NOAO Community Needs for Science in the 2020s
The National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) welcomes your input on the exciting scientific opportunities of the coming decade in areas in which NOAO can play a role in providing critical resources and/or areas that offer opportunities to strengthen the US ground-based optical and infrared (OIR) system.
Join us at a community workshop, 20-21 February 2018 in Tucson, Arizona, to discuss community needs and to work toward an integrated development program that NOAO will present to the Decadal Survey committee. Input received online through the NOAO Decadal Planning website will inform the workshop discussion.
The workshop is aimed at identifying important science and technical directions for the coming decade. The first day of the meeting will focus on the science opportunities of the 2020s and the resources (facilities, software, archives, observing protocols, etc.) needed to accomplish that science. The second day will focus on current and future implementation efforts that can deliver the needed resources. The workshop will conclude with recommendations for NOAO and planning for the next steps.
Registration is now open. There is no registration fee for the meeting.