VLA Expansion Project

EVLA Planning Workshop:
Defining the Second Phase


23-25 August 2001

Socorro, New Mexico, USA

With the first phase of the VLA Expansion Project now approved for further planning, design and development, the NRAO will host an open workshop in Socorro on 23-25 August 2001, to define more clearly the second phase of the project.

As currently envisioned, Phase II is aimed primarily at a factor 10 increase in the spatial resolution of the VLA, providing few-milliarcsecond images even of thermal sources, and tying the VLA and the VLBA together to give superb sensitivity and imaging capability on still smaller scales. Other possibilities include an expansion to lower frequencies (say, 300--1000 MHz) and a super-compact `E' configuration for maximum surface brightness sensitivity.

None of these goals is fixed, and neither are the means for reaching them. We want the community's help in deciding where to focus our efforts. The workshop will include both technical and scientific discussions, to develop a comprehensive vision of the future of the EVLA, and its place in global radio astronomical development over the next several decades.

NEW! Talks & working group reports on-line: Most of the talks and reports from the scientific working groups have been put on the Web. See the Program and Scientific Working Groups pages. (2-Sep-01)

NEW! Your input sought: Even if you couldn't make it to the workshop, we would greatly value your input. Have a look at the talks & the reports from the working groups, then subscribe and send e-mail to the EVLA Discussion Group (e-mail). We would very much like to hear from you!!! (2-Sep-01)

NEW! Now includes many of the talks given at the workshop
Scientific Working Groups
NEW! includes most of the working group reports
Questions for the Workshop
Participants Organizing Committees EVLA Discussion Group (e-mail)
Background Material
Local Information Mailings
E-mail: evla2plan@nrao.edu