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Astrophsyics

PCOS Program News and Announcements Archive

2020

29 July 2020
SMD calls for Expressions of Interest (EOI) from currently funded researchers for augmentations and funded extensions to existing awards to help make up for increased costs directly attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic. »  Details.
29 July 2020
Community Announcement: Intention to Amend ROSES-20 via a Future Appendix for Payloads and Research Investigations on the Surface of the Moon (PRISM). »  Details.
27 July 2020
Snowmass 21 planning underway, with several topical groups on PCOS-related science. »  Details.
23 July 2020
New deadline set for JWST Cycle 1 General Observer proposals. Proposals will be due by 08:00 pm Eastern Time (ET) on Tuesday November 24, 2020. »  Details.
14 July 2020
The NASA LISA Study Team has released a report by their Science Support Task Force analyzing the impact that various levels of access, latency, and user support have on the ability of the US community to maximize the discovery potential of the ESA-led LISA mission. The report was submitted to NASA on 28 Feb 2020. [PDF] »  Details.
8 July 2020
NASA's Science Mission Directorate will hold a virtual community town hall with Associate Administrator for Science Thomas Zurbuchen and other members of the Science leadership team at 3 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 9. »  Details.
2 July 2020
NASA releases final text for Astrophysics Pioneers opportunity. Notices of Intent due 13 August 2020; proposals due 1 October 2020. »  Details.
1 July 2020
NASA releases draft text of Citizen Science Seed Funding Program. Deadline 30 July 2020. »  Details.
30 June 2020
NASA defers XRISM Guest Scientist Program to 2021. »  Details.
30 June 2020
SOFIA Cycle 9 Calls for Proposals Released. Deadline 4 September 2020. »  Details.
26 June 2020
Based on extensive feedback from the community, including the recent COPAG survey and APAC discussion, the Astrophysics Data Analysis Program will be solicited in ROSES-2021. »  Details.
23 June 2020
Seventh Announcement of Opportunity to join the Athena Community Working Groups/Topical Panels. Deadline 31 July 2020. »  Details.
16 June 2020
Senior Review of NASA Astrophysics Archives Report is now available here [PDF].
15 June 2020
Astrophysics Program Scientist civil servant positions at NASA Headquarters: open in USAJOBS June 29–July 6.»  Details.
15 June 2020
Astrophysics Data Analysis Program (ADAP) Proposal Deadline extended to Thurs 16 July 2020.
15 June 2020
NASA's Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group Executive Committee (COPAG EC) is soliciting input on the impacts of COVID-19 on Cosmic Origins research via ADAP. The survey deadline has been extended until Friday, June 19, 2020 »  Details.
4 June 2020
Astrophysics Advisory Committee Virtual Meeting to be held June 23–24, 2020 »  Details.
3 June 2020
2020 Spring Meeting of the Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board/Space Studies Board, June 8–11, 2020 Details.
3 June 2020
ROSES-20 Amendment 28: Final Text and Due Dates for Astrophysics Explorers U.S. Participating Investigators. Details.
29 May 2020
Proposals for NASA's Strategic Astrophysics Technology will not be solicited in 2020, instead waiting for Decadal recommendations. »  Details.
28 May 2020
NASA SMD releases new five-year Science Plan, "Science 2020-2024: A Vision for Scientific Excellence." »  Details.
26 May 2020
NASA's Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group Executive Committee (COPAG EC) is soliciting input on the impacts of COVID-19 on Cosmic Origins research via ADAP. The survey closes on Monday, June 5, 2020 »  Details.
20 May 2020
NASA names WFIRST in honor of Nancy Grace Roman, a tireless advocate for new tools that would allow scientists to study the broader universe from space. »  Details.
18 May 2020
NASA releases DRAFT text for a new "Astrophysics Pioneers" opportunity. Comments due June 15, 2020. »  Details.
18 May 2020
Join NASA Science Live at 11 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, 20 May 2020, for an exciting announcement on WFIRST! Details and participation links here and here.
7 May 2020
Provide your input on balloon platform capabilities that could enable your science in the next 10 years by completing this survey for NASA's Scientific Balloon Program.
29 Apr 2020
NASA SMD calls for nominations, including self-nominations, to serve on the WFIRST Science Interest Group (WSIG). »  Details
27 Apr 2020
NASA SMD anticipates one or more short-window openings this summer for civil servant Program Scientists at NASA HQ. »  Details
16 Apr 2020
HaloSat Year 1 Data now eligible for funding under ADAP. »  Details
13 Apr 2020
Attend the virtual APS April 2020 meeting! The meeting is open to all and includes three PCOS sessions. Register (no fee) to attend sessions.
7 Apr 2020
NASA announces new ROSES element for LISA Preparatory Science, with mandatory NOI due 15 Sep 2020 and proposal due 15 Dec 2020, and new element for workshops & conferences in ROSES-20, with rolling submission through 29 Mar 2021.
6 Apr 2020
NASA announces new due dates for ADAP (Jun 30) and TCAN (Jun 23) 2020 proposals, cancels ADAP 2021 solicitation. Reminders on dual-anonymous ADAP guidelines.
26 Mar 2020
NASA's Astrophysics Advisory Committee (APAC) issued a findings and recommendations letter [PDF] to Astrophysics Division Director Paul Hertz.
16 March 2020
NASA has selected two proposed astrophysics Small Explorer (SMEX) missions and two proposed Missions of Opportunity (MO) for further study. »  Details
27 February 2020
The PhysPAG's Multimessenger Astrophysics Science Analysis Group (MMA SAG)'s Final Report is now available for your perusal! »  Details
30 January 2020
A virtual Town Hall on Dual-Anonymous Peer Review will be held on 27 Feb 2020 at 1pm Eastern for Astrophysics General Observer and General Investigator programs hosted by NASA's Astrophysics Division. »  Details
30 January 2020
Mark your calendars for exciting PCOS-sponsored sessions at this April's American Physical Society Meeting in Washington, DC! »  Details
23 January 2020
Nominate yourself or others for NASA's Astrophysics Advisory Committee (APAC) by 31 Mar 2020 »  Details
17 January 2020
The NASA LISA Study Team (NLST) is seeking input on how researchers at US institutions would like to use LISA's gravitational wave data. Fill out the survey by Jan 31!
7 January 2020
The PhysPAG's Multimessenger Astrophysics Science Analysis Group (MMA SAG)'s Draft Report is now available for your perusal! Please leave constructive feedback via this form by Feb 15! »  Details

