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Astrophsyics

Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group

235th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society

4–8 January 2020, Honolulu, Hawaii

  • Details for COPAG activities at the AAS [PDF]
  • Remote access will be available for those who cannot attend in person.

    COPAG Technology Interest Group (TIG) with UV-Vis Science Interest Group (UVSIG)

    Saturday, 4 January 2020
    10:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M., Room: Rainbow Suite, Hilton Hawaiian Village

    Agenda

    UVSIG and TIG joint splinter session

    This splinter features a joint session of the UV Science Interest group, led by Jason Tumlinson, and the technology interest group (TIG), led by Sarah Tuttle. The session will include a review of the Astro2020 Decadal white papers relevant to UV science and technology areas. There will be a discussion of technology advancement needs for all astrophysics missions. It will end with a discussion of future directions for UV science.

    WebEx

    UV-Vis & COPAG TIG
    Saturday, 4 January 2020
    10:00 A.M. | Hawaii Time (Honolulu, GMT-10:00) | 2 hrs
    Meeting number (access code): 902 002 001
    Meeting password: Aas2020!
    When it's time, join the meeting.


    Joint Program Analysis Group Meeting, with Paul Hertz

    Saturday, 4 January 2020
    1:00 P.M.–3:00 P.M., Room: Coral Ballroom 1 [Hilton: Mid-Pacific Conference Center, 6th floor]
    [Hilton Hawaiian Village layout (click on Conferences & Event Venues)]

    Agenda

    1:00–2:00 P.M.Paul Hertz : NASA Astrophysics Division [PDF]
    2:00–3:00 P.M.Discussion
    WebEx

    NASA Joint PAG Session
    Saturday, 4 January 2020
    1:00 P.M. | Hawaii Time (Honolulu, GMT-10:00) | 2 hrs
    Meeting number (access code): 905 182 274
    Meeting password: Aas2020!
    When it's time, join the meeting.


    Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group (COPAG) Meeting

    Saturday, 4 January 2020
    3:30 P.M.–6:00 P.M., Room: Coral Ballroom 1, Hilton Hawaiian Village

    Agenda

    Cosmic Origins Opportunities with the James Webb Space Telescope [PDF]
    Margaret Meixner, Chair of COPAG Executive Committee, Splinter Chair
     
    3:00–3:20 P.M.COPAG and COPAG Activities [PDF]Margaret Meixner
    3:20–3:50 P.M.Applying for Time in JWST's Cycle 1 [PDF]Possible speaker: Klaus Pontoppidan (JWST Project Scientist at STScI)
    3:50–4:20 P.M.JWST Instrument Capabilities [PDF]Stephanie LaMassa
     
    JWST Early Release Science and Guaranteed Time Observation (GTO) programs that are relevant to Cosmic Origins
     
    4:20–4:35 P.M.The Cosmic Evolution Early Release Science (CEERS) Survey [PDF]Steve Finkelstein
    4:35–4:50 P.M.Star Formation at Low Metallcity: Studies with JWST [PDF]Margaret Meixner
    4:50–5:05 P.M.Establishing Extreme Dynamic Range with JWST: Decoding Smoke Signals in the Glare of a Wolf-Rayet Binary [PDF]Ryan Lau
    5:05–5:20 P.M.Star and Planet Formation with JWST: NIRCam and NIRISS GTO Science Programs [PDF]Michael Meyer
    5:20–5:35 P.M.The JWST NIRCam and MIRI GTO Debris Disk Programs [PDF]Andras Gaspar
    5:35–5:50 P.M.Thermal Emission Spectroscopy of Beta Pictoris' Prototypical Debris Disk [PDF]Christine Chen
    5:50–6:00 P.M.General Q&A
    WebEx

    NASA COPAG Meeting
    Saturday, 4 January 2020
    3:00 P.M. | Hawaii Time (Honolulu, GMT-10:00) | 3 hrs
    Meeting number (access code): 907 111 145
    Meeting password: Astro123*
    When it's time, join the meeting.


