2:00 PM14:00

Search for Life in the Universe

Location: NASA HQ, Webb Auditorium

For the first time in human history, the ability to discover evidence of biological activity on planets orbiting nearby stars is within reach. Come see and hear renowned astrophysics scientists and engineers share what humankind can achieve with next generation technologies to help answer the question "Are we aline in the universe."

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John Grunsfeld, Ph.D.

Astronaut, Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate
NASA Headquarters

John C. Mather, Ph.D.

Nobel Laureate, Senior Project Scientist, JWST
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center


Sara Seager, Ph.D.

MacArthur Fellow, Professor of Planetary Science & Physics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Dave Gallagher

Director of Astronomy, Physics and Space Technology
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory


Matt Mountain, Ph.D.

Director, JWST Telescope Scientist
Space Telescope Science Institute


Ellen Stofan, Ph.D.

Chief Scientist
NASA Headquarters

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EXOPAG and COPAG Meetings

Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group (COPAG)

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Exoplanet Exploration Program Analysis Group (ExoPAG)

NASA's Exoplanet Exploration Program Analysis Group (ExoPAG) will hold its tenth meeting on Friday, June 6, 2014, just after the 224th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society, in Boston, MA. ExoPAG meetings are open to the entire scientific community, and offer an opportunity to participate in discussions of scientific and technical issues in exoplanet exploration, and to provide input into NASA's Exoplanet Exploration Program (ExEP).

All interested members of the astronomical and planetary science communities are invited to attend and participate.

ExoPag meeting information:

Location: Metro Meeting Center, Boston, MA

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3:45 PM15:45

30th Space Symposium

A panel discussion, "The Search for Life in the Universe," will be held at 3:45 p.m Wednesday, May 21, 2014 as part of the 30th Space Symposium. Panelists will include leading thinkers and academics in the fields of astrophysics and astronomy:

  • Dave Gallagher, Director for Astronomy and Physics, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • John M. Grunsfeld, Ph.D., Associate Administrator, Science Mission Directorate, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • John C. Mather, Ph.D., Nobel Laureate, Senior Project Scientist, James Webb Space Telescope, NASA
  • Matt Mountain, Ph.D., Director, Space Telescope Science Institute
  • Sara Seager, Ph.D., MacArthur Fellow, Professor of Planetary Science and Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Moderator: Blake Bullock, Director, Civil Air and Space, Business & Advanced Systems Development Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems.

Location: International Center, meeting room CD, Colorado Springs, CO

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