Upcoming and Past ngVLA-Related Events
ngVLA Virtual Tour
Workshop • March 27th, 2021 • Zoom • 1:00 PM
The first public tour of the Next Generation Very Large Array (ngVLA) occurred in March. The virtual tour featured presentations, interviews of ngVLA staff, and a question-and-answer session. Anyone who missed the live event is welcome to view its archived version.
New Views of Galaxy Formation and Evolution
Conference • January 14th - 15th, 2021 • Virtual • 12:00 AM
[Image credit: Nicolle R. Fuller, NSF] Sensitive ground- and space-based astronomical facilities are pushing the detection of galaxies well into the Epoch of Reionization, less than 1 Gyr after the Big Bang. Such detections are allowing us to begin piecing together a picture for how and when the first galaxies formed, along with the physical processes driving their evolution into the mature systems that we...
ngVLA Town Hall
Workshop • December 16th, 2020 • Zoom • 1:00 PM
The ngVLA Project Office recently held a Town Hall on the ngVLA Project status, which is now available for online viewing. There were a total of 154 participants from 17 countries. This forum provided background on the next round of ngVLA Community Studies, a funding opportunity for the community to further develop the most pressing science questions that can be tackled by the ngVLA; an update on recent...
ngVLA Summer Short Talk Series
Talk • September 10th, 2020 • Online EDT • 3:00 PM
The next-generation Very Large Array Science Advisory Council (SAC) is organizing a cycle of weekly short online talks over the Summer that focus on timely open science questions. Talks are scheduled to be 20-25 min, with another 15-20 min reserved for questions from the audience. The goal of the series is to draw a contingent of early-career researchers and students who are interested in open astronomy...
Compact Objects and Energetic Phenomena in the Multi-Messenger Era Virtual Mini-Conference
Conference • July 14th - 15th, 2020 • Virtual • 12:00 AM
Now, at the dawn of the multi-messenger era, electromagnetic waves, high-energy particles, and gravitational waves are jointly revealing previously-hidden clues into the workings of compact objects. These clues are guiding observers, theorists, and computational researchers to new and deep insights about compact objects. Stunning progress has been made in understanding the energetic mergers, and merger...
The Scientific Quest for High Angular Resolution
Conference • January 7th, 2020 • Honolulu, Hawaii • 12:00 AM
The NRAO and the ngVLA will convene a Special Session entitled "The Scientific Quest for High Angular Resolution" on 7 January 2020 at the American Astronomical Society (AAS) winter meeting. Sensitive ground- and space-based astronomical observations acquired at high angular resolution are enabling new insights across many frontier fields of astrophysics, such as star and planet formation. At the dawn of...
Radio/Millimeter Astrophysical Frontiers in the Next Decade June 25-27, 2019
Workshop • June 25th - 27th, 2019 • Charlottesville, VA • 8:00 AM
This workshop reviewed the astrophysical frontiers identified in the Science White Papers submitted to the Astro 2020 Decadal Survey. A particular focus was those science frontiers that demand observations at centimeter and/or millimeter wavelengths across all Astro 2020 thematic areas. A broad range of innovative ideas and approaches were described, and this workshop allowed those ideas to be explored in...
Multi-Messenger Astrophysics: Insights from Combining Gravity and Radio Waves
Conference • February 16th, 2019 • Washington, DC • 10:00 AM
This symposium discussed the essential role radio astronomy plays in improving our understanding of the physics of gravitational wave events now being detected in the Universe. This field of multi-messenger astrophysics is rapidly advancing and maturing, with the first generation of gravitational wave telescopes now online, and the discovery of diverse numbers of gravitational wave events. The most recent...
Theoretical Advances Guided by Radio-Millimeter-Submillimeter Arrays
Conference • January 9th, 2019 • Seattle, WA • 2:00 PM
This Special Session highlighted recent theoretical breakthroughs enabled by the VLA and ALMA, summarized planned VLA and ALMA improvements, discussed theoretical leaps that are likely to follow, and underscored the relevance of the VLA and ALMA to the science themes motivating the great observatories that will be commissioned in the next decade. This Special Session featured invited oral presentations and an...
URSI National Radio Science Meeting: ngVLA Special Session
Conference • January 9th - 12th, 2019 • Boulder, CO • 12:00 AM
This special session at the URSI National Radio Science Meeting focused on recent technical development of the ngVLA concept and enabling technologies.
