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Project Title: Committee on Astrobiology and Planetary Sciences

PIN: DEPS-SSB-16-08         

Major Unit:
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

Sub Unit:
Space Studies Board DEPS

RSO:
Smith, David

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


Committee on Astrobiology and Planetary Sciences
March 28, 2017 - March 30, 2017
National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution NW
Washington D.C. 20148


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: Andrea Rebholz
Email: arebholz@nas.edu
Phone:
Fax:


Agenda:

Tentative Draft Agenda

Visit our website for an up to date agenda www.nas.edu/ssw

SPACE SCIENCE WEEK
SPRING 2017 MEETING OF THE COMMITTEE ON ASTROBIOLOGY AND PLANETARY SCIENCE
March 28-30, 2017
NAS Building—2101 Constitution Ave NW—Washington D.C.

Updated March 16, 2017

Tuesday March 28, 2017

7:30 AM Registration opens and breakfast is available in the Great Hall

MORNING PARALLEL BREAK-OUT SESSION
COMMITTEE ON ASTROBIOLOGY AND PLANETARY SCIENCE—Lecture Room
OPEN SESSION

9:15 AM Welcome Christopher House and William McKinnon
CAPS Co-Chairs

9:15 AM Mars Exploration Program Update James Watzin/Michael Meyer
NASA Headquarters
9:45 AM Break food available outside meeting room

10:00 AM Astrobiology Program Update Mary Voytek
NASA Headquarters

10:30 AM Planetary Science Division Status Report James Green
NASA Headquarters

11:30 AM General Discussion: Preparing for the Next Decadal Committee and Guests

12:00 PM Lunch available in the Great Hall

PLENARY SESSION
Auditorium – NAS Building
Moderator: Michael Moloney, SSB Director

1:00 PM Welcome and Overview of Current Activities Sarah Gibson, SSB Executive Committee
Jim Lancaster, BPA Director

1:15 PM NASA-SMD Budget, Program, and Priorities Thomas Zurbuchen, NASA
Presentation 20 mins / Q&A 25 mins

Focus Session on The Discovery Frontiers of Data Analytics in Space Science
Moderator: Sarah Gibson, SSB member

2:00 PM Short 15-minute Talks Across Space Science Disciplines
Lea Shanley, University of North Carolina
Yaser S. Abu-Mostafa, California Institute of Technology
Barbara J. Thompson, NASA GSFC

2:45 PM Moderated Discussion include Q&A with all
Standing and Discipline Committee members in attendance

3:30 PM Break Available in the Great Hall

Focus Session on International Programs
Moderator: Michael Moloney, SSB Director

4:00 PM Russian Space Science Program Lev Zelenyi, Russian Academy of Sciences
Chinese Space Science Program Chi Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences

5:45 PM Closing Comments

6:00 PM Public Meeting Adjourns

Wednesday March 29, 2017
COMMITTEE ON ASTROBIOLOGY AND PLANETARY SCIENCE—Lecture Room

7:30 AM Registration opens and breakfast is available in the Great Hall

OPEN SESSION

8:30 AM Planetary Science Vision 2050 Workshop Report Stephen Mackwell
Universities Space Research Association

9:15 AM Ice Giant Mission Science Definition Team Report Amy Simon
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

10:00 AM Break food available outside meeting room

Joint Session with Committee on Astronomy and Astrophysics (Lecture Room)

10:15 AM Workshop Report: Searching for Life across Space and Time James Kasting
Pennsylvania State University

10:45 AM Proposed Follow-on Study on Search for Life in the Universe Michael Moloney
and Mary Voytek

11:00 AM Proposed NASA Exoplanet Study Douglas M. Hudgins
NASA Headquarters

11:15 AM General Discussion: Astrobiology, Exoplanets Members and Guests
and the Next Decadal Surveys

End of Joint Session

12:00 PM General Discussion
Lunch available in the Great Hall

1:00 PM Europa Multi-Flyby Mission Status Report Robert Pappalardo
and Barry Goldstein
Jet Propulsion Laboratory

1:30 PM Europa Lander Status Report Kevin Hand and Barry Goldstein
Jet Propulsion Laboratory

2:30 PM General Discussion Committee and Guests

3:00 PM Break food available outside room

Closed Session 3:15-5:30

OPEN SESSION

7:00 PM Plenary Public Talk—The Search for Life in Oceans Beyond Earth—Kevin Hand

Thursday March 30, 2017
COMMITTEE ON ASTROBIOLOGY AND PLANETARY SCIENCE—Lecture Room

The committee will be meeting in closed session.






Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
House
Christopher
McKinnon
William
Atreya
Sushil
Clarke
John
Ehlmann
Bethany
Hayes
Alex
Hörst
Sarah
Kasting James
Kite
Edwin
Saunders
Mark
Stevenson
David
Stewart
Sarah


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
Annual Composition and Balance Discussion
Getting Ready for the Next Planetary Science Decadal Survey
NASA’s Proposed Writing Task for September Meeting
Agenda items for the September meeting


The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:
none.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: February 27, 2018