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Call to the Astronomy and Astrophysics Community for Science White Papers

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine's Call to the Astronomy and Astrophysics Community for Science White Papers Submission and Consent Form #1

Astronomy and Astrophysics Community Call for Science White Papers and Consent Form

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Please complete all the fields below. You must complete this form for each white paper you submit to ensure that the paper will be considered by the survey committee and posted as part of the survey project. You may submit multiple white papers. Please note that all submitted white papers will be made public via the Astro2020 website. 

As a service to the community, the American Astronomical Society has offered to publish Astro2020 white papers in the Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society (BAAS, . In addition to increasing the web search visibility of the white papers, each paper will be indexed at ADS. If you do not wish to have your white paper published in the BAAS, you may opt out before submitting. Your white paper will still be available via the Astro2020 webpage.

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1. Principal Author
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Please list any co-authors here including each affiliation and email address. Please put a comma between names. (John Doe, Affiliation, Email, Jane Doe, Affiliation, Email,) Note: We will not add these addresses to any email subscriptions without permission. This information will be used for internal purposes only.
 File Name Format and Upload Instructions:
  • Filename format:"LastNameFirstNameMiddleInitial"
  • Do NOT use spaces or underscores in the file name.
  • Examples: "SmithJohnB.pdf" or "WilliamsJaneA.doc" (If you do not have a middle initial, do not worry about including one in the filename.)
  • Only PDF and .DOC/DOCX formats will be accepted.
  • There is a maximum single file size limit of 10 MB. Please limit your response to approximately 1500 words or less and try to keep your file to a few MBs unless absolutely necessary to facilitate file management.
(150 character limit)
4. Upload File
  *This question is required.Click on "Browse" button to locate and select your file..  When done, agree to consent form and click on "Submit" button to post your contribution.
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