Astrophysical Frontiers in the Next Decade and Beyond: Planets, Galaxies, Black Holes, and the Transient Universe
Conference • June 26th - 29th, 2018 • Portland, OR • 8:00 AM
New research facilities and the scientific vision outlined by New Worlds, New Horizons have motivated the exploration of vast new discovery space, and astrophysics has seen extraordinary progress in the past decade, opening new frontiers across many fields. This conference brought together a substantial cross-section of the astronomical community to discuss how to effectively address the highest priority...
ngVLA Optics Workshop
Workshop • June 19th - 20th, 2018 • Pasadena, CA • 12:00 AM
This was a small workshop on the topic of reflector optics and feeds for ngVLA held at Caltech, Jun 19-20, 2018. The main questions I see for the workshop are as follows: 1) Reflector Shape and Sub Reflector Size; 2) Receiver Frequency Ranges; and 3) Receiver Calibration.
VLBI Futures Meeting
Workshop • March 12th - 13th, 2018 • Texas Tech, Lubbock, TX, USA • 8:00 AM
This workshop focused on the future of VLBI astronomy in the North America.
The Very Large Array Today and Tomorrow: First Molecules to Life on Exoplanets
Conference • January 11th, 2018 • National Harbor, MD • 2:00 PM
This Special Session showcased cutting-edge research. It also addressed future transformative scientific opportunities that could be enabled by new capabilities that would ensure the instrument's pre-eminence well into the 21st century.
U.S. Radio/Millimeter/Submillimeter Science Futures III
Conference • August 2nd - 4th, 2017 • Berkley, CA • 8:00 AM
Futures III continued discussions and analysis of two key opportunities emerging from the Futures I and II meetings – ngVLA and Spectral-Line Cosomology & Low Frequency Instruments, including HERA and related intensity mapping opportunities. An update on other key areas – CMB, Pulsars and mid-scale developments was also given.
Developing the ngVLA Science Program Workshop
Workshop • June 26th - 29th, 2017 • Socorro, NM • 8:00 AM
This workshop focused on developing the key science goals and associated technical requirements for the ngVLA. The program consisted of invited and contributed talks talks that highlighted recent results from existing instruments (e.g., JVLA, ALMA), discussed synergies between the ngVLA and future major astronomical facilities (e.g., JWST, LUVOIR, HABEX, OST, LSST, ELTs and the SKA), and summarized the...
Poster Session @ Winter 2017 AAS
Conference • January 6th, 2017 • Grapevine, TX • 4:00 PM
A total of 13 posters described both key science requirements and critical technical aspects of the ngVLA. Posters were presented both by members of the community and by NRAO.
ngVLA Session at URSI
Conference • January 4th, 2017 • Boulder, CO • 8:00 AM
A technical session dedicated to the ngVLA was held at the 2017 URSI meeting.
U.S. Radio/Millimeter/Submillimeter Science Futures II
Conference • August 3rd - 5th, 2016 • Baltimore, MD • 8:00 AM
At the second radio/millimeter/sub-millimeter futures meeting, four parallel sessions were held to broadly discuss potential radio-millimeter-submillimeter “Flagship” and “Small/Midscale” initiatives. The primary flagship option that was discussed was the ngVLA, which received a tremendous amount of support from the nearly 140 attendees.
ngVLA Workshop @ Winter 2016 AAS
Workshop • January 4th, 2016 • Kissimmee, FL • 8:00 AM
This second ngVLA AAS workshop continued the community discussion on various concepts for a next generation Very Large Array (ngVLA). The session was split between science presentations and discussion of high-level technical issues, while also allowing for substantial open discussion time.
2015 Technical Workshop
Workshop • December 8th - 9th, 2015 • Socorro, NM • 8:00 AM
This second ngVLA technical workshop was broadly patterned after the first. It additionally addressed a number of key topics by holding sessions focused on operation concepts, computer architectures, time and frequency distribution, and data transmission.
2015 Inaugural ngVLA Technical Workshop
Workshop • April 8th - 9th, 2015 • Pasadena, CA • 12:00 AM
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.
ngVLA Workshop @ Winter 2015 AAS
Workshop • January 4th, 2015 • Seattle, WA • 12:00 AM
This first ngVLA AAS workshop discussed the scientific impact of a facility operating in the few cm to few mm regime with a substantially larger (factor 5 to 10) collecting area, and improved spatial resolution relative to the current VLA (i.e. the ngVLA).