Optimization of the Observing Cadence for the Rubin Observatory Legacy Survey of Space and Time: A Pioneering Process of Community-focused Experimental Design

@article{Bianco2021OptimizationOT,
  title={Optimization of the Observing Cadence for the Rubin Observatory Legacy Survey of Space and Time: A Pioneering Process of Community-focused Experimental Design},
  author={Federica B. Bianco and Željko Ivezi{\'c} and R. Lynne Jones and Melissa L. Graham and Philip J. Marshall and Abhijit Kumar Saha and Michael A. Strauss and Peter Yoachim and Tiago Ribeiro and Timo Anguita and Amanda. E. Bauer and Franz Erik Bauer and Eric C. Bellm and Robert D. Blum and William N. Brandt and Sarah Brough and M{\'a}rcio Catel{\'a}n and William I. Clarkson and Andrew J. Connolly and Eric Gawiser and John E. Gizis and Ren{\'e}e Hlo{\vz}ek and Sugata Kaviraj and Charles T. Liu and Michelle Lochner and Ashish A. Mahabal and Rachel Mandelbaum and Peregrine M. McGehee and Eric H. Neilsen Jr. and Knut A. G. Olsen and Hiranya V. Peiris and Jason D. Rhodes and Gordon T. Richards and Stephen T. Ridgway and Megan E. Schwamb and Dan Scolnic and Ohad Shemmer and Colin T. Slater and An{\vz}e Slosar and Steven J. Smartt and Jay Strader and Rachel R. Street and David E. Trilling and Aprajita Verma and Anna Katherina Vivas and Risa H. Wechsler and Beth Willman},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series},
  year={2021},
  volume={258}
}
Vera C. Rubin Observatory is a ground-based astronomical facility under construction, a joint project of the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Energy, designed to conduct a multipurpose 10 yr optical survey of the Southern Hemisphere sky: the Legacy Survey of Space and Time. Significant flexibility in survey strategy remains within the constraints imposed by the core science goals of probing dark energy and dark matter, cataloging the solar system, exploring the transient… 
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