2019

19 December 2019
We would like to welcome our four new PhysPAG EC members, starting in Dec 2019. We extend our thanks to the three departing EC members.
22 November 2019
Assessments of cost and technical credibility of the Large Mission Concept Studies and for the Probe studies are public this month. »  Details
22 November 2019
NASA Headquarters seeks PhD scientists to serve as Program Scientists »  Details
7 November 2019
NASA HQ has announced that all GO & GI programs will be converting to dual-anonymous peer review over the next year. »  Details
30 October 2019
The deadline to submit abstracts to give a lightning talk at the Jan AAS PCOS & PhysPAG session on a revolutionary multimessenger / multimission astrophysics discovery that involves at least one NASA mission is extended to Wed 27 Nov 2019.
7 October 2019
The deadline for Call for Nominations to Augment the NASA LISA Study Team has been extended to 11 Oct 2019. »  Details
30 September 2019
The application deadline for "The PI Launchpad: From Science Idea to NASA Mission" is extended to 15 Oct 2019. NASA Headquarters Science Mission Directorate (the level up from NASA Astrophysics Division) is co-organizing the Nov 18–20 workshop in Tuscon, AZ, in the interests of broadening the pool of potential NASA PIs. »  Details
19 September 2019
The PhysPAG EC nomination deadline, including self-nominations, is extended to Monday 30 Sept 2019. We welcome self nominations and particularly encourage people of diverse backgrounds and viewpoints. Useful skills include good communication, a desire and ability to facilitate community organization and collaborative conclusions, and a broad perspective. See the announcement letter with instructions for nominating
19 September 2019
Apply now to be a member of the augmented NASA LISA Study Team (NLST)! We welcome self nominations and particularly encourage diverse backgrounds. See the announcement letter with instructions for nominating. Deadline: 4 Oct 2019.
19 September 2019
NASA Headquarters Science Mission Directorate (the level up from NASA Astrophysics Division) is co-organizing a workshop called "The PI Launchpad: From Science Idea to NASA Mission" in the interests of broadening the pool of potential NASA PIs. Applications are due Oct 4 for the Nov 18–20 workshop in Tuscon, AZ.
13 September 2019
Submit your abstract today to give a 5min lightning talk at the Jan AAS PCOS & PhysPAG session on your favorite revolutionary multimessenger / multimission astrophysics discovery from the last decade or potential for future discovery that involves at least one NASA mission! Abstracts due by 31 Oct 2019.
28 August 2019
Apply now to be a member of the NASA Physics of the Cosmos Program Analysis Group (PhysPAG) Executive Committee(EC)! NASA expects to make at least four new appointments. We welcome self nominations and particularly encourage people of diverse backgrounds and viewpoints. Useful skills include good communication, a desire and ability to facilitate community organization and collaborative conclusions, and a broad perspective. See the announcement letter with instructions for nominating.
31 May 2019
Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen, NASA SMD Associate Administrator, invites the science community to a live-streamed national colloquium on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 (4:00–6:00 pm EDT) on "Writing Successful Mission Proposals: Observations from NASA." To attend in person at the University of Colorado campus, please RSVP here. The live stream will be available here. For further details, please see the colloquium invitation. »  Details
17 May 2019
