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Committee on Astronomy and Astrophysics


Project Scope:

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will appoint the Committee on Astronomy and Astrophysics (CAA) to operate as an ad-hoc committee. The overarching purpose of the committee is to support scientific progress in astronomy and astrophysics and to assist the federal government in planning programs in these fields by providing advice on the implementation of decadal survey recommendations. The CAA provides an independent, authoritative forum for identifying and discussing issues in astronomy and astrophysics between the research community, the federal government, and the interested public.

The CAA will issue reports that will provide guidance to federal agencies that support astronomy and astrophysics research. The CAA’s scope spans the full range of astronomy and astrophysics research, including space- and ground-based observations. The Committee's domain encompasses stellar, galactic, and extragalactic astronomy, particle astrophysics, cosmology, the search for extra-solar planets, and aspects of fundamental physics relating to astronomical objects. The CAA’s scope also includes appropriate cross-disciplinary areas and consideration of budget and programmatic aspects of the implementation of the decadal survey.

The Committee will build on the current decadal survey of the field, "New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics," (NWNH) and monitor the progress of its recommended priorities for the most important scientific and technical activities in that report and recommendations in the mid-decadal review report issued in June 2016.

The committee will carry out its charge by undertaking the following tasks:

1. At each of its in-person meetings, the committee may prepare concise assessments of progress on the implementation of the decadal survey's recommended scientific and technical activities. The assessments will be based on evidence gathered by the committee at its in-person and virtual meetings. The committee’s assessment reports may include findings and conclusions on key strategies being pursued by the agencies and the status of agency actions that relate to the state of implementation. The reports may also highlight scientific discoveries and engineering and technical advances relevant to progress on the science objectives identified in NWNH and in addition will focus on one or more of the following types of issues:

  • The scientific impact of a change in the technical and engineering design, cost estimate, schedule, or programmatic sequencing of one or more of the survey-recommended activities;
  • The impact of a scientific advance on the technical and engineering design, schedule, or programmatic sequencing of one or more survey-recommended activities;
  • The scientific impact of a course of action at a decision point described in the survey report and recommended therein as being suitable for consultation with an independent decadal survey implementation committee;
  • The scientific impact of implementing recommendations from the mid-decadal review and other relevant Academies' reports.

2. At an in-person meeting, the committee may prepare a concise report with advice on the preparation for future decadal and mid-decadal studies.  These reports will be based on evidence gathered by the committee at its in-person and virtual meetings.  Future decadal and mid-decadal studies will be carried out by an ad hoc committee appointed by the Academies under a separate task.

3. For advisory activities assessed to require a more in-depth review than is possible through the normal operation of the CAA, the committee will assist the Academies in formulating the task and committee membership for such studies which will be designed as separate tasks.

Status: Current

PIN: DEPS-SSB-16-09

Project Duration (months): 60 month(s)

RSO: Lancaster, James

Topic(s):

Math, Chemistry, and Physics
Space and Aeronautics



Geographic Focus:

