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Astrophsyics

Cosmic Ray Science Interest Group

The goals of the Cosmic Ray Science Interest Group (CRSIG) are to provide quantitative metrics and assessments to NASA in regard to current and future needs of the cosmic-ray astrophysics community and to act as a focal point and forum for the cosmic ray community.

CRSIG will work towards producing a white paper covering:

  • the major open science questions
  • a brief survey of the current and planned, US and International, space and ground-based projects—their energy coverage (from about 108 eV to 102 eV), sky coverage, and particle type coverage (electrons, positrons, nucleons, anti-nucleons, nuclei, anti-nuclei, neutrinos, and new particles)
  • a survey of the state-of-the-art capabilities, the next generation technology needs, and potential science return from new technologies and capabilities
  • a vision for the future of cosmic ray science in space

The CRSIG is open to all members of the community.

If you are interested in contributing to the work of the CRSIG, please subscribe using the link below. For other inquiries, email co-chairs Marcos Santander at jmsantander@ua.edu and Andrew Romero-Wolf at andrew.romero-wolf@jpl.nasa.gov

CRSIG Mailing List

Subscribe to the CRSIG mailing list.

CRSIG Meetings

  • Upcoming Meetings


  • Past Meetings
    • Cosmic Ray SIG Mini Workshop January 28, 2017, at University of Maryland, College Park, MD
      • Cosmic Ray Research Today and Tomorrow [Agenda]
    • Cosmic Ray SIG Meeting at APS Meeting, April 16-19, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT
    • Cosmic Ray SIG Meeting at 227th AAS Meeting, Room: Naples, January 4-8, 2016, Kissimmee, FL [Agenda]

    • APS Meeting, Baltimore, MD, Monday, April 13, 2015
      • Cosmic Ray SIG meeting: 3:30–5:30 P.M. in Room: Ruth
        1. Cosmic Ray SIG update: Eun-Suk Seo [PDF]
        2. ISS-CREAM Status: Eun-Suk Seo [PDF]
        3. Balloon News: W. Vernon Jones [PDF]
        4. Antiparticles/antinuclei: John Mitchell
        5. Light Isotopes: Thomas Hams
        6. Ultra Heavy nuclei: Bob Binns [PDF]
        7. Electrons: Brian Rauch [PDF]
        8. EUSO Status: Angela Olinto [PDF]
        9. UHE neutrinos: Peter Gorham [PDF]
        10. ICRC plan: Tom Gaisser, Francis Halzen, David Kieda et al. [PDF]
    • Cosmic Ray SIG Meeting, at AAS on Sunday, January 5, 2014 [Agenda]

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Program News and Announcements

18 January 2021
Meeting of Astronomy and Astrophysics Advisory Committee (AAAC) on 26–27 January 2021 »  Details.
14 January 2021
NuSTAR General Observer Cycle 7 Proposal Deadline 29 January 2021 »  Details.
6 January 2021
Draft Astrophysics Explorers Program Solicitations Released for Community Comment for Solicitations for both Medium Explorer (MIDEX) and Missions of Opportunity (APEXMO) and Comments for both draft solicitations due by 25 February 2021 »  Details.
16 December 2020
The 237th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society, Virtually Anywhere, 11–15 January 2021, will include Physics of the Cosmos events. The PCOS AAS2021 Meeting page lists currently scheduled sessions, presentations, chats, and displays »  Details.
4 December 2020
Payloads and Research Investigations on the Surface of the Moon (PRISM) Step-2 Due Date. Step-2 proposals now due 3 February 2021. Step-1 proposal due date unchanged as 11 December 2020 »  Details.
4 December 2020
Release of Final text and Due Dates for ROSES Post-COVID Recovery program. Requests received by 4 January 2021 will be processed first. Final due date is 5 March 2021. »  Details.

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