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NASA ASTROPHYSICS ADVISORY COMMITTEE, Mar 15-17, 2021, virtual, 11:00 am-5:00 pm ET

UPDATE: On March 15, the committee said Thomas Zurbuchen will speak to the committee on March 16 at 1:00 pm ET instead of 1:30 pm. A new version of the agenda has been posted.


NASA’s Astrophysics Advisory Committee will meet virtually March 15-17, 2021 from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm each day.

More information is in the Federal Register notice, which is reproduced below.

SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public

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Law 92-463, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space 
Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Astrophysics Advisory 
Committee. This Committee reports to the Director, Astrophysics 
Division, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters. The meeting 
will be held for the purpose of soliciting, from the scientific 
community and other persons, scientific and technical information 
relevant to program planning.

DATES: Monday, March 15, 2021, 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Tuesday, March 16, 
2021, 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; and Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 11:00 a.m.-
5:00 p.m.; Eastern Time.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. KarShelia Henderson, Science 
Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546, (202) 
358-2355, or khenderson@nasa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting will be available to the public 
by WebEx.
    On Monday, March 15, the event address for attendees is:
https://nasaenterprise.webex.com/nasaenterprise/j.php?MTID=md56c2364ad7f625bf9121430ef9d85f9, the meeting number is 199 
340 9228, and meeting password is MJh8JVDV89@.
    On Tuesday, March 16, the event address for attendees is:
https://nasaenterprise.webex.com/nasaenterprise/j.php?MTID=m1ce0a71960e457179b7e85dcc41de62b, the meeting number is 199 
888 1998, and meeting password is csAvpYM2@78.
    On Wednesday, March 17, the event address for attendees is:
https://nasaenterprise.webex.com/nasaenterprise/j.php?MTID=m26744d6e150f086b3cf3ed99bd6649fa, the meeting number is 199 
029 2743, and meeting password is 9skWYje8P@3.
    To join by telephone, the numbers are: 1-929-251-9612 or 1-415-527-
5035, for each day.
    The agenda for the meeting includes the following topics:

--Astrophysics Division Update
--Updates on Specific Astrophysics Missions
--Reports from the Program Analysis Groups
--Reports from Specific Research and Analysis Programs

    The agenda will be posted on the Astrophysics Advisory Committee 
web page: https://science.nasa.gov/researchers/nac/science-advisory-committees/apac.
    The public may submit and upvote comments/questions ahead of the 
meeting through the website https://arc.cnf.io/sessions/mkky/#!/dashboard that will be opened for input on March 1, 2021.
    It is imperative that the meeting be held on this date to 
accommodate the scheduling priorities of the key participants.


March 15 @ 7:30 am
March 17 @ 11:00 pm