverage this experience in our plans.

Therefore, the CET invites all interested people to provide early-stage input to our model by participating in one (or more) of the informal discussion sessions described below. Students are especially encouraged to attend.

Agenda for All Discussion Sessions

  • First, a ~10 minute summary of the CET’s high-level plans for community engagement, as first presented at the Rubin 2020 Project and Community Workshop.
  • Then, an open discussion in which participants will be encouraged to share their past experiences, current activities, and future expectations regarding community engagement and support for science.

All five discussions in this series will follow the above agenda. People are welcome to participate in multiple sessions if they so desire. Everyone is also welcome to join and just listen in to the conversation.

Connection Information
Please submit your email address via this Google form and automatically receive the Zoom connection info and a calendar link.

Sessions occur at a range of dates and times in the hope that all individuals in our worldwide community have a chance to attend one. The session on Tue Dec 1 will be bilingual in English and Spanish. Hover the mouse over the following dates to view time zone information. (For reference, in Pacific Standard Time they are: 7am, 9am, 7am, 12pm, and 4pm).

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:star: Sesión de discusión abierta con traducción al Español
Esta sesión seguirá la misma agenda, pero la presentación será en Español e Inglés, y la mayor parte de la discusión se realizará en Español. Contaremos con la presencia de una traductora para ayudar con las discusiones entre los participantes y los miembros del CET.

Asynchronous Participation
There are several options for people who are interested in this discussion series but unable to attend any sessions. The first 10 minutes (the summary portion) of the bilingual session on Tue Dec 1 will be recorded and made available (but the other sessions will not be recorded). The CET will also provide a written summary of the discussions at the end of the series. Topics for asynchronous discussion about community engagement may be raised at any time in this Community Forum. Feel free to start a new topic in the Science category, or to post a reply to this topic.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please post a reply to this topic or send a private message to @MelissaGraham.

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Thanks to everyone who was able to join the conversation this morning, it was really nice discussing community engagement practices with you all!

Here is the slide deck from today, Thu Nov 19, to be used also for Mon Nov 23.
CE_Discussion_Series_WedNov18.pdf (2.6 MB)

Slides with Spanish translations for Tue Dec 1 to be posted soon!

The Community Engagement open discussion session on Tuesday December 1 2020 (at 7am Pacific, 12pm Santiago, 4pm CET) will be bilingual in English and Spanish. Here are the slides we will be using. The presentation portion of the session will be recorded but the discussion will not. Looking forward to seeing you!

CE_Discussion_Bilingual_TueDec1_2020.pdf (2.3 MB)

Here is the video recording of the presentation portion of the bilingual session on Tue Dec 1 2020. Thanks to every who attended. Our last open session will be Thu Dec 17 at 4pm Pacific time. Questions or comments related to Community Engagement remain welcome as replies in this thread, or as new topics in the Science category.