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X-ray Science Interest Group

09:00 - 11:00Update on X-ray Optics Status (all times include allowances for questions)
Randy McEntaffer (20 min)
Mark Schattenburg (remote, 20 min)[PPTX][PDF]
Suzanne Romaine (20 min)
Paul Reid (20 min)
Will Zhang (20 min)
Mel Ulmer (to be presented by W. Zhang, 10 min)
11:00 - 11:15BREAK
11:15 - 11:45Potential workshop for discussing future strategy for X-ray astronomy, including discussion of the future needs/paths for X-ray optics - ALL
11:45 - 12:15Discussion of potential support for Athena - Bookbinder/ ALL
12:15 - 12:45Discussion of PATR process - ALL (Note that there will be a presentation by Thai Pham at the PhysPAG meeting in the afternoon, which will allow for a second round of discussion on this topic).
12:45 - 13:00Discussion of SMD/ASP 30-year plan in the context of X-ray astronomy - ALL


Program News and Announcements

1 February 2019
Dr Terri Brandt confirmed as PCOS Chief Scientist.
20 December 2018
LISA Preparatory Science 2018 (LPS) proposals have been selected! »  Full details
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. Please see »  full details
29 November 2018
The National Academies has released updated information about the 2020 Decadal Survey call for Community Science White Papers. They are now due 7 January–19 February 2019. See here for further instructions. Further, it is our pleasure to announce that the President of the National Academy of Sciences Marcia McNutt has appointed Dr. Fiona Harrison and Dr. Robert Kennicutt, Jr. to serve as co-chairs of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Survey committee.

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