Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group (COPAG)

NOTE: The COPAG is an analysis arm of the Astrophysics Subcommittee of the NAC Science Committee. The COR Program Office maintains the web page as a service to the community.


The Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group (COPAG) is constituted by the NASA Astrophysics Subcommittee (ApS) to support community coordination and analysis of scientific and technological issues impacting NASA's Cosmic Origins (COR) Program (COPAG Charter). 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.

Executive Committee

COPAG Science Interest Groups (SIGs), Science Analysis Groups (SAGs), and Technology Interest Group (TIG)

COPAG Meetings

Upcoming Meetings

  • TBD

Past Meetings

  • COPAG Meeting at AAS, Grapevine, Texas, January 2-3, 2017 [Agenda]

Useful Information/Links


Mario Perez
HQ Cosmic Origins Program, Program Scientist

Kartik Sheth
HQ Cosmic Origins Program, Deputy Program Scientist

Susan Neff
Cosmic Origins Program Office, Chief Scientist

Deborah Padgett
Cosmic Origins Program Office, Deputy Chief Scientist

Program News

23 Feb 2017
Self nominations sought for APAC (replaces Astrophysics Subcommittee), due 8 March 2017. »  Details
14 Dec 2016
Cosmic Origins Activities 2017 AAS Meeting »  [PDF]

Project News

Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
9 Feb 2017
Hubble Witnesses Massive Comet-Like Object Pollute Atmosphere of a White Dwarf » Details
James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)
JWST Recent News »  Details
10 Nov 2016
NASA Space Telescopes Pinpoint Elusive Brown Dwarf »  Details
Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST)
WFIRST Newsroom »  Details