    Special session on report by NASA Great Observatories Science Analysis Group (SAG 10) Session

    Sunday, 5 January 2020
    9:30 A.M.–11:30 A.M., Room 323A, Convention Center

    Great Observatories, SAG-10: The Past & Future of Panchromatic Astrophysics

    NASA's Great Observatories (Hubble, Compton, Chandra, and Spitzer) opened up the electromagnetic spectrum from space, providing the scientific community with a flexible and powerful suite of telescopes with which to attack a broad range of scientific questions and react to a rapidly changing scientific landscape. As the existing Great Observatories age, or are decommissioned, access to the electromagnetic spectrum from space is diminishing, with an accompanying loss of scientific capability. This not only has the potential to significantly impede progress in astrophysics, but may also erode technical and scientific expertise in key wavelength regimes. To analyze the impact of losing wavelength coverage, the Great Observatories Science Analysis Group (SAG-10) was organized by NASA's Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group, with support from the Physics and Exoplanet Program Analysis Groups. This session will review the analysis and conclusions reached by this group, in particular the importance of panchromatic coverage, basic lessons from the Great Observatories, and possible strategies for maintaining coverage into the forthcoming decades.

    Final report is available online: https://cor.gsfc.nasa.gov/sags/sag10/Great_Observatories_sag-10_v31.pdf

    Agenda

    9:30–9:50 A.M.Introduction to Great Observatories SAGLee Armus
    9:50–10:05 A.M.Origin of Life and PlanetsMichael Meyer
    10:05–10:20 A.M.Galactic ProcessesMassimo Marengo
    10:20–10:35 A.M.Galaxy EvolutionLee Armus
    10:35–10:50 A.M.Fundamental PhysicsRalph Kraft & Suvi Gezari
    10:50–11:10 A.M.Capabilities, Facilities and OptionsStephanMcCandliss
    & Martin Elvis
    11:10–11:30 A.M.Questions
    WebEx

    Great Observatories SAG
    Sunday, 5 January 2020
    9:30 A.M. | Hawaii Time (Honolulu, GMT-10:00) | 2 hrs
    Meeting number (access code): 907 669 117
    Meeting password: Aas2020!
    When it's time, join the meeting.


    COPAG Infrared Science Interest Group (IR-SIG) + Origins Space Telescope (OST)

    Tuesday, 7 January 2020
    9:30 A.M.–11:30 A.M., Room 304AB Convention Center

    Agenda

    IR SIG splinter session: "The role of Infrared Astronomy in NASAs Strategic Vision to 2030"

    All are welcome to join the IR SIG splinter session to hear talks on current and future missions under the IR SIG purview as well as a panel discussion focussed on the role of infrared observations over the coming decade. Confirmed invited speakers include Phil Korngut (SPHEREx), Paul Goldsmith (ASTHROS), Tiffany Kataria (Origins), Hal Yorke (SOFIA) and Matt Bradford (SPICA).

    More details on the IR SIG and the AAS activities are found here:

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/imen999xdsnefvd/AAS_flyer_v1.pdf?dl=0

    WebEx

    NASA COPAG IR/OST SIG
    Tuesday, 7 January 2020
    9:30 A.M. | Hawaii Time (Honolulu, GMT-10:00) | 2 hrs
    Meeting number (access code): 906 449 909
    Meeting password: Astro123*
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    COPAG Cosmic Dawn Science Analysis Group (Cosmic Dawn SAG)

    Tuesday, 7 January 2020
    2:00 P.M.–3:00 P.M., Room 323C, Convention Center

    Agenda

    Cosmic Dawn, SAG-11

    The NASA COPAG is soliciting involvement in a Cosmic Dawn Science Analysis Group (SAG #11). This SAG will assess what questions relating to reionization and galaxy evolution in the very early universe will remain after the JWST mission, and will i) assess the potential for future NASA flagship missions or proposed probe-class missions to answer these questions, ii) explore what investigations can be done with current telescopes and archives, and iii) identify the need for coordinated multi-observatory programs and/or simulation efforts towards these goals. The goal of SAG11 is to analyze the above questions and compose and publish a report, delivered to NASA HQ, by the end of 2020.

    SAG11 will kick off with a discussion session at the Jan 2020 AAS on Tuesday January 7 at 2-3 pm, and we are now soliciting members of the astronomy community for this SAG. If interested, please fill out the form, linked below, by 31 Jan 2020. We encourage applicants at all career stages.

    https://forms.gle/PmJfW4ULtYYwGRUD7

    WebEx

    NASA Cosmic Dawn SAG
    Tuesday, 7 January 2020
    2:00 P.M. | Hawaii Time (Honolulu, GMT-10:00) | 1 hr
    Meeting number (access code): 902 376 252
    Meeting password: Astro123*
    When it's time, join the meeting.


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