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Astro2020 APC White Paper Update

The Astro2020 APC White Papers are due July 10 at 5pm EDT.  Due to the timing of the white paper call, we recognize that some projects may still be in the process of verification and validation of cost estimates.   We are therefore modifying the request for cost information to be included in the white papers.
White paper submitters should provide completed cost estimates if available.  If costs are still being developed and validated, or the breakdown of funding is yet to be determined, the project should provide the cost category for the overall project, including science and operations.   The categories are listed below.
Space-Based Projects
  • Small: <$500M
  • Medium: $500M - $1.5 B
  • Large: >$1.5B
Ground-Based Projects
  • Small: <$20M
  • Medium: $20M - $70M
  • Large: >$70M

Register to Watch the Astro2020 Committee Meeting on July 15-17

The first Astro2020 committee meeting will take place on July 15-17, 2019 at the Keck Center in Washington, D.C.  You are invited to watch the open sessions of the meeting remotely.  The meeting agenda is not available yet, but if you register you'll receive an email when the open session times are posted.
Register to Attend Online

Astro2020 Panel Structure Announced

We are pleased to announce the panel structure for the Decadal Survey on Astronomy and Astrophysics (Astro2020).  There will be six science panels, six program panels, and one state of the profession panel. 

Science Panels

  • Cosmology
  • Galaxies
  • Interstellar Medium and Star and Planet Formation
  • Stars, the Sun, and Stellar Populations
  • Compact Objects and Energetic Phenomena
  • Exoplanets, Astrobiology, and the Solar System

Program Panels

  • Electromagnetic Observations from Space 1
  • Electromagnetic Observations from Space 2
  • Optical and Infrared Observations from the Ground
  • Radio, Millimeter, and Submillimeter Observations from the Ground
  • Particle Astrophysics and Gravitation
  • An Enabling Foundation for Research

State of the Profession Panel

  • State of the Profession and Societal Impacts

Panels will work in conjunction with the newly appointed Astro2020 steering committee.

About the Decadal Survey on Astronomy and Astrophysics (Astro2020)

Astro2020 is a partnership between the National Academies and the astronomical community to survey the field of astronomy and astrophysics and provide priorities for the most important scientific and technical activities for the upcoming decade. It will also serve as a guide for scientists, policy makers, and agencies invested in the astronomical sciences.  Visit our website to sign up for our mailing list and keep up to date on the latest developments including calls for input and upcoming events.
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