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Call for Nominations to the Science Organizing Committee for the VLA Sky Survey

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 16:19

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) announces an open call for nominations of individuals to serve on the Science Organizing Committee (SOC) that will guide the initial planning for the upcoming Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) Sky Survey (VLASS) and organize the NRAO VLASS Science Planning Workshop that will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, 5 January 2014, at the upcoming 223rd AAS meeting in Washington, DC.

The SOC will be primarily charged with review of white papers received from the community, with organization of the AAS workshop, and with setting up the community-based Science Survey Group (SSG) that will carry out the definition of the survey. Colleagues who can represent the diverse interests of potential VLASS users, including those from multiple wavelength regimes, or colleagues who have expertise in sky survey planning and oversight, or those with interest in any of the science areas that would benefit from the VLASS, are all good candidates for the SOC. Please send your nomination to or use the web form at the VLASS website.

Self-nominations are welcome (please include CV in submission). Acceptance of nominations will close on 11 October 2013.

For instructions on the submission of SOC nominations, see the VLASS website.

Inquiries regarding the VLASS should be directed to

Stefi Alison Baum
Professor and Dean
University of Manitoba
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