Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey White Papers

The following 'programmatic' white papers were submitted to the Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032 that make reference to Extremely Large Telescopes and/or the US ELT Program. Other science white papers also discuss the relevance of ELTs for solar system science. A list of those white papers has not yet been compiled; if you know of relevant white papers that are not listed here, please write to

Title Lead author(s)
Transformative Planetary Science with the US ELT Program Wong, Michael H. (UC Berkeley), Meech, Karen J. (Univ. of Hawai'i), Dickinson, Mark (NOIRLab) et al.
A Lesson from the James Webb Space Telescope: Early Engagement with Future Astrophysics Great Observatories Maximizes their Solar System Science Hammel, Heidi B. (AURA), Milam, Stefanie N. (NASA/GSFC)
NSF's National Optical Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory and Planetary Science Lauer, Tod R. (NOIRLab), Blakeslee, John (Gemini/NOIRLab)

Updated: 8 October 2020

Updated on December 13, 2022, 1:12 pm