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Project Title: Committee on Astronomy and Astrophysics

PIN: DEPS-SSB-16-09         

Major Unit:
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

Sub Unit:
Board on Physics & Astronomy DEPS
Space Studies Board DEPS

RSO:
Lang, David

Subject/Focus Area:
Math, Chemistry, and Physics; Space and Aeronautics


Committee on Astronomy and Astrophysics
October 24, 2017 - October 25, 2017
Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
100 Academy Dr.
Irvine, California


If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:


Contact Name: Dionna Wise
Email: dwise@nas.edu
Phone: 202-334-2447
Fax: 202-334-3701


Agenda:

COMMITTEE ON ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS
October 24 – 25, 2017

For call-in information, please refer to: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/cs/groups/bpasite/documents/webpage/bpa_182279.pdf


Beckman Center – 100 Academy Drive – Irvine, CA
Balboa Room

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
EXECUTIVE SESSION
9:00 – 9:30 AM
Committee Discussion

OPEN SESSION
9:30 AM
Welcome and Meeting Overview
Marcia Rieke and Steven Ritz, Co-Chairs

9:45 AM
Brief General Updates, Preparations for the Next Decadal Survey
(30 minutes each, incl. discussion)
Richard Green, NSF
Eric Linder, DOE
Paul Hertz, NASA

10:15 AM
Break

10:30 AM
Continued Discussion of Previous Topic

12:00 PM
Lunch available in the Beckman Center Refectory, committee discussion will continue

1:00 PM
Update on JWST
Eric Smith, NASA

1:45 PM
AAS and AIP Astronomy Demographics Studies
Rachel Ivie, AIP (via WebEx)

2:30 PM
Break

Focus Session: The Next Decadal Survey
3:00 PM
Brief Summary of Preparations and Activities
CAA Co-Chairs and Staff
• Consultation Group
• AAS Town Hall (January 2018)
• Science White Paper Call
• Decadal Planning Focus Document
• AAS and AIP Astronomy Demographics
• Cost and Technical Evaluation Meeting of Experts
• Communications Plan

4:00 PM
Discussion of the Next Decadal Survey All

5:00 PM
Adjourn for the day

5:15 PM
Return via carpool from Beckman to the hotel

5:45 PM
Depart hotel for TBD Restaurant

6:00 PM
Working Dinner at Bistango Restaurant Committee, Staff, & Invited Guests
19100 Von Karman Avenue, Irvine, CA

8:00 PM
Adjourn for the day

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
7:30 AM Meeting Room Opens (Breakfast available in the Beckman Center Refectory)

OPEN SESSION
8:30 AM
Developments with LISA and Athena
Fabio Favata, ESA (via WebEx)

9:00 AM
Results of the WFIRST Independent External
Thomas Zurbuchen, AA, SMD, NASA
Technical/Management/Cost Review (WIETR) Study
Dan Woods, DD, SI&MD, NASA
Orlando Figueroa, WIETR Co-Chair
Peter Michelson, WIETR Co-Chair

10:30 AM
Break

11:00 AM
Continued Discussion

12:00 PM
Lunch available in the Beckman Center Refectory, committee discussion will continue

EXECUTIVE SESSION
1:00 - 3:00 PM
Committee Discussion

Additional information may be found at the committee's website: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/BPA/BPA_048755


Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Rieke
Marcia - Co-Chair
Ritz
Steven - Co-Chair
Darling
Jeremiah K.
Donahue
Megan
Greene
Thomas
Hartmann
Lee W.
Kalogera
Vassiliki
Macintosh
Bruce
McKee
Christopher F.
Phillips
Mark M.
Vikhlinin
Alexey
Wilcots
Eric M.(via WebEx)
Young
A. Thomas

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
*The committee discussed the presentations.
*Plans for the 2018 meeting.



The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:
No outside materials were distributed to the committee.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: October 25, 2017