Following up on a Nov 2018 mission PI diversity workshop, the NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD) is planning a number of exciting opportunities open to community participation, including a new website for potential PIs, pre-review mission panels to ensure diversity and reduce conflicts of interest, research proposal writing workshops at conferences and for PIs developing their first proposal, career development positions, and a presentation by SMD Associate Administrator Thomas H. Zurbuchen on proposal statistical analysis. Please see the Associate Administrator's full update here.
16 May 2019
June 1 2019 is the deadline for filling and submitting the technology gap submission form. We encourage members of the community to identify such gaps between today's state-of-the-art and what will be needed for missions identified by the 2010 Decadal Survey, the 2018 Astrophysics Implementation Plan, and/or the 30-year Astrophysics Road Map. Please see the Astrophysics Division Technologists letter for more details, including how to submit a gap.
25 March 2019
NASA HQ Astrophysics Division has created a task force to assess NASA's role in strategic optimization of Gravitational Wave Electromagnetic Counterpart (GW-EM) astrophysics. See the Terms of Reference for more details.
1 February 2019
Dr Terri Brandt confirmed as PCOS Chief Scientist.

2018

20 December 2018
LISA Preparatory Science 2018 (LPS) proposals have been selected! »  Full details
17 December 2018
NASA HQ has publicly posted an updated Astrophysics Implementation Plan (AIP), detailing progress made by NASA's Astrophysics Division in implementing the 2010 Decadal recommendations since the previous update in 2016. Please see »  full details
29 November 2018
The National Academies has released updated information about the 2020 Decadal Survey call for Community Science White Papers. They are now due 7 January–19 February 2019. See here for further instructions. Further, it is our pleasure to announce that the President of the National Academy of Sciences Marcia McNutt has appointed Dr. Fiona Harrison and Dr. Robert Kennicutt, Jr. to serve as co-chairs of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Survey committee.
19 November 2018
We would like to welcome our two new PhysPAG EC members, starting in Dec 2018. We extend our thanks to the three departing EC members.
14 September 2018
NASA's Astrophysics Division issues open call for nominations, including self-nominations, to serve on the Executive Committee of NASA's Physics of the Cosmos Program Analysis Group, or PhysPAG. Deadline for receipt of nominations is October 19, 2018. »  Full details [PDF].
24 July 2018
The National Academies has released information about the 2020 Decadal Survey call for Community Science White Papers. They will be due 7–18 January 2019. See here for further instructions.
1 June 2018
MMA SAG analyzing the benefits of multimessenger observations made possible by NASA observatories in the 2020 decade and beyond launched! Join the kickoff telecon Friday, 8 June, and sign up today! »  Full details
18 May 2018
Gamma-ray SIG Workshop for Decadal Survey Science White Papers, 23–24 May 2018, George Washington University »  Workshop Sign-up
19 Mar 2018
PhysPAG EC requests your input on High Risk High Reward research! Submit your response by 2 Apr 2018 for consideration for input to APAC. »  More details
14 Mar 2018
Notice: APRA, SAT, and LISA Preparatory Science NoI due date changed to 19 March 2018 due to winter storms.
14 Mar 2018
Notice: LISA Preparatory Science NoI due date changed to 19 March 2018 due to winter storms.
26 Feb 2018
LISA Preparatory Science is a new program element in ROSES 2018 to provide support for U.S. investigators involved in analysis and interpretation of simulated LISA data. Mandatory NOIs are due 19 Mar 2018 and full proposals are due 14 Jun 2018.
26 Feb 2018
LISA Preparatory Science is a new program element in ROSES 2018 to provide support for U.S. investigators involved in analysis and interpretation of simulated LISA data. Mandatory NOIs are due 15 Mar 2018 and full proposals are due 14 Jun 2018.
8 Feb 2018
Welcome to our new PhysPAG EC members! Many thanks to our departing members!

