The Next Generation Very Large Array (ngVLA) Project Office at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) invites you to participate in a Town Hall on the ngVLA Project status.
The Very Large Array, one of the world's premier astronomical radio observatories, consists of 27 radio antennas in a Y-shaped configuration on the Plains of San Agustin, 50 miles west of Socorro, New Mexico. Each antenna is 25 meters (82 feet) in diameter. The data from the antennas is combined electronically to give the resolution of an antenna 36 km (22 miles) across, with the equivalent sensitivity of a dish 130 meters (422 feet) in diameter.
This forum will provide 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 technical development highlights; and the schedule for FY21 as the Project works to complete the ngVLA Conceptual Design. There will be ample time for discussion.