Science White Paper topic submission

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Science thematic areas

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The Astro2020 request for community input specifies 8 thematic areas for science white papers, as described below. Please indicate all thematic areas that are appropriate for your proposed topic.

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The Astro2020 request for community input notes that science white papers should “focus on science, not specific missions or projects”, but they should also “quantify the key advances in observation, measurement, theory and/or computation necessary to realize the scientific opportunities within the decade 2020-2030 and beyond.” NOAO is particularly interested to know what ground-based OIR capabilities will be important for astronomical advancement in the next decade. Please indicate any such capabilities that are relevant to your proposed white paper topic. You may also indicate other topics of particular interest to NOAO, such as data science and time domain services.