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 Advisory Committee (APAC) to support community coordination and analysis of scientific and technological issues impacting NASA's Cosmic Origins (COR) Program (COPAG Terms of Reference (TOR)). 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

Contact

Mario Perez
HQ Cosmic Origins Program, Program Scientist
mario.perez@nasa.gov

Kartik Sheth
HQ Cosmic Origins Program, Deputy Program Scientist
kartik.sheth@nasa.gov

Susan Neff
Cosmic Origins Program Office, Chief Scientist
susan.g.neff@nasa.gov

Deborah Padgett
Cosmic Origins Program Office, Deputy Chief Scientist
deborah.l.padgett@nasa.gov

Program News

20 Mar 2017
Astrophysics Probe mission studies selected (3/20/2017) »  [PDF]
17 Mar 2017
COR Newsletter for March 2017 now available »  [PDF]
23 Feb 2017
Self nominations sought for APAC (replaces Astrophysics Subcommittee), due 8 March 2017. »  Details

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
Spitzer
10 Nov 2016
NASA Space Telescopes Pinpoint Elusive Brown Dwarf »  Details
Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST)
WFIRST Newsroom »  Details