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NASA Astrophysics Advisory Committee Meeting

Date: 5-6 March 2020

Location: NASA Headquarters, Room 5H41, 300 E Street SW, Washington, DC, US, 20546

[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 31 (Friday, February 14, 2020)] [Notices] [Pages 8615-8616] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [] [FR Doc No: 2020-02955]


[Notice: (20-014)]

NASA Astrophysics Advisory Committee; Meeting

AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Astrophysics Advisory Committee. This Committee reports to the Director, Astrophysics Division, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters. The meeting will be held for the purpose of soliciting, from the scientific community and other persons, scientific and technical information relevant to program planning.

DATES: Thursday, March 5, 2020, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; and Friday, March 6, 2020, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. All times listed are Eastern Time.

ADDRESSES: NASA Headquarters, Room 5H41, 300 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20546.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. KarShelia Henderson, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546, (202) 358-2355, fax (202) 358-2779, or

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a revised and resubmitted Federal Register notice to add additional coronavirus-related information. See below. All other previously published information regarding this meeting remains the same.

Ref: Federal Register/Vol. 85, No. 24/Wednesday, February 5, 2020/ Notices; page 6582.

The meeting will be open to the public up to the capacity of the room. The meeting will be available telephonically and by WebEx. You must use a touch-tone phone to participate in this meeting. Any interested person may dial the USA toll-free conference call number 1- 877-922-4779 or toll number 1-312-470-7379, passcode 5276208, to participate in this meeting by telephone on both days. The WebEx link is; the meeting number on March 5 is 903 962 989, password is ApAC356#; and the meeting number on March 6 is 908 705 648, password is ApAC356#.

The agenda for the meeting includes the following topics:

--Astrophysics Division Update

--Updates on Specific Astrophysics Missions

--Reports from the Program Analysis Groups

--Reports from Specific Research and Analysis Programs

The agenda will be posted on the Astrophysics Advisory Committee web page:

Attendees will be requested to sign a register and to comply with NASA Headquarters security requirements, including the presentation of a valid picture ID to Security before access to NASA Headquarters. Foreign nationals attending this meeting will be required to provide a copy of their passport and visa in addition to providing the following information no less than 10 days prior to the meeting: Full name; gender; date/place of birth; citizenship; passport information (number, country, telephone); visa information (number, type, expiration date); employer/affiliation information (name of institution, address, country, telephone); title/position of attendee. To expedite admittance, attendees with U.S. citizens and Permanent Residents (green card holders) may provide full name and citizenship status no less than 3 working days in advance by contacting Ms. KarShelia Henderson via email at or by fax at (202) 358-2779.

Note:  As a precaution, individuals returning from China will not allowed into NASA Headquarters until the 14 days of observation and self-care period has expired, and they are determined not to be infectious. Attendees to the Astrophysics Advisory Committee meeting who are returning from China should only participate virtually through the provided dial-in audio and WebEx, until the 14 days of observation and self-care period has expired.

It is imperative that the meeting be held on this date to accommodate the scheduling priorities of the key participants.

Patricia Rausch, Advisory Committee Management Officer, National Aeronautics and Space Administration. [FR Doc. 2020-02955 Filed 2-13-20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7510-13-P

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