25 January 2023
The Astronomy and Astrophysics Advisory Committee (AAAC) is a federal advisory committee chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, which resulted from one of the primary recommendations of the Presidential Committee on the Organization and Management of Research in Astronomy and Astrophysics (COMRAA). The next public meeting of the AAAC is this Thursday & Friday, 26–27 January 2023.
The purpose of this meeting is to provide advice and recommendations to the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on issues within the field of astronomy and astrophysics that are of mutual interest and concern to the agencies. The Committee will hear presentations of current programming by representatives from NSF, NASA, DOE and other agencies relevant to astronomy and astrophysics; to discuss current and potential areas of cooperation between the agencies; and to formulate recommendations for continued and new areas of cooperation and mechanisms for achieving them.
The meeting agenda [PDF] is available on the AAAC webpage.
The meeting will be hybrid; attendance can be either in-person at NSF, 2415 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, VA and/or by Zoom. Registration in advance for the Zoom link can be done here on the NSF’s Zoom page for the meeting.
For more questions about the meeting, or to request a visitor’s badge for in-person attendance, please contact one of Dr. Carrie E. Black (firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: (703) 292-2426), Ms. Allison V. Farrow (email@example.com; (703) 292-7288), or Ms. Renee Adwoa Akyem Adonteng (firstname.lastname@example.org; (703) 292-4712).
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