Cosmic Origins
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18 October 2023

Cosmic Origins & Program Analysis Group Activity at 243rd American Astronomical Society (AAS) Meeting

New Orleans, Louisiana
7 – 11 January 2024
COR & COPAG Session at the AAS Winter Meeting

The 243rd American Astronomical Society (AAS) Meeting (aka the “AAS Winter Meeting”) will take place in New Orleans, LA, from 7 – 11 January 2024.

**If you’re planning to attend, please arrange to arrive early to attend the Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group (COPAG) session on Sunday 7 January from 9a – 3p Central.**

Come and join us to share your ideas of the Cosmic Origins science that interests you and find out how you can be involved in the Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group (COPAG)!!

The COPAG session will feature talks about the various COPAG activities, updates from the Science Interest Groups (SIGs), information about the new initiative for Cosmic Explorers Student SIG, report on the Ultraviolet (UV) Technology for Habitable Worlds Observatory from the UV Working group, and discussions about Precursor Science Gaps for NASA’s future flagship missions.

There will be a Joint-PAG session (includes COPAG, PhysPAG, and ExoPAG) where you can learn about NASA’s Cosmic Origins (COR), Physics of the Cosmos (PhysCOS), and Exoplanet Exploration (ExEP) Programs. The community is welcome to actively participate in the Q&A session to learn more about future missions and opportunities.

Here is a tentative list of Cosmic Origins & Physics of the Cosmos sessions happening at the AAS Winter meeting:

COR Session Title Date
COPAG Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group Sunday
IR STIG Infrared Science & Technology Interest Group Tuesday
UV STIG Ultraviolet Science & Technology Interest Group Tuesday
Student SIG Cosmic Explorers Student Group Monday

PhysCOS Session Title Date
PhysPAG Physics of the Cosmos Program Analysis Group Sunday
TDAMM SIG Time Domain and Multi-Messenger Astrophysics Science Interest Group Sunday

Cross PAG Session Title Date
Joint PAG Session Joint Program Analysis Group Session Sunday

Follow the link here ( COPAG Meeting at AAS 243 ) to stay updated on the many opportunities for COR / COPAG interactions and ( PhysPAG Meeting at AAS 243 ) for PhysCOS/PhysPAG interactions at AAS 243 in January.

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