Committee Membership

Committee Post Date: 10/26/2018

Steven M. Ritz - (Co-Chair)
STEVEN M. RITZ is a professor of physics and the director of the Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics at the University of California (UCSC), Santa Cruz. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and a recipient of the NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal, and he was a Sloan Foundation fellow in Physics. Prior to joining the faculty at UCSC he was an astrophysicist at NASA’s Goddard Spaceflight Center, where he served as the Fermi (nee GLAST) project scientist, and an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland. Before moving to NASA he was an associate professor of physics at Columbia. He chaired the Particle Physics Project Prioritization Panel (P5) for National Science Foundation and Department of Energy, and he is currently the LSST Camera Project scientist. He received his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His prior Academies’ membership includes the Panel on Implementing Recommendations from New Worlds New Horizons Decadal Survey the Decadal Survey of Astronomy and Astrophysics 2010 (NWNH) Committee. He was also a member of the committee to Review Progress Toward the Decadal Survey Vision in New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics. He has served on the Standing Committee on Astronomy and Astrophysics.
Jeremiah K. Darling
JEREMIAH K. DARLING is an assistant professor of astrophysics at the University of Colorado, Boulder at the Center for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy. His research focuses on galaxy evolution and cosmology, including hydroxyl megamasers, galaxy-black hole co-evolution, formaldehyde and water in star-forming galaxies, molecular and atomic gas in gravitation lenses, high-redshift quasars, hydrogen absorption, and the evolution of the fine structure constant. Dr. Darling is currently working on molecular methods to identify and study star-forming and merging galaxies and to use those galaxies as cosmological programs. He has observed with the Magellan telescopes, the Spitzer Space Telescope, Arecibo, the Very Large Array, the Very Long Baseline Array, the Green Bank Telescope, Palomar, Keck, Westerbork, the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope, and Kitt Peak. In addition, Dr. Darling is involved with preparations for upcoming telescopes, including the Expanded Very Large Array, the Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array, the Cerro Chajnantor Atacama Telescope, the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder, and the Square Kilometre Array. He received his B.S. in physics from the California Institute of Technology and his Ph.D. in astrophysics from Cornell University. He has served on the Standing Committee on Astronomy and Astrophysics.
Megan Donahue
MEGAN DONAHUE is a professor at Michigan State University in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Dr. Donahue’s research interests include the thermodynamic state and behavior of baryons in and around galaxies, intergalactic gas, star formation in bright cluster galaxies, and dark matter in distant galactic clusters, for which she uses data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and Hubble Space Telescope and the European Space Agency's X-ray Multi-Mirror Newton X-ray Observatory. She also uses the Spitzer and SOAR (the MSU Chilean telescope) programs to study brightest cluster galaxies and clusters. She earned her Ph.D. in astrophysics from the University of Colorado. Dr. Donahue previously served on the Academies’ Astro2010 Decadal Survey Panel on Electromagnetic Observations from Space, the U.S. National Committee for the International Astronomical Union, and the NASA Astrophysics Performance Assessment Committee. She has served on the Standing Committee on Astronomy and Astrophysics, Committee on an Assessment of the Astrophysics Focused Telescope Assets (AFTA) Mission Concepts and the U.S. National Committee for the International Astronomical Union.
Tom Greene
THOMAS GREENE is an astrophysicist for the Space Science and Astrobiology Division at NASA’s Ames Center for Exoplanet Studies. While at NASA he was the branch chief, a staff member and director of the NASA Infrared Telescope (IRTF), and more recently the SOFIA project scientist. Prior to working at NASA he was the capture lead for a James Webb Space Telescope instrument study, an Explorer mission (FAME) at the Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center. Dr. Greene received his Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of Arizona. He served as a member on the National Academies Astro2010 Panel on Electromagnetic Observations from Space and the Committee on Astronomy and Astrophysics.
Shaun Hanany
