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                                                           19 August 2001

                 E V L A   P L A N N I N G   W O R K S H O P :

               D E F I N I N G   T H E   S E C O N D   P H A S E

                  Socorro, New Mexico, USA,  23-25 August 2001

                       F I N A L   A N N O U N C E M E N T

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This announcement and much other information about the Workshop may be
obtained over the Web, at
  http://www.aoc.nrao.edu/vla/EVLA/Meetings/EVLA2Plan/evla2plan.shtml

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NRAO AIRPORT BUS SERVICE CANCELLED
  Since only 6 of the 107 registered participants requested NRAO transport
  to/from the airport, we have decided to cancel that service, and instead
  rely jointly on the commercial shuttle (Socorro Taxi; 1-800-991-4276)
  and on the >40 individuals who have told us they are renting cars.  We have 
  already individually contacted the six people who originally requested NRAO
  transport. We will still have a greeter on hand at the airport on
  Wednesday evening, and there will be a small "sweeper van" leaving the 
  airport at 11pm to pick up any stragglers.

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BEFORE THE MEETING

  1- Background Material
    A great deal of additional material has been put on the Web over the
    past week, including:
    - summaries of EVLA Phase I & Phase II, including sensitivities,
      possible implementation schemes, and a draft timeline
    - a preliminary science case for E configuration (courtesy John Dickey)
    - several EVLA memos, including a new one on E configuration (L. Kogan)
      and an analysis of the VLA's performance at 0.5-1.5 GHz (S. Srikanth)
    - C. Lonsdale's thoughts on how to link EVLA, LOFAR, ATA, and SKA under
      a single initiative
    Several more documents will appear over the next few days.
  

  2- Scientific Working Groups
    The main charge for the scientific working groups is to answer the
    questions at
      http://www.aoc.nrao.edu/vla/EVLA/Meetings/EVLA2Plan/questions.shtml
    You may want to have a look at those before you get here, just to
    set the stage.
    
    The working groups will meet in parallel sessions, so it will probably
    be difficult to participate significantly in more than one or two of
    them.  We encourage you either to e-mail the working group chairs, or
    to bring some written material (we'll do the xeroxing), if there are
    some points you'd like to be sure to bring up.
    
    We cannot guarantee overhead projectors for all of the groups, but we
    will xerox materials as needed.

    The chairs of the working groups are:
      Greg Taylor              gtaylor@nrao.edu
        -- AGNS and jets (incl. source counts & evol'n)

      Bruce Partridge          bpartrid@haverford.edu
        -- large-scale and high-z science (incl. galaxy clusters, CO)

      Jacqueline van Gorkom    jvangork@astro.columbia.edu
        -- extragalactic spectroscopy & the evol'n of gas in galaxies (incl.
          HI & RRLs at local and moderate redshifts)
      
      Mark Reid                reid@cfa.harvard.edu
        -- Milky Way  (incl. scintillation & pulsars)
      
      Luis Rodriguez           luisfr@astrosmo.unam.mx
        -- star formation & planets
      
      Russ Taylor              russ@ras.ucalgary.ca
        -- stars, the Sun, and transient sources


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IN-TOWN TRANSPORT
  We will be providing shuttle service between the Holiday Inn and the
  conference site (the Array Operations Center) every morning and evening.
  (The shuttle schedule is posted on the Web.)  Although many people are 
  renting cars, we urge you to take the shuttle, carpool, or walk to & 
  from the workshop; the parking lot at the AOC is quite full these days, 
  with school just starting, and 40 additional cars probably would not fit.

  Note that we will provide both breakfast & lunch each day of the meeting.

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COMPUTERS
  There will be at least 10 terminals available for e-mail, printing, etc.
  throughout the conference.  There will also be at least 10 laptop ports
  available, configured to use DHCP.

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PROCEEDINGS
  We plan to distribute copies of all overheads to the participants at the
  conference, as well as some ancillary materials.  The Scientific Working
  Groups will submit written reports shortly after the meeting, possibly
  through a Web-based form.  In any case those reports will then be put on
  the Web.

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MORE INFORMATION
  The main source for meeting information is the conference home page on the
  World-Wide Web:
    
  http://www.aoc.nrao.edu/vla/EVLA/Meetings/EVLA2Plan/evla2plan.shtml

  Further questions should be directed by e-mail to evla2plan@nrao.edu, or
  FAXed to EVLA Planning Workshop, c/o Ms. Terry Romero, at 505/835-7027.

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We look forward to seeing you!

     -- Michael Rupen (mrupen@nrao.edu), on behalf of the Scientific and 
        Local Organizing Committees

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