Extrasolar Planets: August 2009

Dear Astrobiology Community member,

The Astrophysics Division of NASAs Science Mission Directorate is soliciting nominations for the Executive Committee of a newly established Exoplanet Exploration Program Analysis Group (ExoPAG).

The inaugural ExoPAG Chair will be Jim Kasting, a long-time member of the astrobiology community and the NAI. The ExoPAG will be responsible for soliciting and coordinating community input into the development and execution of NASA's Exoplanet Exploration Program. Additional information and a link to a website with detailed information are provided in the attachment.

I am writing to encourage interested members of the astrobiology community to nominate colleagues or themselves to serve on the ExoPAG Executive Committee. The deadline for receipt of nominations is Sept. 4, 2009. See the attachment and website for nomination requirements and procedures.

With best wishes,

Carl B. Pilcher, Director
NASA Astrobiology Institute
NASA Ames Research Center
Moffett Field, CA 94035