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Astrophsyics

Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group (COPAG)

The COPAG serves as a community-based, interdisciplinary forum for soliciting and coordinating community analysis and input in support of Cosmic Origin objectives and of their implications for architecture planning and activity prioritization and for future exploration. It provides findings of analyses to the NASA Astrophysics Division Director.

Objectives

The Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group (COPAG) is constituted by the Astrophysics Division Director to support community coordination and analysis of scientific and technological issues impacting NASA's Cosmic Origins (COR) Program (COPAG Terms of Reference). In the past, the COPAG has supported analysis of technological priorities for potential future Cosmic Origins strategic missions, organized workshops on future missions' science goals, constituted Science Analysis Groups to identify ways to maximize COR science returns from future missions such as JWST and WFIRST, and explored ways for the US science community to pursue Spica-like science. The COPAG organizes open meetings and workshops for science community members.

All COPAG substantive activities—meetings, workshops, Science Analysis Groups, Science Interest Groups, telecons, or other core work—are open to participation by the community. The COPAG is coordinated by an Executive Committee, which meets biweekly by telecon.

Useful Information

Pre-Decadal Studies

Contact

  • Kartik Sheth
    HQ Cosmic Origins Program, Program Scientist
    kartik.sheth@nasa.gov
  • Eric Tollestrup
    HQ Cosmic Origins Program, Deputy Program Scientist
    eric.v.tollestrup@nasa.gov
  • Peter Kurczynski
    Cosmic Origins Program Office, Chief Scientist
  • Erin Smith
    Cosmic Origins Program Office, Deputy Chief Scientist
    erin.c.smith@nasa.gov
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    Program News and Announcements

    14 October 2020
    Astrophysics Advisory Committee meeting on 19–21 October 2020 »  Details.
    14 October 2020
    Astrophysics Explorers Announcement of Opportunity Community Announcement »  Details.
    17 September 2020
    NASA announces major revisions in Astrophysics Research and Analysis opportunity. Due dates remain unchanged. »  Details.
    17 September 2020
    NASA releases Citizen Science Seed Funding Program opportunity. Notices of Intent requested by 13 October 2020, with proposals due 11 December 2020. »  Details.
    4 September 2020
    Call for nominations to the Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group (COPAG) Executive Committee. »  Details.
    26 June 2020
    Based on extensive feedback from the community, including the recent COPAG survey and APAC discussion, the Astrophysics Data Analysis Program will be solicited in ROSES-2021. »  Details.

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