The study of exoplanet demographics holds the answers to some of the next big questions in the exoplanet field. The long-term goal of this science interest group is to carefully synthesize exoplanet system demographics across a variety of detection surveys and techniques, in order to extend the focused results of ExoPAG SAG 13 to a broader range of exoplanets, host stars and environments. These results will then be used to inform theoretical models of exoplanet formation and evolution, and in predictions of yields from future exoplanet missions.

The SIG is open to all members of the community who are interested in exoplanet demographics. In order to join, please contact the co-chairs, Jessie Christiansen (jessie.christiansen@caltech.edu) and Michael Meyer (mrmeyer@umich.edu)

ExoPAG SIG #1: Toward a Near-Term Exoplanet Community Plan

The goal of this Science Interest Group is to begin the process of developing a holistic, broad, unified, and coherent plan for exoplanet exploration, focusing on areas where NASA can contribute. To accomplish this goal, the SIG will work with the ExoPAG to collect community input on the objectives and priorities for the study of exoplanets. Using this input, it will attempt to develop a near-term (5-10 year) plan for exoplanets, based on the broadest possible community consensus. The results of this effort will serve as input to more formal strategic planning activities that we expect will be initiated near the end of the decade in advance of the next decadal survey.