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COR Program News and Announcements Archive

2021

1 June 2021
Second QUEST Meeting and Presentation to be held 03 June 2021. »  Details.
17 May 2021
Update on Technology Gap Prioritization »  Details.
17 May 2021
25 May 2021: Infrared Science Interest Group (IR SIG) Webinar »  Details.
17 May 2021
ROSES Astrophysics Theory Program Information Session on 24 May 2021 »  Details.
12 May 2021
Special Online Event, 13 May 2021: Quorum for Ultraviolet Exploration of Science and Technology (QUEST). »  Meeting Details and Invite.
23 April 2021
Coming Soon! Special Online Event: Quorum for Ultraviolet Exploration of Science and Technology (QUEST). Invite and meeting details will be released soon. »  Details.

2020

16 December 2020
The 237th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society, Virtually Anywhere, 11–15 January 2021, will include Cosmic Origins events. The COR AAS2021 Meeting page lists currently scheduled sessions, presentations, chats, and displays. »  Details.
16 December 2020
The Astrophysics Division of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate has announced a call for nominations, including self-nominations, to serve on the Executive Committee (EC) of NASA’s Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group, or COPAG. »  Full details.
5 November 2020
ROSES Amendment 68: New Opportunity in ROSES: E.11 Payloads and Research Investigations on the Surface of the Moon (PRISM) »  Details.
28 October 2020
ROSES-20 Amendment 59: Release of Final text of E.7 Open Source Tools, Libraries, and Frameworks »  Details.
28 October 2020
ROSES-20 Amendment 60: Revised Text and New Phase-1 Proposal Due Date for D.9 NuSTAR General Observer (GO) Program Cycle 7 »  Details.
14 October 2020
Astrophysics Advisory Committee meeting on 19–21 October 2020 »  Details.
14 October 2020
Astrophysics Explorers Announcement of Opportunity Community Announcement »  Details.
17 September 2020
NASA announces major revisions in Astrophysics Research and Analysis opportunity. Due dates remain unchanged. »  Details.
17 September 2020
NASA releases Citizen Science Seed Funding Program opportunity. Notices of Intent requested by 13 October 2020, with proposals due 11 December 2020. »  Details.
17 September 2020
NASA extends due date for Astrophysics Pioneers opportunity. Proposals are now due 8 October 2020. »  Details.
9 September 2020
Swift Cycle 17 Guest Investigator proposals due on 25 September 2020 »  Details.
4 September 2020
Call for nominations to the Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group (COPAG) Executive Committee. »  Details.
26 June 2020
Based on extensive feedback from the community, including the recent COPAG survey and APAC discussion, the Astrophysics Data Analysis Program will be solicited in ROSES-2021. »  Details.
15 June 2020
NASA's Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group Executive Committee (COPAG EC) is soliciting input on the impacts of COVID-19 on Cosmic Origins research via ADAP. The survey deadline has been extended until Friday, June 19, 2020 »  Details.
8 June 2020
NASA Astrophysics job announcement will open on Monday, 29 June 2020. »  Details.
4 June 2020
Astrophysics Advisory Committee Virtual Meeting to be held June 23–24, 2020 »  Details.
26 May 2020
NASA's Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group Executive Committee (COPAG EC) is soliciting input on the impacts of COVID-19 on Cosmic Origins research via ADAP. The survey closes on Monday, June 5, 2020 »  Details.
27 April 2020
Anticipated NASA Headquarters Job Announcement: Astrophysics Program Scientist »  Details
27 April 2020
Nominations sought for WFIRST Science Interest Group (WSIG) – due May 29, 2020 »  Details
26 February 2020
The NASA COPAG is now soliciting members of the astronomy community for involvement in a Cosmic Dawn Science Analysis Group (SAG #11). We encourage applicants at all career stages. »  Details

2019

2 December 2019
COPAG Activities at the January 2020 AAS Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii, information now available. »  Details
27 November 2019
COPAG SAG-10 Final Report: The Great Observatories and The Future of Panchromatic Astronomy now available. »  Details [PDF]
23 Aug 2019
Final reports for large mission concept studies are posted: LUVIOR, Origins Space Telescope, HabEx, and Lynx
11 February 2019
NASA Astrophysics Division (APD) issues 2019 strategic technology gap solicitation »  Details [PDF]

