January 7, 2023 - January 8, 2023


Seattle Convention Center, 705 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101
Room 4C-2
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JANUARY 7, 2023

Session 1 (Chair: Ilaria Pascucci) Speaker Time (PDT) Duration
Welcome Ilaria Pascucci 9:00 AM 0:15
NASA Headquarters Exoplanet Exploration Program Hannah Jang-Condell 9:15 AM 0:30
Exoplanet Exploration Program (ExEP) Office Gary Blackwood 9:45 AM 0:15
ExEP Science Eric Mamajek 10:00 AM 0:20
NASA Exoplanet Science Institute (NExScI) and NASA Exoplanet Archive Update David Ciardi 10:20 AM 0:20
BREAK (30 min) 10:40 AM 0:30
ExEP Technology Update Brendan Crill 11:10 AM 0:20
Overview of the Keck Workshop Focused on Interferometry to Discover Exoplanets Bertrand Mennesson 11:30 AM 0:20
NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD) Bridge Program/state of profession Nicolle Zellner for Padi Boyd 11:50 AM 0:20
LUNCH BREAK (90 min) 12:10 PM 1:30
Session 2 Mini Symposium
(Chair: Erin May)
Speaker Time (PDT) Duration
The First Images of an Exoplanet with JWST Aarynn Carter 1:40 PM 0:15
Moderate Resolution Spectroscopy of Directly Imaged Exoplanets Kielan Hoch 1:55 PM 0:15
Atmospheric and Evolutionary Models of Substellar Objects with Disequilibrium Chemistry for the JWST Era Sagnick Mukherjee 2:10 PM 0:15
Chromatic and Chromatic_Fitting: New Open-Source Tools for Precise Atmospheric Spectroscopy with JWST and Beyond Catriona Murray 2:25 PM 0:15
Exocomets and Minor Bodies: Studies Across the Spectrum Isabel Rebollido 2:40 PM 0:15
Revealing the Demographics and Atmospheric Evolution of Exoplanets in Binary Stars Kendall Sullivan 2:55 PM 0:15
BREAK (30 min) 3:10 PM 0:30
Session 3 SIG/SAG Update
(Chair: Knicole Colon)
Speaker Time (PDT) Duration
Introducing the 2023 ExoExplorers Cohort Tiffany Kataria 3:40 PM 0:15
Science Interest Group (SIG) #3: Exoplanet / Solar System Synergies (Backyard workshop) Stephen Kane 3:55 PM 0:20
Study Analysis Group (SAG) 23: The Impact of Exo-Zodiacal Dust on Exoplanet Direct Imaging Surveys John Debes 4:15 PM 0:20
Science Interest Group (SIG) #2: Exoplanet Demographics Jessie Christiansen 4:35 PM 0:20
Reflections on Transiting Exoplanet Validation Steve Bryson 4:55 PM 0:10

JANUARY 8, 2023

Session 4 (Chair: Michael Bottom) Speaker Time (PDT) Duration
Science Update: NASA Opacities Database Natasha Batalha 9:00 AM 0:15
Precursor Science Workshop and Proposal Call Eric Smith 9:15 AM 0:15
Inclusion Practices in Proposals/State of the Profession Dara Norman 9:30 AM 0:20
The Habitable Worlds Observatory's Habitable Zone Rocky Planet Goal Bruce Macintosh & Jonathan Fortney 9:50 AM 0:20
Open Source Science Initiative and SMD's Scientific Information Policy Steven Crawford 10:10 AM 0:20
BREAK (30 min) 10:30 AM 0:30
Session 5 (Chair: Ilaria Pascucci) Speaker Time (PDT) Duration
Business Meeting: Discuss New SIGs/SAGs, Discuss Potential New Findings, Solicit new suggestions for ExEP or ExoPAG action, Announcements, etc. 11:00 AM 1:30

JANUARY 8, 2023

Joint Program Analysis Group (PAG) Session 3:00-5:00 PM PDT Room 4C-3
Joint PAG Meeting Info

About the Meeting

NASA's Exoplanet Exploration Program Analysis Group (ExoPAG) will hold its twenty seventh meeting January 7th through the 8th, 2023 immediately preceeding the 241st AAS meeting in Seattle, WA. This will be a hybrid meeting. The agenda will include programmatic updates of relevance for the ExoPAG community, science updates and descriptions of exciting new capabilities, updates from SIGs and SAGs, as well as our regular business meeting.

ExoPAG meetings offer an opportunity to participate in discussions of scientific and technical issues in exoplanet exploration, and a forum for community input on the prioritization of activities in NASA's Exoplanet Exploration Program (ExEP). All interested members of the space science community are invited to attend and participate. Suggestions for topics and/or speakers at the meeting along these lines are welcome.

Business Meeting Discussion Summary

Download the Summary Notes of the business meeting discussion held during ExoPAG 27

Code of Conduct

Please review the ExoPAG 27 Code of Conduct for all meeting participants

ExoPAG in-person attendees are expected to follow the AAS COVID-19 Policy

Conference Registration

We ask that intended participants provide their general information by accessing the blue "register" button above to assist us with logistics planning (there is no fee associated with this).
Additionally, ExoPAG attendees will need to register for the AAS conference as the ExoPAG is considered a splinter meeting of the wniter AAS. For those that will not attend any AAS sessions outside of the ExoPAG, please select the "HAD Member 2 Day Special" registration.

Venue Information

Seattle Convention Center
705 Pike St., Seattle, WA
Room 4C-2

Hotel and Transportation

  • AAS has provided discounted rates at 2 hotels which can be booked through their site.
  • The Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) is approximately 13 miles from the Seattle Convention Center. Rideshare cost is ~$46.
  • Information on Ground Transportation is also available.

Remote Access

Real Time Questions and Answers

  • Questions for speakers and the Executive Committee should be submitted via the NASA online tool. Click the "+ ask" button on the right side of the green box to submit a question.
  • The Q&A session will be moderated and all appropriate questions will be made public (i.e. no profanity, abuse etc)
  • All public questions will be published anonymously
  • Questions can be "upvoted" by other attendees by clicking the arrow to the left of the question
  • All answers can be viewed under each question
  • Previous FAQs

Early Career Scientists Talk Guidelines

The application for early career talks is closed.

Thank you for your submissions. Selections will be made and applicants will be notified mid-November, 2022.

Community Feedback

Community members can propose suggestions for the ExoPAG that will be dispositioned by the EC and can subsequently be discussed by the full ExoPAG.
Members can also propose ideas for future ExoPAG findings via this google form. (See description of past findings.)