Paul A. Scowen, Todd Tripp, Matt Beasley, David Ardila, B.-G. Andersson, Jesús Maíz Apellániz, Martin Barstow, Luciana Bianchi, Daniela Calzetti, Mark Clampin, Christopher J. Evans, Kevin France, Miriam García García, Ana Gomez de Castro, Walt Harris, Patrick Hartigan, J. Christopher Howk, John Hutchings, Juan Larruquert, Charles F. Lillie, Gary Matthews, Stephan McCandliss, Ron Polidan, Mario R. Perez, Marc Rafelski, Ian U. Roederer, Hugues Sana, Wilton T. Sanders, David Schiminovich, Harley Thronson, Jason Tumlinson, John Vallerga, and Aida Wofford. 2017. Finding the UV-Visible Path Forward: Proceedings of the Community Workshop to Plan the Future of UV/Visible Space Astrophysics. Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 129, 977, DOI: 10.1088/1538-3873/129/977/076001
We present the science cases and technological discussions that came from the workshop titled «Finding the ultraviolet (UV)-Visible Path Forward» held at NASA GSFC 2015 June 25-26. The material presented outlines the compelling science that can be enabled by a next generation space-based observatory dedicated for UV-visible science, the technologies that are available to include in that observatory design, and the range of possible alternative launch approaches that could also enable some of the science. The recommendations to the Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group from the workshop attendees on possible future development directions are outlined.