The workshop will begin on the evening of Sunday, October 15 with dinner and an opening reception afterward, and will continue through the evening of Wednesday, October 18.

The aim of this workshop is to layout a path for science with the Green Bank Observatory, looking forward to the next 5, 10, and even 20 years, in this crucial time leading up to the 2020 Astronomical Decadal Survey.  To accomplish this aim, we are building a format which encourages discussion over detailed talks.  As a result, each session topic will begin with a speaker reviewing the current state of the field, followed by five minute presentations presenting posters on the topic.  The bulk of the session time will be spent discussing ways in which the scientific field could progress, and ways in which the Observatory could aid in that progress.  Discussions will be led by a 5-6 person panel and discussion chair.

The current list of scientific topics, in no particular order, is below. Note, though, that this list will be altered based on the interests and input of workshop attendees (given during the registration process). A preliminary program is below. This program is subject to change, based on interest! The final program will be placed online closer to the event date.

On Tuesday, October 17, in the afternoon, the primary program will be halted for a celebration of 60 years of science with the Green Bank Observatory. All workshop attendees will be automatically registered for this event.

Schedule updated 11 Spetember, 2017

Monday 8:30-9:00 Welcome
9:00-10:30 Cradle of Life – Astrochemistry
11:00-12:30 Cradle of life – Searches for Life
13:30-15:00 Cradle of Life – Solar System Studies;
15:30-17:00 Fundamental Physics
19:30-21:00 Discussion – Overview of Monday’s topics; Looking for common ground
9:00-10:30 Pulsars & Transients
11:00-12:30 Gravitational Waves
13:30-15:00 Telescope Tours
15:30-17:00 Looking Back: The Past 60 years
19:30-21:00 Blue Sky Ideas: What could we Do?
Wednesday 09:00-10:30 Star Formation and Evolution
11:00-12:30 Galaxy and cluster Formation & Evolution
13:30-15:00 Formation and Age of the Universe
15:30-17:00 New Instruments & Techniques
19:30-21:00 Looking Forward – Where are We Going with Green Bank Observatory?
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