NASA's Exoplanet Exploration Program Analysis Group (ExoPAG) will hold its eighth meeting on Saturday-Sunday, October 5-6, 2013, just prior to, and at the same venue as, the AAS-DPS Meeting in Denver, CO. ExoPAG meetings are open to the entire scientific community, and offer an opportunity to participate in discussions of scientific and technical issues in exoplanet exploration, and to provide input into NASA's Exoplanet Exploration Program (ExEP). All interested members of the astronomical and planetary science communities are invited to attend and participate.
ExoPAG-8 will continue to focus on expanding the inclusiveness of NASA's Exoplanet Exploration Program (ExEP) to the wider exoplanet community. Preliminary agenda topics include the progress toward a coronagraph/occulter in space, and progress toward establishing a robust estimate of the frequency of potentially habitable planets. In addition, there will be reports from the active Study Analysis Groups (SAGs), including SAG-9, which is considering the science requirements for an exoplanet probe to medium-scale direct-imaging mission.