SHAUL HANANY is a professor in the Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics at the University of Minnesota. His research focus is building instruments with which to observe cosmic microwave background radiation and through those observations, to study the early history of the universe. He is the principal investigator of the EBEX experiment, a balloon probe of CMB. Dr. Hanany was the recipient of the American Astronomical Society’s Chretien Grant, is a Center Research Fellow at the Center for Particle Astrophysics at the University of California at Berkeley and a fellow of the American Physical Society. He is also editor of the Journal of Cosmology and Astro-particle Physics. Dr. Hanany received his B.Sc. from Tel Aviv University (Magna Cum Laude) in 1987; an M.Sc. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1989, and a Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1993. He has not previously served on an Academies’’ committee.
Lee W. Hartmann
LEE W. HARTMANN is the Leo Goldberg Collegiate professor of Astronomy at the University of Michigan. He has worked as an astrophysicist at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and was a vice-president of the American Astronomical Society. Dr. Hartmann’s research interests include the formation of stars and star clusters, molecular cloud structure and dynamics, protostellar accretion, evolution of protoplanetary disks and planet formation, and mass function of stars. Dr. Hartmann is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He received his Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of Wisconsin System. Dr. Hartmann has served on three Academies’ committees including: chair of the Astro2010 Panel on Planetary Systems and Star Formation, member of the U.S. National Committee for the International Astronomical Union, and member of the Committee on Astronomy and Astrophysics.
Elizabeth Hays
ELIZABETH HAYS is an astrophysicist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, where she is Deputy Project Scientist for the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope. She served a postdoctoral research associate jointly at the University of Chicago Enrico Fermi Institute and at the Argonne National Laboratory from 2004-2007, and then participated in the NASA Postdoctoral program at Goddard Space Flight Center from 2007-2009. Dr. Hays is on the executive committee of the Physics of the Cosmos Program Analysis Group (PhysPAG) and chair of the PhysPAG Gamma-ray Science Analysis Group since 2012. She earned a Ph.D. for physics at the University of Maryland at College Park. She has not previously served on an Academies’ committee.
Jason Kalirai
JASON KALIRAI is a research scientist at the Johns Hopkins University and the multi-mission project scientist at NASA’s Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI). His major research focuses are star formation, stellar evolution, and the formation and evolution of nearby galaxies, and has served as Deputy Project Scientist and Project Scientist for the James Webb Space Telescope, PI of a WFIRST Science Investigation team and member of the Science Working Group, and is a member of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Science Advisory Committee. Dr. Kalira has also received the American Astronomical Society’s Newton Lay Pierce Prize and is a Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellow. He received a B.Sc., with honors, in physics and astronomy, and M.Sc. and Ph.D. in astrophysics, all from the University of British Columbia. He has not previously served on an Academies‘ committee.
Vassiliki (Vicky) Kalogera
VASSILIKI KALOGERA (NAS) is the E.O. Haven Professor of Physics and Astronomy and the director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics at Northwestern University. Dr. Kalogera previously served as a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics before becoming an assistant professor at Northwestern, an associate professor, and full professor in 2009. Dr. Kalogera has earned a David and Lucile Packard Foundation Fellowship in Science and Engineering, the Maria Goeppert-Mayer Award by the American Physical Society (APS), the Cottrell Scholar Award by the Research Corporation, the NSF CAREER Award in astronomy, the A.J. Cannon Award by the American Astronomical Society (AAS), and a fellowship in theoretical physics from the Simons Foundation. She served as the chair of the APS Division of Computational Physics, and has served on the astrophysics subcommittee of the NASA Advisory Council Science Committee, and the NASA Chandra Users Committee. Dr. Kalogera earned her Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has served on the Standing Committee on Astronomy and Astrophysics.
Heather A. Knutson
HEATHER A. KNUTSON is an assistant professor of planetary science at the California Institute of Technology. Dr. Knutson’s work revolves around the structure, chemistry, and atmospheric dynamics of planets orbiting other stars, along with the high-precision time-domain infrared photometry and spectroscopy. Prior to joining the California Institute of Technology, she was a Miller fellow at the University of California at Berkeley and a graduate research fellow at Harvard University. Dr. Knutson has won many awards from the American Astronomical Society and the National Science Foundation including the NSF CAREER award, the Newton Lacy Pierce Prize, and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Bart J. Bok prize. She received her Ph.D. in astronomy from Harvard University. Dr. Knutson has no prior experience working with the National Academies.

