Solar System Science Collaboration (SSSC) February Update

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(Meg Schwamb) #1

A brief update of SSSC (Solar System Science Collaboration) happenings over the past month. A more detailed version will be sent out on the SSSC listserv.

SSSC Roadmap - Thanks to everyone who has given their input, the SSSC Roadmap is now public and available on astro-ph and the SSSC website.

SSSC Roadmap Next Steps - the working groups leads will be organizing feedback from their respective working groups to create quantitative measures, in words define what we need to accomplish for each bullet point in the science roadmap (e.g. x number of objects composed from both islands in 3:1 mean resonance with Neptune)

SSSC Charter - The SSSC charter (now online here) passed with 27 in favor and 1 against. All SSSC members current and future are expected to read and abide by the charter. Co-chair terms are 3 years, renewable upon re-election. In the spirit of the new charter, the co-chair positions will be set onto an election cycle: Meg’s co-chair position will have an election in 2 years (Spring of 2020; 3 years from when Meg was elected). David’s co-chair position will have an election in Spring of 2019 (next year). If you have any questions or concerns please get in touch with David and Meg, SSSC Co-Chairs.

Blog - A reminder that we’ve launched the SSSC blog for community and public outreach. We are looking for volunteers to write a blog post or two sometime during 2018. We’re looking for contributions from SSSC members.

LSST Pipelines and Data Products - Jim Bosch gave a talk at the joint project science team science collaboration chairs call. The slides and video can be found at

AAS 231 LSST Townhall - At the 231st American Astronomical Society meeting, there was the LSST Townhall. Slides from the presentations can be found at here