The ngVLA Science Book
A major deliverable in preparation of the Astronomy 2020 Decadal Survey will be the ngVLA Science Book. The book is being led by the ngVLA Science Advisory Council in consultation with the astronomical community at large and the ngVLA Project Scientist. The book will provide an extremely useful summary of the ngVLA Key Science Mission for Astro2020 panel members, as well as demonstrate the Project's firm handle on the associated technology requirements and cost.
Currently, we plan to publish the book through the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) under their monograph series. This will ensure both the entire book and individual chapters will be listed in the SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System for maximum visibility to the Asto2020 panel members.
With 50 (refereed) contributions received to date by nearly 200 unique authors, and more than 10 still in prep., the current volume highlights key areas of astrophysics that are ripe for major breakthroughs and clearly underscores the broad U.S. and international support that exists for pursuing a next-generation Very Large Array in the next decade.
The science book will continue to be updated over the summer, with contributions being accepted by our Science Advisory Committee until September 1, 2018 in the hope that community members will consider authoring additional chapters, especially for areas that appear to be missing in the current draft. If you would like to contribute a chapter, please contact the appropriate Science Working Group Chair and download the necessary template and instructions.