2017

8 Dec 2017
NASA welcomes applications for Program Scientists Jan 2-31 via USAJOBS. »  Details [PDF]
1 Dec 2017
The 2017 PCOS Newsletter [PDF], focusing on PCOS's high energy particle and γ-ray astrophysics science themes, is now available! In addition to news from current and future missions and studies, it contains more than 20 articles on the current and future landscape of topics spanning from cosmic rays, neutrinos, and dark matter to γ-rays, gravitational waves, and multimessenger astronomy.
6 Nov 2017
NASA Headquarters welcomes applications for Visiting Program Scientists, due 1 Dec 2017. »  Details
25 Oct 2017
NASA welcomes self-nominations to the Astrophysics Advisory Committee (APAC), due on 1 Dec 2017. »  [PDF]
17 Oct 2017
NASA has selected NASA LISA Study Team members to help prepare the LISA Decadal survey science case; identified Study Office members, including a core team who will work closely with the study team members; and nominated representatives to ESA's LISA Science Study Team.
10 Oct 2017
PCOS 2017 Program Annual Technology Report (PATR) released. »  [PDF]
02 Oct 2017
Note: Deadline for Nominations to the Executive Committee of the PhysPAG extended until 16 Oct 2017 »  [PDF]
26 Sep 2017
XARM Participating Scientists proposals due 24 Oct 2017 »  Details
27 Jul 2017
Call for Nominations to the Executive Committee of the Physics of the Cosmos Program Analysis Group (PhysPAG) (deadline 1 Oct 2017) »  [PDF]
21 Jul 2017
Apply for the U.S. LISA Study Team (due 1 September)»  Details
  • Call for Nominations [PDF]
  • Terms of Reference [PDF]
  • 20 Jul 2017
    U.S. LISA Study Team Terms of Reference (ToR) released »  [PDF]
    19 Jul 2017
    Call for Nominations for the U.S. LISA Study Team and for U.S. representation to ESA's LISA Science Study Team (due 1 Sep 2017)»  [PDF]
    1 Jun 2017 (New LISA site page)
    L3 Study Team Face to Face Meeting: July 12, 2017, Pasadena, CA »  Details
    1 Jun 2017 (Old PCOS page)
    L3 Study Team Face to Face Meeting: July 12, 2017, Pasadena, CA »  Details
    15 May 2017
    PCOS Program Office Call for Technology Gap submissions, due 1 June 2017 »  Details
    20 Mar 2017
    Astrophysics Probe mission studies selected (3/20/2017) »  [PDF]
    6 Mar 2017
    Terms of Reference (ToR) for the PhysPAG have been updated. »  [PDF]
    23 Feb 2017
    Self-nominations for the Astrophysics Advisory Committee (APAC, replaces the Astrophysics Subcommitte or APS) are requested; due date is 8 March 2017.
    »  Details

