500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
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Astro2020: Panel on Optical and Infrared Observations from the Ground - Meeting 1
Open Session: Thursday, October 31, 8:30-9:15am, Briefing by Ralph Gaume, NSF, Conference Room Keck 103
The remainder of the full meeting, which is closed, is from October 29, 8am to 5pm, October 30, 8am to 5pm and October 31 9:15am to noon, but only open to panelists and staff.
The following information is provided for any members of the general public who may be in attendance:
This meeting is being held to gather information to help the committee conduct its study. This committee will examine the information and material obtained during this, and other public meetings, in an effort to inform its work. Although opinions may be stated and lively discussion may ensue, no conclusions are being drawn at this time and no recommendations will be made. In fact, the committee will deliberate thoroughly before writing its draft report. Moreover, once the draft report is written, it must go through a rigorous review by experts who are anonymous to the committee, and the committee then must respond to this review with appropriate revisions that adequately satisfy the Academy’s Report Review committee and the chair of the NRC before it is considered an NRC report. Therefore, observers who draw conclusions about the committee’s work based on today’s discussions will be doing so prematurely.
Furthermore, individual committee members often engage in discussion and questioning for the specific purpose of probing an issue and sharpening an argument. The comments of any given committee member may not necessarily reflect the position he or she may actually hold on the subject under discussion, to say nothing of that person’s future position as it may evolve in the course of the project. Any inference about an individual’s position regarding findings or recommendations in the final report are therefore also premature.
Keck Center: Is located at 500 Fifth St. NW, in Washington’s Penn Quarter district, adjacent to Judiciary Square and the Verizon Center. The closest Metro stations are Gallery Place/Chinatown (Red, Green and Yellow lines; take “7th and F St.” exit and turn left) and Judiciary Square (Red line; take National Building Museum exit and turn left). Directions available at the following website: http://www.nationalacademies.org/about/contact/nax.html.
Keck Security/ID Required: Meeting attendees entering the building will need to show a photo ID to the Security Guard, who checks the ID against the attendee list.
Keck Parking: There is plenty of free parking in the Keck Center’s underground lot. Access to the lot is off of Sixth Street (between E and F Streets).
Wi-Fi Connection: To connect to the Wi-Fi choose “Visitor Network” then open up a browser and click “Accept terms and conditions.” You will then be connected to the internet.
Astro2020 Project Website: www.nas.edu/astro2020
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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:
Timothy M. Heckman - (Chair)
Jenny E. Greene
J. T. Hoeksema
Richard W. Pogge
David R. Silva
The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
The committee discussed the statement of task, whitepapers, RFI's and TRACE requests
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 30, 2019
Publication(s) resulting from the event: