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Sat 6 Jan 2024
Thu 11 Jan 2024

Location

New Orleans, LA

Description

The 243rd American Astronomical Society (AAS) meeting will include a variety of events focused on the Habitable Worlds Observatory.

NASA's Exoplanet Exploration Program Analysis Group (ExoPAG)

Saturday, January 6
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (CT)

Hilton Riverside Quarterdeck Ballroom

Sunday, January 7
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (CT)

Hilton Riverside Quarterdeck Ballroom

The Exoplanet Exploration Program Analysis Group (ExoPAG) is responsible for soliciting and coordinating community input into the development and execution of NASA’s Exoplanet Exploration Program (ExEP). It serves as a community-based, interdisciplinary forum for soliciting and coordinating community analysis and input in support of the Exoplanet Exploration Program objectives and of their implications for architecture planning and activity prioritization and for future exploration. It provides findings of analyses to the NASA Astrophysics Division Director.

NASA's Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group (COPAG)

Sunday, January 7
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (CT)

Room 244/245

Overview of recent activities and accomplishments of the Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group (COPAG) along with highlights of the Science Interest Groups (SIG) and Science Analysis Groups (SAG) that are within the Cosmic Origins Program.

NASA’s Physics of the Cosmos Program Analysis Group (PhysPAG) Session

Sunday, January 7
9 a.m.-1 p.m. (CT)
Room 243

Learn about recent activities and accomplishments of the Physics of the Cosmos Program Analysis Group (PhysPAG) along with highlights of the Science Interest Groups (SIG) and Science Analysis Groups (SAG) that are within the Cosmic Origins Program.

NASA's Joint Program Analysis Group (PAG) Session

Sunday, January 7
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. (CT)

Room 224/225

Overview of recent activities and accomplishments of the Physics of the Cosmos Program Analysis Group (PhysPAG) along with highlights of the Science Interest Groups (SIG) and Science Analysis Groups (SAG) that are within the Cosmic Origins Program.

Habitable Worlds Observatory at the NASA Booth

January 7-11
During regular booth hours
Hall B-1/B-2

NASA Hyperwall Talk: The Habitable Worlds Observatory

Sunday, January 7
7:50-8:05 p.m. (CT)
Hall B-1/B-2, NASA Exhibitor Booth

NASA Townhall

Monday, January 8
12:45 p.m.-1:45 p.m. (CT)
Great Hall A

This Town Hall session will provide an opportunity for the Astrophysics science community to interact with members of the leadership team and staff of the Astrophysics Division (APD) of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate. A presentation on the state of APD will precede an opportunity for audience questions. Topics to be addressed in the Town Hall session include scientific accomplishments and programmatic milestones, current programmatic directions, and NASA’s progress towards implementing the missions identified in the Astro2020 Decadal Survey: Pathways to Discovery in Astronomy and Astrophysics for the2020s.

X-ray, UV, optical, IR stellar spectra for modeling and interpreting exoplanetary atmospheres: from JWST to HWO

Monday, January 8
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. (CT)
Room 242

This splinter session will connect the stellar characterization teams responsible for the MUSCLES and related stellar libraries with the community of exoplanet characterization experts using these stellar inputs. The splinter will include brief tutorial presentations on data collection, EUV spectral estimates, and panchromatic data products. Available resources and limitations of current stellar characterization capabilities will be presented, as well as presentations from atmospheric modeling end users. The splinter will conclude with a roundtable discussion of current and future needs from the exoplanet community and directions for future stellar characterization efforts.

NN-Explore's Extreme Precision Radial Velocity Initiative

Tuesday, January 9
9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. (CT)
Room R08/09

This session will focus on recent advances in the field of Extreme Precision Radial Velocity science, with an emphasis on performance results from EPRV facilities and on science results and future analysis plans from the PIs of NASA's first two EPRV Foundation Science ROSES calls. We will feature updates and recent results from a number of cutting-edge radial velocity spectrometers (NEID at WIYN; MAROON-X at Gemini North; EXPRES at LDT; and the Keck Planet Finder at Keck I).

Mind the Gap - Science Drivers for UV Spectroscopy Missions in the Gap Years
(NASA UV Science and Technology Interest Group)

Tuesday, January 9
9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. (CT)
1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. (CT)
Room R07

The AAS Splinter Session, "Mind the Gap", is intended to solicit and discuss community input into near-term science drivers for UV spectroscopy and spectropolarimetry, comparing these drivers to the currently proposed, planned, and conceptual UV missions. In particular we are interested in learning if any of the currently conceived missions can satisfy these community science drivers as designed or with feasible modifications.

The Habitable Worlds Observatory: Current Status and Opportunities for Engagement

Wednesday, January 10
12:45 p.m.-3:30 p.m. (CT)
Room R08/09

Through the new Great Observatory Mission & Technology Maturation Program (GOMAP), NASA is preparing for the upcoming Habitable Worlds Observatory (HWO), a large UV/optical/IR space telescope recommended by the 2020 Decadal Survey on Astronomy and Astrophysics. HWO will conduct a variety of transformative astrophysics observations, including examination of the lifecycle of galaxies, studying the diversity of worlds in and beyond our Solar System, and searching for signs of life by directly imaging and obtaining spectra of roughly 25 habitable zone planets. At this splinter session, we will review the goals and progress of the recently formed Science, Technology, Architecture Review Team (START) and Technical Assessment Group (TAG), highlighting opportunities for community members to contribute to the project via working group membership, meeting attendance, papers, proposals, and other activities. We will also invite any other HWO teams or groups to share their progress/results, including technology roadmap teams, Science Assessment Groups, and research teams funded to conduct HWO-relevant work. The session will also feature an extended discussion session. Find the detailed schedule.

Yield Modeling Tools for direct imaging of exoplanets Remix

Thursday, January 11
9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. (CT)
Room 219

The original form of this workshop was held as a splinter session of the 242 AAS Meeting in Albuquerque: https://exoplanets.nasa.gov/exep/events/456/exoplanet-yield-modeling-tools-workshop/ This splinter session aims to provide an abbreviated version of the Albuquerque workshop for those who were unable to attend or who may have a new interest due to roles with the START and TAG.

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