NASA Astrophysics Advisory Committee Spring Meeting 29–30 March 2023
There will be a public meeting of NASA’s Astrophysics Advisory Committee (APAC) from 29–30 March 2023. APAC reports to the Director of the Astrophysics Division, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters. The meeting will be held for the purpose of soliciting, from the scientific community and other persons, scientific and technical information relevant to program planning.
The agenda for the meeting will include the following topics: Astrophysics Division Update; Updates on Specific Astrophysics Missions; Reports from the Program Analysis Groups. The public may submit and upvote comments/questions ahead of the meeting through the Q&A dashboard. A detailed agenda, full connection details, and instructions on submitting and upvoting comments or questions may be found on the APAC webpage.
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