Bruce Macintosh
BRUCE MACINTOSH is a professor of physics at Stanford University. His research focuses on the detection of extrasolar planets through direct imaging, and on using adaptive optics to shape the wavefronts of light for a variety of applications. He is a co-discoverer of four planets orbiting the star HR 8799 and is the principal investigator of the Gemini Planet Imager, an advance adaptive optics planet-finder for the Gemini South Telescope. He received his Ph.D. in astronomy at University of California, Los Angles. Dr. Macintosh served as a member on the Academies’ Astronomy and Astrophysics 2010 Decadal Survey Panel on Optical and Infrared Astronomy from the Ground and the Mid-decadal Astronomy Committee. He has served on the Standing Committee on Astronomy and Astrophysics.
Christopher F. McKee
CHRISTOPHER F. McKEE (NAS) is a professor of physics and of astronomy at the University of California, Berkeley. His research focuses on the theory of the interstellar medium and of star formation. He helped develop the three-phase model of the interstellar medium, which has been widely used to organize and interpret observational data. He is currently carrying out numerical simulations of star formation. During his time at the University of California at Berkeley, Dr. McKee led the establishment of the Theoretical Astrophysics Center at Berkeley and served as its first director. He subsequently directed the Space Sciences Laboratory and served as the chair for the Department of Physics as well as the Interim Dean of Mathematical and Physical Sciences. Dr. McKee earned his Ph.D. in physics from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and serves as the NAS Section 12 liaison. He previously served on the Academies’ Board on Physics and Astronomy, the Committee on Review of Progress in Astronomy and Astrophysics toward the Decadal Vision, and co-chaired the 2000 astronomy and astrophysics decadal survey. He has served on the Standing Committee on Astronomy and Astrophysics.
Scott Ransom
SCOTT RANSOM is a tenured astronomer with the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) in Charlottesville, VA, where he studies pulsars and gravitational waves. He is also a research professor with the Astronomy Department at the University of Virginia where he has several graduate students and teaches the occasional graduate class. He works on a wide variety of projects involving finding, timing, and exploiting pulsars of various types, using data from many different instruments and at energies from radio waves to gamma-rays. His main focus is on searching for exotic pulsar systems, such as millisecond pulsars and binaries. Once these pulsars are identified, he uses them as tools to probe a variety of basic physics, including tests of general relativity, the emission (and hopefully soon the direct detection) of gravitational waves (as part of the NANOGrav collaboration), and the physics of matter at supra-nuclear densities. Scott was awarded a Hertz Foundation Fellowship for a Ph.D. while in his last year as a cadet at West Point. He served active duty in the U.S. Army as a Field Artillery officer. After almost six years of service, he returned to Harvard and completed his Ph.D. Later, he was a Tomlinson postdoctoral fellow at McGill University in Montreal, Canada until he moved to NRAO as a staff astronomer. He has won the Bart J. Bok prize which is awarded for “distinguished research by a Harvard Astronomy Ph.D. recipient under age 35,” and in 2010 he won the American Astronomical Society's Helen B. Warner Prize “for a significant contribution to observational or theoretical astronomy during the five years preceding the award.” He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and has authored or co-authored over 175 refereed publications including 15 in Nature and Science. He has a B.S. in engineering physics from the United State Military Academy, West Point. He earned a M.S. and Ph.D. for astronomy at Harvard University. He has served on the Academies’ Committee on Radio Frequencies, the View on the World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 and the Astro2010 Panel on Stars and Stellar Evolution.
Alexey Vikhlinin
ALEXEY VIKHLININ is the deputy associate director of the High Energy Astrophysics Division of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. He is also a senior researcher at the High Energy Astrophysics division of Moscow's Space Research Institute. Dr. Vikhlinin’s main research area is X-ray studies of galaxy clusters and their applications for cosmology and physics of the intergalactic medium. Past projects in this area have included: Development of the Efficient Detection Pipeline for Extended X-ray Sources -- the Backbone of the 160 and 400 Square Degrees Surveys; and Using Chandra to Study Cold fronts in merging clusters. Dr. Vikhlinin received his Ph.D. in astrophysics from Moscow University. He was recently co-awarded the 2008 Rossi Prize from the American Astronomical Society for his work on cluster cosmology and cold fronts. He served on the Academies’ Committee on Astronomy and Astrophysics and the Committee on the Review of Progress Toward the Decadal Survey Vision in New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics.
Eric M. Wilcots
ERIC M. WILCOTS is a professor of astronomy and associate dean for natural and mathematical sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW). He is an observer with broad expertise in the gas content and evolution of galaxies and galaxy groups and the impact of massive stars on the evolution of galaxies. This work includes understanding the distribution and kinematics of neutral hydrogen in and around galaxies, the impact of massive stars on their environment, and the role of active galactic nuclei in the evolution of galaxy groups and structure. Dr. Wilcots served as chair of the department of astronomy at UW-Madison before becoming an associate dean in the College of Letters & Science. Dr. Wilcots has served on the Users, Visitors, and Program Advisory Committees for the National Radio Astronomy Observatory. He was a member of the Science Working Group for the International Square Kilometer Array project and is a member of the Board of the Southern African Large Telescope. He received his Ph.D. in astronomy and astrophysics from the University of Washington. He was a member of the Academies’ Astro2010 Panel on Galaxies Across Cosmic Time. He has served on the Standing Committee on Astronomy and Astrophysics.
A. Thomas Young
A. THOMAS YOUNG (NAE) is a retired executive vice president of Lockheed Martin. He is currently chair of the board of SAIC. Mr. Young previously was president and chief operating officer of Martin Marietta Corporation. He also has over twenty-one years of experience working at NASA, where he directed the Goddard Space Flight Center, was deputy director of the Ames Research Center, and directed the Planetary Program in the Office of Space Science at NASA Headquarters. Mr. Young received high acclaim for his technical leadership in organizing and directing national space and defense programs, especially the Viking program. He is currently a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and of the American Astronautical Society (AAS). He received his M.S. in management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Mr. Young previously served as the vice chair of the National Academies’ Space Studies Board and has extensive NRC experience, and a member on the Planetary Science Decadal Survey steering committee, the Astro2010 Decadal Survey Committee and subsequent Panel on Implementing Recommendations from New Worlds, New Horizons Decadal Survey, and the Committee on Assessment of Impediments to Interagency Cooperation on Space and Earth Science Missions. He also served on the Mid-decadal Astronomy Committee. He has served on the Standing Committee on Astronomy and Astrophysics.