    2016

    25 Oct 2016
    ESA solicits proposals for mission concepts for the large-size 'L3' mission opportunity »  Details
    22 Aug 2016
    Call for Nominations to the Executive Committee of the Physics of the Cosmos Program Analysis Group (PhysPAG) »  [PDF]
    28 July 2016
    L3ST Interim Report now available »  [PDF]
    14 July 2016
    PCOS Newsletter for July 2016 now available »  [PDF]
    14 June 2016
    LISA Pathfinder First Results Announcements »  Details
    2 Mar 2016
    PCOS Call for White Papers on Probe Missions receives 14 submissions »  Details
    29 Jan 2016
    Announcing L3 (gravitational wave mission) study team membership »  Details
    27 Jan 2016
    Due date March 1 2016: PCOS White Papers on Probe Missions »  Details

    2015

    7 Dec 2015
    NASA issues a call for nominations for the L3 Study Team »  [PDF]
    3 Dec 2015
    Liftoff! The Lisa Pathfinder was successfully launched by ESA on December 3. »  Details
    20 Nov 2015
    The next Google Hangout in our Future in Space series is today at 3:00 pm ET »  Details
    20 Nov 2015
    Application for Athena Working Group membership is now reopened. »  Details
    5 Nov 2015
    New! PhysPAG Executive Committee Selections November 2015 »  [PDF]
    8 Oct 2015
    Final PhysPAG Response to Paul Hertz, October 8, 2015 now available »  [PDF]
    1 Oct 2015
    2015 PCOS Program Annual Technology Report (PATR) now available »  [PDF]
    1 Oct 2015
    New Call for Participation in the Athena Working Groups »  Details
    31 Jul 2015
    PCOS Newsletter for August 2015 now available »  [PDF]
    13 Jul 2015
    Call for Nominations to the Executive Committee of the Physics of the Cosmos Program Analysis Group (PhysPAG) »  Details
    3 Jan 2015
    PhysPAG Activities at the 225th AAS Meeting, 4-7 Jan 2015 »  Agenda

    2014

    13 Nov 2014
    NASA issues second Dear Colleague Letter for community participation in the Athena Science Study Team Working Groups DEADLINE DECEMBER 1ST »  [PDF]
    1 Oct 2014
    2014 Program Annual Technology Report (PATR) now available »  [PDF]
    9 Sep 2014
    Astrophysics Division of NASA's Science Mission Directorate issues open call for nominations to serve on Executive Committee of NASA's Physics of the Cosmos Program Analysis Group »  [PDF]
    7 Aug 2014
    IPSIG White Paper now available »  [PDF]
    1 Aug 2014
    PCOS Newletter for August 2014 now available »  Details
    1 Jul 2014
    NASA: Call for U.S. Scientists to serve on the ATHENA Science Study Team »  Details
    30 Jun 2014
    PCOS/PhysPAG Town Hall Meeting, Aug 19, 2014, agenda posted »  Details
    30 May 2014
    Submit technology gap now (deadline June 16, 2014) via the blank input form Word doc or Web-based form! »  Details
    18 May 2014
    GWSIG Meeting, at LISA Symposium, Gainesville, FL, 20 May 2014 »  Details
    28 Mar 2014
    Coming soon! Mini-symposium: High Energy Astrophysics and Cosmology from Space » Details
    31 Jan 2014
    PCOS Newsletter for February 2014 now available »  [PDF]

    2013

    6 Dec 2013
    PhysPAG Executive Committee Selections, Memo from NASA Headquarters December 2013 »  [PDF]
    1 Nov 2013
    PCOS Program Annual Technology Report [PATR] for 2013 is released. »  [PDF]
    20 Sept 2013
    Announcing: XAP STDT Membership »  Details
    19 Sept 2013
    Announcement! Call for Nominations to the Executive Committee of the Physics of the Cosmos Program Analysis Group (PhysPAG) »  Details [PDF]
    06 Aug 2013
    Due August 22: Letters of Application for X-ray Probe STDT. »  Details
    01 Aug 2013
    PCOS Newsletter for August 2013 now available. »  [PDF]
    01 May 2013
    XRSAG Meeting, April 2013, Monterey, CA, Presentations posted. »  Details
    03 Apr 2013
    PCOS/PhysPAG Town Halls: April 9 at HEAD, April 16 at APS. »  Details
    03 Apr 2013
    Upcoming XRSAG Meeting: Friday, April 12th @ HEAD. »  Details
    01 Mar 2013
    New Astrophysics Roadmap to be developed by a task force of the NASA Advisory Council's Astrophysics Subcommittee during 2013. »  Details
    14 Jan 2013
    Presentations for PhysPAG January 2013 Meeting added to Agenda items. »  Details

