Welcome to the Exoplanet Travel Bureau


NASA's Exoplanet Program Analysis Group (ExoPAG) and NASA's Exoplanet Exploration Program (ExEP) Office invite all postdocs and graduate students interested in the intersection of exoplanets and space-based astronomy to attend the ExoPAG meeting on Sunday, July 29th in Boston, MA.

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This year, the ExoPAG 18 conference plans to include a mini-symposium focusing on M dwarf stars as exoplanet hosts. Postdocs and graduate students are invited to present their research at this session, and travel support is available for up to three participants. Presentations may focus on observational and theoretical studies of:

  • Characteristics of M dwarfs that impact exoplanet observations;
  • Characteristics of M dwarfs that impact planetary atmospheres, evolution and habitability.

While attendees are encouraged to combine their visit with the Cool Stars 20 meeting, ExoPAG talks should be tailored to address NASA’s exoplanet space missions, including Kepler/K2, TESS, JWST, and WFIRST; NASA’s exoplanet ground support efforts such as Keck, IRTF, and NN-Explore; mission 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.