ExoPAG-2 Scheduled for June 24-25, 2010

Dear Members of the Exoplanet Research Community, We are pleased to announce that the second meeting of NASA's Exoplanet Exploration Program Analysis Group (ExoPAG-2) will be held Thursday and Friday, June 24-25, 2010 in Pasadena, CA. The tentative venue for the meeting is the Hilton Pasadena Hotel. Although the meeting agenda is still being formulated, it will likely include discussions in the areas the five science analysis groups (SAGs) established after the inaugural ExoPAG meeting. For reference, those 5 SAGs span the topical areas of:

1. Debris Disks and Exozodiacal Dust 2. Potential for Exoplanet Science Measurements from Solar System Probes 3. Planetary Architecture and Dynamical Stability 4. Planetary Measurements Needed for Exoplanet Characterization 5. State of External Occulter Concepts and Technology

More information about the scope of the current SAGs, as well as the ExoPAG in general, can be found on the ExoPAG website: http://exep.jpl.nasa.gov/ExoPAG/. Information about meeting logistics will also be posted on the ExoPAG web site as planning proceeds.

Of course, we welcome any suggestions from stakeholders in NASA's Exoplanet Exploration Program for additional topics of ExoPAG discussion and analysis. Please send any suggestions you might have to: NASA-ExoPAG@nasa.gov .

We hope to see you in Pasadena!

Jim Kasting - ExoPAG Chair Douglas Hudgins - NASA Exoplanet Exploration Program Scientist

[Source: NAI Newsletter]

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