    2012

    24 Oct 2012
    2012 PCOS Program Annual Technology Report (PATR) Released »  [PDF]
    24 Oct 2012
    Announcing the PhysPAG Meeting at the Long Beach AAS Meeting on Sunday, January 6 »  Details
    27 Sep 2012
    Simulations Uncover 'Flashy' Secrets of Merging Black Holes »  Details
    29 Aug 2012
    Gravitational waves spotted from white-dwarf pair »  Details
    28 Aug 2012
    Confirmed Emission of Gravitational Waves: Astronomers Test Einstein in a New Regime Using Pair of Burnt-Out Stars »  Details
    20 Aug 2012
    Notice of Intent for Dear Colleague Letter for NRO Telescope Study Group »  [PDF].
    15 Aug 2012
    WebEx Meeting numbers for IPSAG, XRSAG, and GWSAG are posted. » Details
    13 Aug 2012
    PhysPAG Meeting Logistics: Map of area, including food & coffee. » [PDF]
    13 Aug 2012
    WebEx/Telecon Information for PhysPAG Meeting » [PDF]
    12 Aug 2012
    PhysPAG Meeting 2012 Final Agenda posted. » [PDF]
    10 Aug 2012
    PCOS Program Office announces public release of final reports of Gravitational Wave and X-ray mission architecture studies. The reports are available for download: » Gravitational -Wave Mission [3.7 MB, PDF] and X-ray Mission [13 MB, PDF].
    30 July 2012
    PhysPAG Meeting Draft Agenda posted » [PDF]
    25 June 2012
    Fourth PhysPAG Meeting Breakout Agendas Posted » Details
    31 May 2012
    Euclid Science Team AO Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Now Posted » Details
    23 May 2012
    Euclid Science Team Membership (NOI Deadline: June 15, 2012, Deadline: August 31, 2012) » Details
    11 May 2012
    IPSAG One-Day Meeting, Aug. 15, 2012, Washington, D.C. » Details [PDF]
    2 May 2012
    Fourth PhysPAG Meeting announced: Aug 14-16, 2012 in Washington, D.C. » Details
    2 May 2012
    ESA L1 selection announced: JUICE is Europe's next large science mission. High scientific value of NGO and ATHENA recognized and technology activities are planned to continue. » Details
    23 April 2012
    X-ray Mission Data Laboratory (MDL) Studies presentations available » Details
    4 April 2012
    Presentations to MSFC Science and Technology Management and APS Astrophysics Business Meeting now available » Details
    13 March 2012
    Presentation by Robin Stebbins at the NASA Advisory Committee Astrophysics Subcommittee Meeting on February 23, 2012 » [PDF]
    13 March 2012
    Presentation by Andy Ptak at the NASA Advisory Committee Astrophysics Subcommittee Meeting on February 23, 2012 » [PDF]
    5 March 2012
    PCOS Newsletter for March 2012 now available. » [PDF]
    31 January 2012
    New! Forum for community input to the X-ray Mission Architecting Study! » Join the discussion.
    25 January 2012
    Presentation for Gravitational-Wave Studies Townhall Meeting posted. » [PPTX]
    25 January 2012
    Presentation for X-ray Studies Townhall Meeting posted. » [PPT]
    9 January 2012
    Presentations for PhysPAG Meeting at AAS in Austin, Texas, are posted. » Details
    5 January 2012
    Draft Agenda for PhysPAG Meeting at AAS in Austin, Texas, is posted. » Details