2018

17 December 2018
NASA HQ has publicly posted an updated Astrophysics Implementation Plan (AIP), detailing progress made by NASA's Astrophysics Division in implementing the 2010 Decadal recommendations since the previous update in 2016.
6 Nov 2018
Far-Infrared Science Interest Group posts first Newsletter | Number 1 | October 2018 [PDF]
20 Aug 2018
Interim reports for large mission concept studies are posted: LUVIOR [PDF], Origins Space Telescope [PDF], HabEx [PDF], Lynx [PDF]
14 Aug 2018
Announcement: COPAG Splinter Session planned at Winter AAS Meeting in Seattle »  Details
24 July 2018
The Astrophysics Division of NASA's Science Mission Directorate issues call for nominations for the Executive Committee of NASA's Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group. Deadline for receipt of nominations: Sept 14, 2018 »  Details
16 July 2018
New Great Observatories SAG will analyze gaps in wavelength and scientific capabilities over the next 10–20 years as NASA's current space observatories age or are decomissioned, as well as to analyze how these gaps will affect the ability of the community to continue to advance knowledge in a rapidly changing scientific landscape. Please sign up here to indicate your interest. All career stages desired. Charter here.
2 January 2018
List of COR-relevant activities at the January 2018 AAS Meeting, National Harbor, Maryland »  Details

2017

24 Oct 2017
NASA Astrophysics Division, Science Mission Directorate, announces invitation for public nominations for service on its Astrophysics Advisory Committee (APAC). Deadline for NASA receipt of all public nominations is December 1, 2017. »  [PDF]
27 Sep 2017
NASA SMD seeks Nominations for COPAG Executive Committee »  [PDF]
11 Sep 2017
Community Announcement: Visiting Astrophysics Program Scientists at NASA Headquarters »  Details
1 Sep 2017
COR Newsletter for September 2017 now availble »  [PDF]
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

2016

14 Dec 2016
Cosmic Origins Activities 2017 AAS Meeting »  [PDF]
07 Nov 2016
COPAG 2016 Executive Committee Members Announced »  [PDF]
03 Oct 2016
COR Program Office 2016 Program Annual Technology Report (PATR) released »  [PDF]
28 Sep 2016
Executive Committee of NASA's Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group Call for Nominations »  [Details]
1 Sept 2016
COR Newsletter for September 2016 now available [PDF]
4 Apr 2016
April 5, 3:00 PM–4:30 PM Eastern: LUVOIR STDT First Telecon »  Details [Agenda]
31 Mar 2016
April 1, 10:30 A.M. Eastern: Far-infrared Surveyor STDT First Telecon »  Agenda
18 Mar 2016
STDT Membership lists for Far-IR Surveyor, HabEx, and LUVOIR, »  Details
15 Mar 2016
Science and Technology Definition Team Membership for Large UV/Optical/Near-infrared Telescope (LUVOIR) announced »  Details
14 Mar 2016
Science and Technology Definition Team Membership for Far Infrared Surveyor announced »  Details
14 Mar 2016
Science and Technology Definition Team Membership for HabEx announced »  Details
9 Mar 2016
COR Newsletter for Winter/Spring 2016 now available »  [PDF]
19 Jan 2016
Dear Colleague Letter to Solicit Nominations for Science and Technology Definition Teams (STDTs) »  Details
19 Jan 2016
NASA Astrophysics Division Issues Official Charge to the PAGs for Probe Implementation Options »  Details

2015

28 Dec 2015
Full COPAG Meeting agenda for January 2016 AAS Meeting posted »  Details
28 Dec 2015
Agenda for STDT Special Session at January 2016 AAS Meeting posted»  Details
4 Dec 2015
Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group Call for White Papers : Probe-Class Astrophysics Mission Concepts »  [PDF]
13 Nov 2015
New! COPAG Executive Committee Selections November 2015 »  [PDF]
5 Oct 2015
Final COPAG Response to Paul Hertz, October 8, 2015 now available »  [PDF]
1 Oct 2015
2015 COR Program Annual Technology Report (PATR) now available »  [PDF]
1 Sep 2015
COR Newsletter for September 2015 now available »  [PDF]
22 Jul 2015
Call for Nominations to Serve on the Executive Committee of NASA's Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group (COPAG) »  [Details]
7 Jul 2015
AURA releases report "Cosmic Birth to Living Earths," on future large UV-Visible mission concept. »  [Details]
11 May 2015
UV/VIs Community Workshop, 25–26 June, 2015, Greenbelt, MD »  [Details]
11 May 2015
Far-Infrared Community Workshop, 3–5 June 2015, Pasadena, CA »  [Details]
03 Mar 2015
COR Program solicits your input on Technology Gaps »  [DOC]
03 Mar 2015
COR Newsletter for March 2015 now available »  [PDF]
02 Mar 2015
COPAG Request for Community Input on Future Large Missions to be studied by NASA »  Details
27 Feb 2015
COPAG Web Meeting, March 10 »  Details
3 Jan 2015
COPAG Activities at 225th AAS Meeting, 4-7 Jan 2015 »  Agenda

