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Astronomy and Astrophysics Advisory Committee (AAAC)

September 21, 2020 10:00 AM  to 
September 22, 2020 3:00 PM

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The Astronomy and Astrophysics Advisory Committee is a federal advisory committee chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, which resulted from one of the primary recommendations of the Presidential Committee on the Organization and Management of Research in Astronomy and Astrophysics (COMRAA).

The purpose of this meeting is to provide advice and recommendations to the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on issues within the field of astronomy and astrophysics that are of mutual interest and concern to the agencies. The Committee will hear presentations of current programming by representatives from NSF, NASA, DOE and other agencies relevant to astronomy and astrophysics; to discuss current and potential areas of cooperation between the agencies; and to formulate recommendations for continued and new areas of cooperation and mechanisms for achieving them.

Meeting Type
Advisory Committee Meeting

Martin D. Still, (703) 292-4290, email:
       Preferred Contact Method: Email
Allison V. Farrow, (703) 292-7288, email:
       Preferred Contact Method: Email
Renee Adwoa Akyem Adonteng, (703) 292-4712, email:
       Preferred Contact Method: Email

NSF Related Organizations
Division of Astronomical Sciences

Core Attachments

Welcome and Introductions; Logistics, Conflicts - Ralph Gaume
NASA Programs and Budget Update - Paul Hertz
DOE/HEP Programs and Budget Update - Kathy Turner
NSF/AST Programs and Budget Update - Ralph Gaume
Satellite Constellations: Impact, Mitigations, and Industry Engagement - Jeff Hall, Connie Walker
The NOIRLab Strategic Vision and Status - Chris Davis
Report from the Decadal Assessment of Plasma Science - Gary Zank
NASA Preparations for the Astro2020 Report - Paul Hertz
DOE-HEP Preparations for the Astro2020 Report - Kathy Turner
Discussion on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion - Harshal Gupta (NSF)
Status of Rubin Construction, Data Management, and Partnerships - Ed Ajhar