    2011

    21 December 2011
    X-ray Mission Workshop presentations posted. » Details
    21 December 2011
    Gravitational Wave Mission Workshop presentations posted. » Details
    12 December 2011
    Instructions posted for electronic attendance of X-ray Workshop » [PDF]
    12 December 2011
    REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, for PCOS Program Office Workshop on Gravitational Waves Mission Architectural Concepts » Details
    1 December 2011
    Second Issue of the Physics of the Cosmos Newsletter now available » Details
    1 December 2011
    PCOS Program Annual Technology Report (PATR) now available » Details [PDF]
    8 November 2011
    The PCOS Program Office is hosting a Workshop on Gravitational Waves Mission Architectural Concepts. » Details [PDF]
    2 November 2011
    The PCOS Program Office is hosting a Workshop on X-ray Mission Architectural Concepts. » Details [PDF]
    7 October 2011
    NASA issues call for Letters of Application for Membership in the Community Science Team for Gravitational-Wave Mission Concepts. » PDF
    3 October 2011
    NASA issues call for Letters of Application for Membership in the Community Science Team for X-ray Astronomy Mission Concepts. » PDF
    27 September 2011
    NASA NSPIRES New Solicitation Announced: Concepts for the NASA Gravitational-Wave Mission » Details
    13 September 2011
    NASA NSPIRES New Solicitation Announced: Concepts for the Next NASA X-ray Astronomy Mission » Details
    1 September 2011
    First Issue of the Physics of the Cosmos Newsletter now available » Details
    28 July 2011
    The PhysPAG/TechSAG has conducted an assessment of the PCOS technology needs, and invites community comments.
    1 May 2011
    Second Meeting of the PhysPAG Held » Details
    15 Apr 2011
    Second Meeting of the PhysPAG » Details
    14 Jan 2011
    NRC initiates project to evaluate NASA Technology Roadmaps » Details

    2010

    21 Oct 2010
    NASA releases NRA for Members of the Euclid Science Team » Details
    13 Aug 2010
    Astro2010 Decadal Survey Report Released » Details

    The European Space Agency LISA observatory


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    29 July 2020
    SMD calls for Expressions of Interest (EOI) from currently funded researchers for augmentations and funded extensions to existing awards to help make up for increased costs directly attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic. »  Details.
    29 July 2020
    Community Announcement: Intention to Amend ROSES-20 via a Future Appendix for Payloads and Research Investigations on the Surface of the Moon (PRISM). »  Details.
    27 July 2020
    Snowmass 21 planning underway, with several topical groups on PCOS-related science. »  Details.
    23 July 2020
    New deadline set for JWST Cycle 1 General Observer proposals. Proposals will be due by 08:00 pm Eastern Time (ET) on Tuesday November 24, 2020. »  Details.
    14 July 2020
    The NASA LISA Study Team has released a report by their Science Support Task Force analyzing the impact that various levels of access, latency, and user support have on the ability of the US community to maximize the discovery potential of the ESA-led LISA mission. The report was submitted to NASA on 28 Feb 2020. [PDF] »  Details.
    8 July 2020
    NASA's Science Mission Directorate will hold a virtual community town hall with Associate Administrator for Science Thomas Zurbuchen and other members of the Science leadership team at 3 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 9. »  Details.
    7 July 2020
    Second workshop to solicit and collect community input to help create a plan and timeline, or "roadmap," for SOFIA's instrument development to be held 27–29 July 2020. »  Details.
    2 July 2020
    NASA releases final text for Astrophysics Pioneers opportunity. Notices of Intent due 13 August 2020; proposals due 1 October 2020. »  Details.
    1 July 2020
    NASA releases draft text of Citizen Science Seed Funding Program. Deadline 30 July 2020. »  Details.
    30 June 2020
    NASA defers XRISM Guest Scientist Program to 2021. »  Details.
    30 June 2020
    SOFIA Cycle 9 Calls for Proposals Released. Deadline 4 September 2020. »  Details.
    26 June 2020
    Based on extensive feedback from the community, including the recent COPAG survey and APAC discussion, the Astrophysics Data Analysis Program will be solicited in ROSES-2021. »  Details.

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