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Laying of the First Stone for LSST

Laying of the First Stone for LSST

Suzanne Jacoby of LSST announces: "April 14, 2015 - LSST marks a major milestone today, with the traditional First Stone (Primera Piedra) ceremony taking place this afternoon on Cerro Pachón, Chile. While site leveling has already begun, laying of the first stone is a Chilean tradition marking the construction start for a new astronomical observatory. Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, U.S. Ambassador to Chile Michael A. Hammer, NSF Director France Córdova, and Charles Simonyi are among the dignitaries present to mark this start of summit construction. After a pause for today's festivities, the summit returns to being an active construction site under the direction of the LSST summit facility general contractor, Besalco. You can watch construction progress through our webcams, available at
Suzanne Jacoby, for the LSST Project Office"

Photo Credit: LSST Construction Webcam

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