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Cosmic Origins Program Office

Astrophysics Projects Division Program Management

Barbara Grofic

Barbara Grofic

APD Program Manager
Cathy Barclay

Cathy Barclay

Deputy APD Program Manager
Tracy Felton-Robinson

Tracy Felton-Robinson

Program Business Manager

Program Science

Peter Kurczynski

Peter Kurczynski

COR Chief Scientist

Sangeeta Malhotra

COR Deputy Chief Scientist

Technology Management

Rachel Rivera

Rachel Rivera

Technology Development Manager
Mark Matsumura

Dr. Mark Matsumura

Program Systems Engineer
Dr. Opher Ganel

Dr. Opher Ganel

Program Technologist/Systems Engineer


  • HQ Program Executive: Shahid Habib [Email]
  • HQ Program Scientist: Kartik Sheth [Email]
  • HQ Deputy Program Scientist: Eric Tollestrup [Email]
  • HQ Deputy Program Executive: Tracy Osborne [Email]

Webb Telescope in Focus!

Ready for commissioning, see press release.

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Upcoming Events

7–9 June 2022
Unique Science from the Moon in the Artemis Era Workshop »  Details.
11–12 June 2022
240th American Astronomical Society Meeting »  Details.

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Program News and Announcements

10 May 2022
Unique Science from the Moon in the Artemis Era Workshop »  Details.
28 April 2022
National Academies Board on Physics and Astronomy — Spring 2022 Meeting »  Details.
27 April 2022
NASA Response to Astro2020 Decadal Survey, Dr. Paul Hertz, Division Director, Astrophysics Division, Science Mission Directorate, NASA »  Details.
11 April 2022
NASA Astrophysics Division Town Hall | May 3, 2022 »  Details.
19 January 2022
NASA PCOS/COR Program Office Announces Upcoming International Workshop on Time Domain Astronomy/Multi-Messenger Astrophysics (TDAMM) »  Details.
13 January 2022
NASA Astrophysics Division Director Position Advertisement »  Details.
Continuing call for nominations to the Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group (COPAG) Executive Committee. »  Details.

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