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

  • March 20-21, 2024

APAC Members

  • Kelly Holley-Bockelmann; Chair – Vanderbilt University
  • Daniela Calzetti – University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Regina Caputo – Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Hsiao-Wen Chen – University of Chicago
  • Jessica Gaskin – Marshall Space Flight Center
  • Erika Hamden – University of Arizona
  • Shirley Ho – Flatiron Institute
  • Shardha Jogee – University of Texas, Austin
  • Alina Kiessling – Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Mark Mozena – Planet Labs Inc.
  • Ilaria Pascucci – University of Arizona
  • 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

October 19-20, 2023 (Virtual)

June 27-28, 2023

March 29-30, 2023 (Virtual)
March 29 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST, March 30, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST

October 17-18, 2022 (Virtual)
October 17 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., October 18 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. EDT

“correction to Q&A portal” APAC Fall Meeting - NASA (cnf.io)

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.

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