2014

3 Dec 2014
COR Science Interest Group (SIG) for UV/Vis Space-Based Science and Technology Approved »  Announcement | Charter
18 Nov 2014
20-20-20 Airships NASA Centennial Challenge RFI released »  Details
1 Oct 2014
2014 COR Program Annual Technology Report (PATR) now available »  [PDF]
30 Aug 2014
COR Newsletter for Sept 2014 now available »  [PDF]
25 Jun 2014
Executive Committee of NASA's Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group: Call for nominations »  [Details]
6 May 2014
COPAG activities at AAS, preliminary agenda available »  [Details]
21 Apr 2014
NASA HQ 2014 Science Plan now available »  [PDF]
15 Apr 2014
COPAG SIG and SAGs to meet at AAS meeting, June 2, 2014 »  Details
15 Apr 2014
Workshop on the Future of Far-Infrared Space Astrophysics, May 12-13, 2014 »  Details
1 Mar 2014
COR Newletter for March 2014 now available »  Details

2013

23 Dec 2013
Workshop on the Future of Far-Infrared Space Astrophysics, May 12-13, 2014 »  Details
18 Dec 2013
Joint COPAG - ExoPAG meeting on Sunday, January 5, 2014, pre-AAS »  Details
28 Oct 2013
The 2013 COR Program Annual Technology Report (PATR) is now available for download »  [PDF]
1 May 2013
Astrophysics Roadmap Town Hall Virtual Meeting to be held May 6-7, 2013. »  Details
2 Jan 2013
All are invited to attend the COPAG Workshop in Long Beach, CA, on 6 Jan 2013. »  Details

2012

14 Dec 2012
NASA Astrophysics Strategic Implementation Plan Released »  Details
13 Nov 2012
2012 COR Program Annual Technology Report (PATR) Released »  [PDF]
6 Sep 2012
The responses from the recent UV-Visible Science Objectives RFI are now available! »  Details
21 Aug 2012
NASA intends to solicit applications for a study group for the possible scientific use(s) of the ex-NRO telescope assets for advancing the science priorities of the Decadal Survey. »  Notice of Intent for Dear Colleague Letter for NRO Telescope Study Group [PDF].
9 Aug 2012
Registrations for the RFI Workshop (Sept 18) and COPAG meeting (Sept 19) are open » Register
29 June 2012
COR Newsletter #1 now available » Details
25 May 2012
NASA releases Request for Information (RFI) for Science Objectives and Requirements for the Next NASA UV/Visible Astrophysics Mission Concepts » Details
1 Mar 2012
The next COPAG Workshop will be held on September 18–19, 2012 at STScI » Details
23 Feb 2012
Presentation by Chris Martin for the COPAG at the NASA Advisory Committee Astrophysics Subcommittee Meeting on February 23, 2012 » [PDF]

2011

November 10, 2011
Cosmic Origins Program Annual Technology Report Released: The inaugural Cosmic Origins Program Annual Technology Report (PATR) - the annual summary of the technology development activities in support of the Cosmic Origins (COR) Program for FY11 - is now available for viewing and download. It provides an overview of the status of prior COR-supported technologies and recommends priorities for future investments. »  [PDF]
November 7, 2011
PAG Session at the AAS in Austin: NASA will host an open session devoted to encouraging interaction between the astronomical community and the Program Analysis Groups (PAGs). Held at the AAS in Austin on 10 January 2012, this session will provide information illustrating how community members have a voice in coordinating the Astrophysics Division's strategic objectives. »  Learn More
October 19, 2011
COPAG Workshop: The COPAG will be holding a splinter meeting on Sunday, 8 January 2012 at the AAS Meeting, Austin, TX. This meeting will provide opportunities for the community to present further science needs and related technologies to augment the COR technology needs list. »  Learn More
August 24, 2011
The COPAG will be holding a community workshop Sept 22-23 at STScI in Baltimore, MD to further develop technology priorities for future Cosmic Origins strategic missions. »  Learn More
January 7, 2011
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Continuing call for nominations to the Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group (COPAG) Executive Committee. »  Details.
30 May 2021
Second QUEST Meeting and Presentation to be held 03 June 2021. »  Details.
17 May 2021
Update on Technology Gap Prioritization »  Details.
17 May 2021
25 May 2021: Infrared Science Interest Group (IR SIG) Webinar »  Details.
17 May 2021
ROSES Astrophysics Theory Program Information Session on 24 May 2021 »  Details.
12 May 2021
Special Online Event, 13 May 2021: Quorum for Ultraviolet Exploration of Science and Technology (QUEST). »  Meeting Details and Invite.

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