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Astrophsyics

Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group

237th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society

Virtually Anywhere, 11–15 January 2021

All times given are Eastern Standard Time (EST).

NASA Joint PAG Session

Friday, 8 January 2021, 1:00–3:00 P.M.

Agenda

  • Update on NASA Astrophysics, Q&A [PDF]
    Dr. Paul Hertz, Astrophysics Division Director

  • NASA Astrophysics Technology Needs: Plans for Factoring in the Decadal Survey's Recommendations [PDF]
    Bruce T. Pham, PCOS/COR Chief Technologist, NASA GSFC,
    and Nick Siegler, ExEP Chief Technologist, JPL
  • Submit/Vote on Questions for Presenters Here: https://arc.cnf.io/sessions/x1re/#!/dashboard


    WebEx Connection

    NASA Joint PAG Session
    Friday, 8 January 2021

  • Joint PAG Session [MP4 Video, 125MB]
  • NASA Astrophysics Town Hall

    Wednesday, 13 January 2021, 12:00–1:30 P.M.

    Agenda

    • TBA

    COR Science Interest Group (SIG) and Science Analysis Group (SAG)
    Featured Splinter Sessions

    Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group (COPAG)

    Monday, 11 January 2021, 12:00 Noon

    Agenda

    Presentation [PDF]

  • Margaret Meixner
  • Peter Kurczynski
  • Kartik Sheth (COPAG Program Scientist): State of the Profession
  • Jason Tumlinson: New Great Observatories
  • Alexandra Pope
  • Janice Lee
  • Tom MeGeath
  • Steven Finkelstein: Cosmic Dawn
  • Stephan McCandliss

  • Enhancing Participation of Minority Serving Institutions in Space Science

    Monday, 11 January 2021, 6:50 P.M.

    Agenda

  • Introduction [PDF] (organizers) (5 mins)
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Space Science: The Sustainable Picture [PDF]
    Dara Norman, NOIRLab (15+5 mins)
  • NASA Astrophysics at an HBCU: University of the Virgin Islands [PDF]
    David Morris, UVI (15+5 mins)
  • Space Science at MSIs: A Student's Perspective [PDF]
    Tenley Hutchinson-Smith, UCSC/Spelman College (15+5 mins)
  • Panel discussion (25 mins)

  • Infrared/Origins Space Telescope (IR/OST) SIG

    Tuesday, 12 January 2021, 12:00 Noon

    Agenda

  • Introduction [PDF] – Peter Kurczynski
  • The Landscape of Extragalactic Infrared Astronomy Over the Next Decade [PDF] – Alexandra Pope
  • A Landscape for Far-Infrared Galactic Astronomy Over the Next Decade [PDF] – Ted Bergin
  • Technology Thoughts [PDF] – Jason Glenn
  • Community Thoughts [PDF] – Rachel Akeson
  • Stacey Alberts
  • Eric Murphy
  • Welcome [PDF] – Meredith MacGregor
  • Michael Zemcov

  • Low Frequency Radio Astronomy for Cosmic Origins

    Wednesday, 13 January 2021, 12:00 Noon
    Session chair: Jonathan Pober

    Agenda

  • Introduction [PDF] – Judd Bowman
  • The Opportunity of the Lunar Farside [PDF] – Jack Burns
  • SunRISE: A Low Frequency Pathfinder Array in Earth Orbit [PDF] – Alex Hegedus
  • Radio Science from NASA Commercial Lunar Payload Services Landers: ROLSES and LuSEE [PDF] – Robert MacDowall
  • Ground-based Global 21-cm Experiments: Preparing for the Moon [PDF] – Nivedita Mahesh
  • Probing the Early Universe with the Dark Ages Polarimeter PathfindER (DAPPER) [PDF] – Keith Tauscher
  • Extrasolar Space Weather Monitoring from the Ground: Paving the Way for FARSIDE [PDF] – Marin Anderson
  • The lunar FARSIDE Low Radio Frequency Array – Gregg Hallinan

  • Ultraviolet and Visible light (UV-Vis) SIG and Technology Interest Group (TIG)

    Thursday, 14 January 2021, 12:00 Noon

    Agenda

  • Introductory Remarks [PDF] – Jason Tumlinson and Stephan McCandliss

  • 101 Fun Things to do with Far-UV Fiber Optics [PDF] – Brian Fleming, CU
  • SISTINE Mirror Coating Results [PDF] – Nicholas Nell, CU
  • Dorado UV SmallSat Mission of Opportunity (Currently in Phase A) [PDF] – Brad Cenko, GSFC
  • New UV Spotlights on Exoplanets with SPARCS and UV-SCOPE [PDF] – Evgenya Shkolnik, ASU
  • Advances in UV Imaging Microchannel Plate Detectors for Future Missions [PDF] – Oswald Siegmund, UCB
  • High Contrast with Segmented Apertures: Testbed Results [PDF] – Laurent Pueyo, STScI
  • TechMAST: Technology Maturation for Astrophysics Space Telescopes [PDF] – Alison Nordt, LMCO
  • ULTRA-TM: Progress towards hardware demonstrations for critical component level-technologies to enable ultra-stable optical systems [PDF] – Laura Coyle, Ball
  • Aspera: Pioneering UV SmallSat [PDF] – Carlos Vargas, UAz
  • New approaches to UV optical coatings with atomic layer engineering [PDF] – John Hennessy, JPL
  • Improved broadband and narrowband far UV coatings [PDF] – Juan Larruquert, CSIC
  • GSFC Microshutter Update [PDF] – Alexander Kutyrev, UMD
  • Progress report for the NASA Probe Concept CETUS [PDF] – Sara Heap, UMD/GSFC (emerita)

  • Question: How do you move
    a $10B spacecraft?



    Answer: Very carefully!
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