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Physics of the Cosmos News

The National Academies' Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board and Space Studies Board invite you to join them for the open sessions of their joint spring meeting on June 8–11, 2020.

Of special interest to PCOS scientists:

  • Celebrating the Hubble Space Telescope (Tue 9 Jun, 1:20pm–2:30pm ET): Talk and panel discussion celebrating the telescope's 30th anniversary.
  • Update from the Office of Science and Technology Policy (Tue 9 Jun, 4:10pm–5:20pm ET) NASA SMD Update (Wed 10 Jun, 11:55am–1:05pm ET): Presentation and discussion on the current state of NASA's Science Mission Directorate.
  • Update from the Committee on Astronomy & Astrophysics (Wed 10 Jun, 3:00pm ET)

The meeting will include reports on all aspects of aerospace engineering. The complete meeting agenda can be found in PDF format, or as a web page.

This event will be held entirely online, with a livestream here: https://livestream.com/accounts/7036396/events/9150540.

Open Session Dates and Times:

  • Day 1: Mon 8 Jun, 11:30am-4:15pm ET [Agenda]
  • Day 2: Tue 9 Jun, 12:10pm-6:50pm ET [Agenda]
  • Day 3: Wed 10 Jun, 11:40am-4:15pm ET [Agenda]
  • Day 4: Thu 11 Jun, 1:00pm-4:40pm ET [Agenda]

The European Space Agency LISA observatory


Program News and Announcements

29 July 2020
SMD calls for Expressions of Interest (EOI) from currently funded researchers for augmentations and funded extensions to existing awards to help make up for increased costs directly attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic. »  Details.
29 July 2020
Community Announcement: Intention to Amend ROSES-20 via a Future Appendix for Payloads and Research Investigations on the Surface of the Moon (PRISM). »  Details.
27 July 2020
Snowmass 21 planning underway, with several topical groups on PCOS-related science. »  Details.
23 July 2020
New deadline set for JWST Cycle 1 General Observer proposals. Proposals will be due by 08:00 pm Eastern Time (ET) on Tuesday November 24, 2020. »  Details.
14 July 2020
The NASA LISA Study Team has released a report by their Science Support Task Force analyzing the impact that various levels of access, latency, and user support have on the ability of the US community to maximize the discovery potential of the ESA-led LISA mission. The report was submitted to NASA on 28 Feb 2020. [PDF] »  Details.
8 July 2020
NASA's Science Mission Directorate will hold a virtual community town hall with Associate Administrator for Science Thomas Zurbuchen and other members of the Science leadership team at 3 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 9. »  Details.
7 July 2020
Second workshop to solicit and collect community input to help create a plan and timeline, or "roadmap," for SOFIA's instrument development to be held 27–29 July 2020. »  Details.
2 July 2020
NASA releases final text for Astrophysics Pioneers opportunity. Notices of Intent due 13 August 2020; proposals due 1 October 2020. »  Details.
1 July 2020
NASA releases draft text of Citizen Science Seed Funding Program. Deadline 30 July 2020. »  Details.
30 June 2020
NASA defers XRISM Guest Scientist Program to 2021. »  Details.
30 June 2020
SOFIA Cycle 9 Calls for Proposals Released. Deadline 4 September 2020. »  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.

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