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Seventh HabEx STDT In-Person Meeting
Flatiron Institute Center for Computational Astrophysics, N.Y.
Oct. 17-18, 2018

“Science with HabEx” Community Meeting
Flatiron Institute Center for Computational Astrophysics, N.Y.
Oct. 15-16, 2018
Join us: https://www.simonsfoundation.org/event/the-habitable-exoplanet-observatory-habex-community-science-meeting/
More information: https://www.simonsfoundation.org/flatiron/center-for-computational-astrophysics/
This meeting will be the opportunity for community members to learn about the currently envisioned HabEx mission design and instruments suite and, more importantly, participate in the further definition of HabEx science investigations and overall capabilities. Besides direct exoplanet characterization in the near UV to near IR, it is expected that HabEx will dedicate at least 50% of its 5-year primary mission to general astrophysics and solar system observations via a vigorous GO program. Community members interested in contributing to the definition and optimization of this GO program are particularly welcome to participate.

Future in Space Google Hangout featuring HabEx
12 p.m. PT, Sep 21, 2017
Watch live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsENO6IW2IM

HabEx STDT Telecon CANCELLED
12:00p.m. PT, August 21, 2017

HabEx STDT Telecon #48
12:00p.m. PT, August 14, 2017
Agenda:
1) Logistics, format, and style guidelines for writing the interim report – Samantha Ozyildirim

HabEx STDT Telecon #47
12:00p.m. PT, August 7, 2017
Agenda:
1) Fleshing out the “deep dive” science case - All

Fifth HabEx/LUVOIR STDT In-Person Meeting
August 2-4, 2017
Agenda: Download PDF
Pasadena, CA

HabEx STDT Telecon #46
12:00p.m. PT, July 24, 2017
Agenda:
1) Update from the design team – Gary Kuan
2) Update on the exoplanet science yield estimation strategy – Chris Stark

HabEx STDT Telecon #45
12:00 p.m. PT, July 17, 2017 – note new day and time
Agenda:
1) Update from the design team – Gary Kuan
2) Proposed contents of the auxiliary information section of the interim report – Scott Gaudi

HabEx STDT Telecon #44
10:00 a.m. PT, June 23, 2017
Agenda:
1) Recap of Team X starshade study – Gary Kuan
2) Update on the SLS launch vehicle option – Keith Warfield
3) Summary of the technology gap list for the 4m architecture – Keith Warfield

HabEx STDT Telecon #43
10:00 a.m. PT, June 16, 2017
Agenda:
1) Updates from the design team – Keith Warfield
2) General Astrophysics interim report chapter outline – Paul Scowen

HabEx STDT Telecon #42
10:00 a.m. PT, June 9, 2017
Agenda:
1) Recap of the Pause and Learn Meeting – Keith Warfield
2) Updates from the design team – Keith Warfield
3) Review of interim report outline and writing assignments – Scott Gaudi
4) Review draft of the in-person meeting agenda – Scott Gaudi
HabEx STDT Telecon #41
10:00 a.m. PT, May 26, 2017
Agenda: TBD
1) Review and discuss the draft interim report outline - All

HabEx STDT Telecon #40
10:00 a.m. PT, May 12, 2017
Agenda:
1) Design team update – Keith Warfield
2) Analysis of KT matrix uncertainties – Leslie Rogers
3) Next F2F meeting – Scott Gaudi
HabEx STDT Telecon #39
10:00 a.m. PT, May 5, 2017 (Note new time)
Agenda:
1) Design team future plans – Keith Warfield
2) Potential solar system applications of HabEx – John Clarke
3) Future plans for the STDT – Scott Gaudi, Keith Warfield
4) Next F2F meeting, Scott Gaudi
Fourth HabEx STDT In-Person Meeting
April 19-21, 2017
Agenda: April 2017 (PDF)
Cambridge, MA

HabEx STDT Telecon #38
9:00 a.m. PT, April 14, 2017
Agenda:
1) KT Matrix Discussion – Sara Seager
2) Expectations for the F2F meeting – Sara Seager, Scott Gaudi
Connection: https://ac.arc.nasa.gov/HabEx
HabEx STDT Telecon #37
9:00 a.m. PT, April 7, 2017
1) Design Team update – Keith Warfield
2) KT Matrix Discussion – Leslie Rogers
3) Summer F2F meeting (perhaps joint with LUVOIR) – Scott Gaudi
HabEx STDT Telecon #36
9:00 a.m. PT, March 31, 2017
Agenda:
1) Design Team update – Keith Warfield
2) Presentation on orbit determination – Jim Clarke
3) Comments on the F2F Agenda – All
HabEx STDT Telecon #35
9:00 a.m. PT, March 24, 2017
Agenda:
1) Design Team update – Keith Warfield
2) K-T Matrix Powerpoint – Ty Robinson
HabEx STDT Telecon #34
9:00 a.m. PT, March 17, 2017
Agenda:
1) Design Team update – Keith Warfield
2) K-T Matrix Powerpoint General Astrophysics WG example – Daniel Stern
3) F2F Agenda – Scott Gaudi
HabEx STDT Telecon #33
9:00 a.m. PT, March 10, 2017
Agenda:
1) Update on Design Team activities – Keith Warfield
2) Summary of plans until the in-person meeting – Scott Gaudi and Sara Seager
HabEx STDT Telecon #32
9:00 a.m. PT, February 24, 2017
Agenda:
1) Update on Design Team activities – Keith Warfield
2) Reports from Working Groups – Working Group Leads
HabEx STDT Telecon #31
9:00 a.m. PT, February 17, 2017
Agenda:
1) Presentation and discussion of the requirement to make space telescopes serviceable – Keith Warfield
2) Update on orbit characterization – Kerri Cahoy
3) Updates from Working Groups - All
HabEx STDT Telecon #30
9:00 a.m. PT, February 10, 2017
Agenda:
1) Working Group updates - All
HabEx STDT Telecon #29
9:00 a.m. PT, February 3, 2017
Agenda:
1) Update on Design Team activities – Keith Warfield
2) Update from Working Groups 1-9 – Working group leads
HabEx STDT Telecon #28
9:00 a.m. PT, January 27, 2017
Agenda:
1) Review of K-T matrix – All
2) Review of simplified architectures - All
HabEx STDT Telecon #27
9:00 a.m. PT, January 20, 2017 (Note new time and day)
Agenda:
1) Summary of recent Design Team activities – Keith Warfield
2) Review of the new HabEx schedule – Keith Warfield
HabEx STDT Telecon #26
1:00 p.m. PT, January 9, 2017
Agenda:
1) Summary of the ExoPAG 15 and AAS Meetings – Scott Gaudi, Bertrand Mennesson
HabEx STDT Telecon #25
1:00 p.m. PT, December 19, 2016
Agenda:
1) Summary of the National Academies of Sciences Space Studies Board Workshop on Searching for Life Across Space and Time – Shawn Domagal-Goldman
2) Comments on the HabEx activities in 2016 and suggestions for improvement - All
HabEx STDT Telecon #24
1:00 p.m. PT, December 12, 2016
Agenda:
1) Summary of Starshade Technology Meeting – Bertrand Mennesson
2) Update on the ExoSIMs Simulation Tool – Rhonda Morgan
HabEx STDT Telecon #23
1:00 p.m. PT, December 5, 2016
Agenda:
1) Review plans for the Working Groups - All
HabEx STDT Telecon #22
1:00 p.m. PT, November 28, 2016
Agenda:
1) Working Groups Discussion - All
2) The need for determining orbits of directly detected planets and the requirements for measuring these orbits – Kerri Cahoy
Third HabEx/LUVOIR STDT In-Person Meeting
November 9-11, 2016
Agenda: Download PDF
New Haven, CT
HabEx STDT Telecon #21
1:00 p.m. PDT, November 7, 2016
Agenda:
1) KT Matrix Exoplanet “Wants” Discussion – All
HabEx STDT Telecon #20
1:00 p.m. PDT, October 24, 2016
Agenda:
1) KT Matrix Exoplanet Architectures Discussion - All
2) KT Matrix Exoplanet “Musts” Discussion – All
HabEx STDT Telecon #19
1:00 p.m. PDT, October 17, 2016
Agenda: TBD
1) KT Matrix Exoplanet Architectures Discussion - All
HabEx STDT Telecon #18
1:00 p.m. PDT, October 10, 2016
Agenda:
1) The Kepner-Tregoe (KT) Method – Keith Warfield
HabEx STDT Telecon #17
1:00 p.m. PDT, October 3, 2016
Agenda:
1) A Tour of the Local Solar Neighborhood – Maggie Turnbull
2) Agenda for the F2F Meeting in November – Sara Seager
3) Telecon on October 10 – Sara Seager
HabEx STDT Telecon #16
1:00 p.m. PDT, September 19, 2016
Agenda:
1) Practical updates on the next F2F meeting – Scott Gaudi
2) Presentation on the Potential of UV Exoplanet Science – Ty Robinson
HabEx STDT Telecon #15
1:00 p.m. PDT, September 12, 2016
Agenda:
1) Summary of Starshade Working Group meeting – Sara Seager/Keith Warfield
2) Summary of contents of Google doc folder – Scott Gaudi
3) Review action item list – Scott Gaudi
4) Update on design team progress and plans – Keith Warfield
HabEx STDT Telecon #14
1:00 p.m. PDT, August 22, 2016
Agenda: TBD
1) Summary of WFIRST and LUVOIR F2F Meetings – Scott Gaudi
2) Update on design team activities – Keith Warfield
Living Earths: The Astronomical Answer to “Are We Alone?”
HabEx Future in Space Google Hangout
12:00 p.m. PDT, August 19, 2016
Watch live
HabEx STDT Telecon #13
1:00 p.m. PDT, August 15, 2016
Agenda:
1) Finalize point design - All
2) Habex/LUVOIR discussion - All
3) Exoplanet yield discussion - All
Second HabEx STDT In-Person Meeting
August 3-4, 2016
Agenda: Download PDF
HabEx STDT Telecon #12
1:00 p.m. PDT, August 1, 2016
Agenda:
1) Review and finalize agenda for the F2F meeting – All
2) Discussion of architecture trades – All
HabEx STDT Telecon #11
July 18, 2016
Agenda:
1) Discussion of F2F meeting draft agenda - All
HabEx STDT Telecon #10
July 11, 2016
Agenda:
1) Mission architecture discussion – All
HabEx STDT Telecon #9
June 27, 2016
Agenda:
1) Review of proposed definitions - All
HabEx STDT Telecon #8
June 20, 2016
Agenda:
1) Task updates – All
2) Discussion on input parameters for Exoplanet yield estimations – Bertrand Mennesson
HabEx STDT Telecon #7
June 6, 2016
Agenda:
1) Task updates – All
2) Extended task list discussion – Keith Warfield
HabEx STDT Telecon #6
May 23, 2016
Agenda:
1) Discussion of tasks assigned at the F2F meeting – All
First HabEx STDT In-Person Meeting
May 16-17, 2016
Agenda: Download PDF
HabEx STDT Telecon #5
May 9, 2016
Agenda:
1) General UV/O Astrophysics - Paul Scowen, ASU
HabEx STDT Telecon #4
May 2, 2016
Agenda:
1) Update on M1 and other organizational issues - Keith Warfield/Bertrand Mennesson, JPL
2) Review and finalize agenda for F2F Meeting - All
3) Discussion of the Key Questions document - All
HabEx STDT Telecon #3
April 25, 2016
Agenda:
1) Discussion of the In-Person Meeting Draft Agenda - All
HabEx STDT Telecon #2
April 18, 2016
Agenda:
1) Concept Study Management Plan - Keith Warfield, JPL
2) Concept Study Schematic Approach - Bertrand Mennesson, JPL
3) General Discussion - All 
HabEx STDT Telecon #1
April 11, 2016
Agenda:
1) Welcome from NASA Astrophysics Division Director - Paul Hertz, NASA HQ
2) Welcome from NASA HQ HabEx Program Scientist - Martin Still, NASA HQ
3) Introduction of Study Management Plan and Deliverables - Gary Blackwood, ExEP
4) Welcome and overview of study logistics and goals by the Community Chairs - Sara Seager,
MIT; Scott Gaudi, Ohio State
5) Welcome from the HabEx Study Scientist - Bertrand Mennesson, JPL
6) Team member introductions - All
7) Logistics (weekly telecon time, first meeting etc), and Questions - All

Who To Contact

For Science, Press please contact:
Scott Gaudi: gaudi.1@osu.edu
Sara Seager: seager@mit.edu
Bertrand Mennesson: Bertrand.Mennesson@jpl.nasa.gov