NOAO-related white papers submitted in response to the 2020 Decadal Survey of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Astro2020) call for “Activities, Projects, and State of the Profession Considerations” (APC).
To help us prepare for the Astro2020 Decadal Survey, NOAO invites all interested members of the US community to participate in our online NOAO Community Survey. This is a pdf of the survey text.
In early 2019, NOAO invited community members to propose topics for science white papers to be submitted to the 2020 Decadal Survey committee. This coordination hub web site is now inactive but you may browse the submissions.
This report, by Joan Najita (NOAO Chief Scientist), describes themes that emerged from the 2018 NOAO community planning workshop (see below) and offers thoughts for the coming review.
20 - 21 February 2018, Tucson, AZ
Previously: The 2010 and 2000 Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Surveys
At the start of each decade, the National Academies organize a community-wide activity to recommend priorities in facility development for the next ten years. Typically, within these decadal surveys, one panel focuses on ground-based OIR development. These reports provide strategic guidance to NOAO’s program and planning.
- Astro2010 Website
- Astro2010 Report
- Astro2010 Panel Reports
- AANM (2000) Report
- AANM (2000) Panel Reports
NOAO input to the Astro2010 Decadal Survey
- NOAO and the US OIR System, a white paper written as NOAO’s input to the Astro2010 survey
- The Ground-Based O/IR National Observatory: A Roadmap to 2020 , a white paper from the AURA “Future of NOAO” Committee
- Additional Science and State of the Profession white papers submitted to the Astro2010 survey with NOAO staff involvement.
Last updated or reviewed August 26, 2019.