Welcome to the Exoplanet Travel Bureau


NASA's Exoplanet Program Analysis Group (ExoPAG) and NASA's Exoplanet Exploration Program (ExEP) Office invites early career scientists, postdocs and graduate students to consider presenting at the virtual ExoPAG meeting, to be held on Thursday and Friday, June 18-19, 2020 between approximately 12pm-4pm EDT/9am-1pm PDT. We are particularly interested in attendance and presentations by postdocs and graduate students from diverse backgrounds.

ExoPAG 22 (June 18-19, 2020) will be a virtual meeting, hence no applications for travel support are being solicited.

The presentations from early career scientists, postdocs and graduate students can focus on “new tools for the 2020s." We welcome presentations that broadly cover this topic, including tools that support missions in development or under study, from the ground or space, including instrumentation, observations, laboratory astrophysics, or theory. Proposed contributions can also address one of the topics outlined in the ExEP Science Gap List 2020.

Applications for student talks are now closed. Thank you for your submissions. Selections will be made and applicants will be notified by June 9, 2020.

ExoPAG talks should be tailored to address NASA’s exoplanet program, including Kepler/K2, TESS, JWST, Roman Space Telescope, as well as other missions; NASA’s exoplanet ground support efforts such as Keck, LBTI, IRTF, and NN-EXPLORE; mission concept studies such as OST, LUVOIR, HabEx and Lynx; and general data archiving, follow-up organization, and tool development related to exoplanet research and missions at the NASA Exoplanet Science Institute.

As the ultimate users of future NASA facilities, postdocs and graduate students are encouraged to attend the ExoPAG meetings to:

  • Share their work with a broad audience of scientists, technologists, and program managers;
  • Learn about NASA's strategic goals and plans, and learn how to impact them through ExoPAG activities.

Finding and characterizing earth-like planets around nearby stars is one of NASA’s primary scientific goals. ExoPAG helps NASA assess the current and upcoming state of exoplanet science toward the goal of enabling future exoplanet missions relevant to NASA's strategic goals.

For questions regarding postdoc and grad student proposed talks, please contact student-travel@jpl.nasa.gov.