Astrophysics Advisory Committee

The Astrophysics Advisory Committee (APAC) is a new FACA committee of NASA, and replaces the Astrophysics Subcommittee of the NAC SC. 


APAC Members

  • Feryal Ozel; Chair - University of Arizona
  • Kerri Cahoy - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • John Conklin - University of Florida
  • Asantha Cooray - University of California, Irvine
  • Massimiliano Galeazzi - University of Miami
  • Jessica Gaski - Marshall Space Flight Center
  • Kelly Holley-Bockelmann - Vanderbilt University
  • William Jones - Princeton University
  • Suvrath Mahadevan - Pennsylvania State University
  • Margaret Meixner - Space Telscope Science Instititute and Johns Hopkins University
  • Michael Meyer - University of Michigan
  • Leonidas Moustakas - Jet Propulsion Lab
  • Lucianne Walkowicz - Adler Planetarium
  • Charles Woodward - University of Minnesota


The APAC supports the advisory needs of the Astrophysics Division (APD), the Science Mission Directorate (SMD) and other mission directorates as required, and NASA Administrator.  The scope of the APAC includes projects and observational and theoretical study of the origins, evolution, and destiny of the universe and the search for and study of Earth-like planets and habitable, extrasolar environments.  In addition to scientific research, the scope encompasses considerations of the development of near-term enabling technologies, systems, and computing and information management capabilities, developments with the potential to provide long-term improvements in future operational systems, as well as training of the next generation of astronomers, and education and public outreach.

APAC Meeting Documents

October 28-29, 2019


October 22-23, 2018


July 23-24, 2018


April 11-12, 2018


October 18-19, 2017


July 19-20, 2017

April 2017


Please direct questions regarding the Astrophysics Advisory Committee to Dr. Hashima Hasan, Executive Secretary.

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