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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
March 27, 2018 - March 29, 2018
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: Dionna Wise
Email: dwise@nas.edu
Phone: 202-334-2447
Fax:


Agenda:

SPACE SCIENCE WEEK
SPRING 2018 MEETINGS OF THE STANDING/DISCIPLINE COMMITTEES OF THE
SPACE STUDIES BOARD
Outline Agenda - Last updated 3.27.18

March 27-29, 2018
NAS Building – 2101 Constitution Ave NW – Washington D.C.

Tuesday March 27, 2018
COMMITTEE ON ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS (CAA) – Room 125
7:30 AM Registration Opens and Working Breakfast is Available in the Great Hall

CLOSED SESSION

8:30 AM Committee Discussion

OPEN SESSION

9:00 AM Welcome and Introductions Marcia Rieke and Steven Ritz, Co-Chairs

9:15 AM Update from NSF AST Ralph Gaume, NSF

10:00 AM Update from DOE HEP Kathy Turner, DOE

10:30 AM Break Available Outside Room

10:45 AM NASA Response to WIETR Report and Plans Jeff Kruk, NASA

12:15 PM Working Lunch Available in the Great Hall


PLENARY SESSION – Fred Kavli Auditorium
Lunch will be available in the Great Hall at 12:00 PM
Scheduled from 1pm-6pm
Topics include:
NASA-SMD Budget, Program, and Priorities
Focus Session on International Collaboration including ESA Space Science, ESA Human and Robotic Exploration, ESA Earth Observation Programs, Chinese Academy of Sciences: Current and Future Programs, and JAXA Institute of Space and Astronautical Science
Focus Session on International Programs including personal perspectives on state of international collaboration, and Moderated Q&A sessions with NASA, COSPAR, and international agency representatives

Wednesday March 28, 2018
COMMITTEE ON ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS (CAA) – Room TBD
7:30 AM Registration opens and breakfast is available in the Great Hall

OPEN SESSION

8:30 AM Perspective from NSF Mathematical and Physical Sciences Directorate Anne Kinney, NSF

9:00 AM Updates from NASA Astrophysics Division, Short Report Task, & JWST Update Paul Hertz, NASA HQ

10:15 AM Break Available Outside Room

10:30 AM Continued Discussion

11:00 AM Astro2020 Discussion
Brief Summary of AAS Town Hall 2018 Steve Ritz and Marcia Rieke
Updates from Astro2020 Consultation Group David Lang
CATE Meeting of Experts David Lang
Report on Early Career Astronomers Event Emily Moravec, NAS Mirzayan Fellow

12:00 PM Working Lunch Available in the Great Hall

12:30 PM Continued Astro2020 Discussion
State of the Profession and the Survey Megan Donahue, Dara Norman & Alex Rudolph (by phone)


1:00 PM Continued Astro2020 Discussion

2:00 PM Perspectives on NASA Mission Concept Study Process Steve Battel (by phone)

2:30 PM General Updates
Discussion of Exoplanet Study Bruce Macintosh & David Lang
Staff Update

2:45 PM Break

CLOSED SESSION

3:00 PM Committee Discussion

OPEN SESSION

(Committee Members, Plenary Speakers, and Guests by Invitation Only)
5:30 PM Buffet Working Dinner by Invitation in the West Court

Public Lecture - Auditorium
7:00 PM Public Lecture - Kavli Auditorium
The Gravitational Wave Astronomical Revolution with Dr. David Reitze

Thursday March 29, 2018
COMMITTEE ON ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS (CAA)
Executive Session is currently scheduled for 8:30am-10:00am
The committee expects to be in executive session for the duration of the day.




Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Chris Mckee
Steve Ritz
Co-Chair
Alexey Vikhlinin
Bruce Macintosh
Eric Wilcots
Megan Donahue
Vicky Kalogera
Jeremy Darling
Marcia Rieke
Co-chair
Thomas Greene


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
The committee discussed the agenda for the Space Science Week meeting.
The committee discussed the short report that they will produce following the Space Science Week 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: