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NASA Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena Meeting

May 31, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm


NASA is holding a public meeting at 10:30 a.m. EDT Wednesday, May 31, of its independent study team  on categorizing and evaluating data of unidentified anomalous phenomena (UAP). The agency also will host a media teleconference at the conclusion of the meeting.

The full meeting will air on NASA Television, the NASA app, and the agency’s website through 2:30 p.m. Watch online at: https://www.nasa.gov/live

NASA defines UAP as observations of events in the sky that cannot be identified as aircraft or known natural phenomena from a scientific perspective. The focus of this public meeting is to hold final deliberations before the agency’s independent study team publishes a report this summer.

Outlining how to evaluate and study UAP by using data, technology, and the tools of science is a NASA priority. It is not a review or assessment of previous unidentifiable observations. The report will inform NASA on what possible data could be collected in the future to shed light on the nature and origin of UAP.

Public Comment
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the meeting includes an opportunity for public comment. NASA will accept questions beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 12, at: https://nasa.cnf.io/sessions/hh4r/

NASA Media Teleconference

At 3 p.m., NASA will hold a virtual post-meeting media teleconference, which the agency will stream audio live on its website. Participants include:

  • Dan Evans, assistant deputy associate administrator for research, NASA’s Science Mission Directorate
  • David Spergel, president, Simons Foundation and Chair of NASA’s UAP independent study team
  • Other members of the UAP independent study team

To participate by telephone, media must RSVP no later than two hours before the start of the event to Katherine Rohloff at: katherine.a.rohloff@nasa.gov.

NASA’s media accreditation policy is available online.

The UAP independent study team is a counsel of 16 community experts across diverse areas on matters relevant to potential methods of study for unidentified anomalous phenomena. NASA commissioned the nine-month study to examine UAP from a scientific perspective and create a roadmap for how to use data and the tools of science to move our understanding of UAP forward. Right now, the limited high-quality observations of UAP make it impossible to draw scientific conclusions from the data about the nature of such events.

A clean feed of the meeting will be available on the agency’s YouTube channel.

For more information on NASA’s UAP independent study team, visit: https://science.nasa.gov/uap/faqs

[Federal Register Volume 88, Number 93 (Monday, May 15, 2023)] [Notices] [Page 31038] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2023-10219]


[Notice: 23-050]

Earth Science Advisory Committee; Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Independent Study Team; 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 Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Independent Study Team (UAPIST) Subcommittee of the Earth Science Advisory Committee. 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: Wednesday, May 31, 2023, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. eastern time.

ADDRESSES: Public attendance will be virtual only, broadcast at https://www.nasa.gov/live/.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Daniel Evans, Designated Federal Officer, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546, via email at daniel.a.evans@nasa.gov, (202) 358-3882.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This meeting will be broadcast live at https://www.nasa.gov/live/, and public participation is available by submitting and upvoting questions at https://nasa.cnf.io/sessions/hh4r/ starting approximately two weeks before the date of the meeting. Further information on the UAPIST may be found at https://science.nasa.gov/uap.

The agenda for the meeting includes the following topics:

–NASA Senior Leadership perspective
–Department of Defense and Intelligence community perspective
–Pathways for scientific analysis of Unidentified Aerial Phenomena
–Preliminary findings of the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Independent Study Team

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

Patricia Rausch, Advisory Committee Management Officer, National Aeronautics and Space Administration. [FR Doc. 2023-10219 Filed 5-12-23; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7510-13-P


May 31, 2023
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
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