Call For Proposals: Semester 2019B

by Mark Adams last modified Jan 15, 2019

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) invites scientists to participate in the Semester 2019B Call for Proposals for the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) and the Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA), High Sensitivity Array (HSA), and Global 3mm VLBI Array (GMVA).

The submission deadline for Semester 2019B proposals is Friday, 1 February 2019, at 17:00 EST (22:00 UTC). 

NRAO Operations Status

Prior to the partial U.S. Federal government shutdown that began 21 December, Associated Universities, Inc. worked with the Observatories and the National Science Foundation to access funding so that the NRAO and the Green Bank Observatory will NOT close or modify operations as a result of the shutdown. Normal telescope and organization activities should continue through mid-January 2019 or longer. Updates will be provided early next year.

Tony Beasley (NRAO Director)

ngVLA Science Book

The ngVLA Science Book is published and available online via “Open Access” on the ASP webpage. This volume highlights key areas of astrophysics that are ripe for breakthroughs and underscores the broad U.S. and international support for pursuing the ngVLA. The book summarizes the ngVLA Key Science Mission and demonstrates a firm handle on the technology requirements and cost. 

ALMA Cycle 7 Pre-Announcement

The Joint ALMA Observatory (JAO) will start the next cycle of observations (Cycle 7) in October 2019. A Call for Proposals (CfP) with detailed information on Cycle 7 will be issued in March 2019, with a deadline for proposal submission in April 2019. This pre-announcement highlights aspects of the Cycle 7 proposal Call that are needed to plan proposals.

Astro 2020 White Paper Coordination 

The 2020 Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Survey (Astro2020) Call for White Papers has been published by the National Academies. To assist with coordination in the multi-wavelength community, the NRAO has created a website to compile and broadly disseminate white paper topics, ideas, and submissions, particularly those relevant to a next generation VLA.

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