Astrophysics Advisory Committee

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

 

Upcoming Meetings

October 17-18, 2022

 

APAC Members

  • Charles Woodward; Chair - University of Minnesota
  • Jessica Gaskin - Marshall Space Flight Center
  • Erika Hamden - University of Arizona
  • Ryan Hickox - Dartmouth College
  • Shirley Ho - Flatiron Institute
  • Kelly Holley-Bockelmann - Vanderbilt University
  • Emily Levesque - University of Washington
  • Margaret Meixner - USRA/SOFIA
  • Michael Meyer - University of Michigan
  • Mark Mozena - Planet Labs Inc.
  • Ilaria Pascucci - University of Arizona
  • Rita Sambruna - Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Lou Strolger - Space Telescope Science Institute
  • Grant Tremblay - Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics


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

July 20-21, 2022 (Virtual)
July 20 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., July 21 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. EDT

 

June 7, 2022 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST (Virtual)

 

March 30 and 31, 2022, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST (Virtual)

 

October 13 and 15th, 2021, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST each day​

 

June 29-30, 2021, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST each day​ (Meeting Changed: Meeting of Experts)

 

March 15-17, 2021, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST each day​ (Virtual Meeting)

 

October 19-21, 2020 (Virtual Meeting)

 

June 23-24, 2020

 

March 5-6, 2020

 

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.

Please direct questions or corrections on this page to SARA@nasa.gov