The ngVLA Timeline


First Draft of the ngVLA Science Book Released

June 22nd, 2018

With 50 (refereed) contributions received to date by nearly 200 unique authors, and more than 10 still in prep., this 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.

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Second Round of ngVLA Community Studies Announced

November 8th, 2017

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ngVLA Development Funding

September 14th, 2017

The NSF allows NRAO to re-profile $11M in funding to support ngVLA development in preparation for Astro2020 Decadal Survey.

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ngVLA Key Science Goals Memo Posted

August 2nd, 2017

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ngVLA Reference Design Memo Posted

July 17th, 2017

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ngVLA Science and Technology Meeting

June 26th, 2017

This workshop focussed on building community concensus on the key science goals and associated technical requirements for the ngVLA.

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ngVLA Technical Advisory Council Announced

February 15th, 2017

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First Round of ngVLA Community Studies Announced

November 2nd, 2016

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ngVLA Science Advisory Council Announced

September 30th, 2016

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ngVLA Science White Papers posted on arXiv

October 21st, 2015

An initial set of science white papers highlighting transformational science that can be achieved with a next-generation VLA.

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Inaugural ngVLA Technical Workshop

April 8th, 2015

This workshop focused on science opportunities and enabling technologies for a next-generation cm-to-mm interferometer. The principal conclusion from this workshop was that the technical requirements for achieving a scientifically transformational ngVLA demand only a plausible extrapolation of current technologies.

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