Committee Membership Roster Comments

Note 1.: Rotating off are: Marcia J. Rieke, Angela V. Olinto, Mark M. Phillips, James M. Stone; Added new members Scott Ransom, Elizabeth Hays, Jason Kalirai, and Shaul Hanany.(10/26-29/18)

Events



Location:

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
100 Academy Way, Irvine, CA 92617
Event Type :  
Meeting

Description :   

Fall 2018 Meeting of the Committee on Astronomy and Astrophysics (CAA). A dicsipline committee of the Space Studies Board and the Board on Physics and Astronomy.


Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

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

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Some sessions are open and some sessions are closed

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20418
Event Type :  
Meeting

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

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

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Some sessions are open and some sessions are closed

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

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.

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Teleconference
2-3p EDT
Event Type :  
TeleConference

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

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

Agenda
Teleconference
This meeting in closed in its entirety.
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

MARCIA RIEKE
Co-Chair
STEVEN M. RITZ
Co-Chair
JEREMIAH K. DARLING
MEGAN DONAHUE
THOMAS GREENE
LEE W. HARTMANN
VASSILIKI KALOGERA
BRUCE MACINTOSH
CHRISTOPHER F. MCKEE
ANGELA V. OLINTO
ALEXEY VIKHLININ

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

*The Committee discussed the agenda for their next meeting.
*The Committee discussed the short report that will be produced following the March 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:
March 13, 2018
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Teleconference
Event Type :  
TeleConference

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

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

Agenda
Monday, February 26, 2018
2:00p - 3:30p EST
Teleconference Only

CAA Discussion with NASA on Monday, Feb 26, 2 pm EST on Mission Concept Studies and CAA Short Study
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
100 Academy Way, Irvine, CA 92617
Event Type :  
Meeting

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

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

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Some sessions are open and some sessions are closed

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

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
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20418
Event Type :  
Meeting

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Dionna Wise
Contact Email:  dwise@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  -

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Some sessions are open and some sessions are closed

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Rieke
Marcia
Co-Chair
Ritz
Steven
Co-Chair
Darling
Jeremiah K. (via telecon)
Donahue
Megan
Greene
Thomas
Hartmann
Lee W. (via telecon)
Kalogera
Vassiliki (via telecon)
Macintosh
Bruce
McKee
Christopher F.
Phillips
Mark M. (via telecon)
Vikhlinin
Alexey (via telecon)
Wilcots
Eric M.
Young
A. Thomas

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Report content
Report writing assignments
Plans for the fall 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:
April 05, 2017
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
100 Academy Way, Irvine, CA 92617
Event Type :  
Meeting

Description :   

Prior to 2017 the Committee on Astronomy and Astrophysics was a standing committee that was not subject to FACA requirements.  Meetings posted from 2013-2016 are for information only.


Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

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

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20418
Event Type :  
Meeting

Description :   

Prior to 2017 the Committee on Astronomy and Astrophysics was a standing committee that was not subject to FACA requirements.  Meetings posted from 2013-2016 are for information only.


Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

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

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20418
Event Type :  
Meeting

Description :   

Prior to 2017 the Committee on Astronomy and Astrophysics was a standing committee that was not subject to FACA requirements.  Meetings posted from 2013-2016 are for information only.


Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

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

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
100 Academy Way, Irvine, CA 92617
Event Type :  
Meeting

Description :   

Prior to 2017 the Committee on Astronomy and Astrophysics was a standing committee that was not subject to FACA requirements.  Meetings posted from 2013-2016 are for information only.


Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

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

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
Meeting

Description :   

Prior to 2017 the Committee on Astronomy and Astrophysics was a standing committee that was not subject to FACA requirements.  Meetings posted from 2013-2016 are for information only.


Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

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

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20418
Event Type :  
Meeting

Description :   

Prior to 2017 the Committee on Astronomy and Astrophysics was a standing committee that was not subject to FACA requirements.  Meetings posted from 2013-2016 are for information only.


Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

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

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-

Publications