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PCOS Mission Studies

2014-2016 ESA-NASA Athena Study

SST/SWG/US Co-Chairs Reports

December 14, 2015, NASA Headquarters
Agenda [PDF]

1:00 PMNASA Reports—10 min + 5min Q&A each
Garcia: Welcome, NASA/HQ Athena Actions and Plans [PDF]
Petre: NASA/GSFC Athena Projects [PDF]
Smith: Athena Science Study Team and SWG 3.0 Report [PDF]
Davis: NASA/HQ Athena Program [PDF]
2:00 PMHertz: NASA/HQ Athena Perspective (30 min, calling in from CA)
2:30 PMSWG Co-Chairs reports (10 min each)
Allen: SWG 1.1, Evolution of galaxy groups and clusters
Brenneman, SWG 2.0, The Energetic Universe [PDF]
Ptak: SWG 2.3, Astrophysics of feedback in local AGN [PDF]
Hornschemeier: SWG 3.2, Star formation and evolution [PDF]
Miller: SWG 3.3, End points of stellar evolution
Troja: SWG 5.6, Targets of Opportunity
3:30 PMNASA Instrument Team Co-I reports
Bandler: NASA contribution to X-IFU [PDF]
Burrows: NASA contribution to WFI
4:30 PMDiscussion, lead by Brandt and Bregman
5:00 PMAdjourn
6:30 PMDinner in DC, location TBD (Garcia)

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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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