233rd AAS meeting Origins events:

Date Time Event Person Title Location
Sunday, Jan 6 1:30-3pm Joint PAG meeting with Paul Hertz     Rm 4C-3
Monday, Jan 7 8am-12noon Origins STDT splinter session   Origins STDT Rm 304

Monday, Jan 7

12:30-2pm

NASA Town Hall

    Rm 6E
Monday, Jan 7 4:30-5:30pm Splinter session David Leisawitz Cooling a Large Telescope to 4.5K is not as hard as you might think Rm 305
Monday, Jan 7   Poster 157.36 Margaret Meixner Origins Space Telescope: Science Traceability Matrix and Design Reference Mission Exhibit Hall 4AB
Monday, Jan 7   Poster 163.03 Klaus Pontoppidan Walking the Water Trail with the Origins Space Telescope  
Monday, Jan 7   Poster 157.16 Mike DiPirro The Origins Space Telescope Decadal Concept: Overall Architecture and Cryogenic System  
Monday, Jan 7   Poster 157.38 Tiffany Kataria The Search for Life with the Origins Space Telescope  
Monday, Jan 7   Poster 157.32 David Leisawitz The Origins Space Teescope: Development of a Scientifically Compelling, Low-Risk, Executable Mission Concept  
Monday, Jan 7   Poster 157.35 Ruth Carter Origins Space Telescope: The Far Infrared Imager and Polarimeter (FIP)  
Monday, Jan 7   Poster 157.33 Asantha Cooray From First Stars to Life: Scientific Capabilities of the Origins Space Telescope  
Monday, Jan 7   Poster 157.07 Tom Roellig The Mid Infrared Transit Spectrometer (MISC) for the Origins Space Telescope Baseline Mission Concept  
Monday, Jan 7   Poster 157.34 Lee Armus Measuring Galactic Evolution and Feedback with the Origins Space Telescope  
Monday, Jan 7   Poster 158.06 Gary Melnick Little HEterodyne Receiver for OST (Little HERO)  
Tuesday, Jan 8 10:00am - 12:30pm NASA COPAG Infrared Science Interest Group/ Origins Space Telescope     Rm 205
Tuesday, Jan 8 2:40-3:00pm Large Missions special session Alex Pope The Origins Space Telescope Rm 6A
Wednesday, Jan 9 10:00-11:30am Session 34: Extrasolar Planets Johannes Staguhn An Ultra-Stable Mid-Infrared Detector for the Detection of Bio-signatures by Means of Exoplanet Transit Spectroscopy Rm 6E
Wednesday, Jan 9 2:00-4:30pm splinter session Jonathan Fortney Biosignatures in the 2030s and Beyond

Rm 401

Wednesday, Jan 9   Poster 366.01 Cara Battersby Origins Space Telescope: Nearby Galaxies, the Milky Way and the Interstellar Medium  

Origins Space Telescope STDT 8th face-to-face meeting

The 8th meeting of the OST STDT wiil take place in Sunnyvale, CA on May 15 & 16, 2018.  Details and an agenda can be found on the meeting web page.


Origins Space Telescope Science Proposals

A set of 41, two-page science proposals, used to help define the most compelling and unique science that OST will deliver in the next decade, are now available on the OST Resources page under the Documents tab.  The 14 top-ranked proposals, as determined by the voting members of the STDT, were used to drive requirements and help guide instrument development for OST concept-1.

1

The Rise of Metals

2

Biosignatures of Transiting Exoplanets

3

The First Dust

4

Water Content of Planet-Forming Disks

5

Connection Between Black Hole Growth and Star Formation Over Cosmic Time

6

Direct Detection of Protoplanetary Disk Masses

7

Birth of Galaxies During Cosmic Dark Ages

8

Galaxy Feedback from SNE and AGN to z~3

9

Survey of Small Bodies in the Outer Solar System

10

Direct Imaging of Exoplanets

11

Star Formation and Multiphase ISM at Peak of Cosmic Star Formation

12

Thermo-Chemical History of Comets and Water Delivery to Earth

13

Galaxy Feedback Mechanisms at z<1

14

Water Transport to Terrestrial Planetary Zone

 

Frequency of Kuiper Belt Analogues

Feedback on All Scales in the Cosmic Web

Magnetic Fields and Turbulence - Role in Star Formation

The EBL (extra-galactic background light) with OST

Determining the cosmic-ray flux in the Milky Way and nearby galaxies

Episodic Accretion in Protostellar Envelopes and Circumstellar Disks

Formation and History of Low-Mass Ice Giant Planets

Find Planet IX

Fundamental of dust formation around evolved stars

The dynamic interstellar medium as a tracer of galactic evolution

Probing magnetic fields with fine structure lines

Ice/Rock Ratio in Protoplanetary Disks

Role of Environment in Galaxy Evolution

Galaxies at Reionization

Large-Scale Structure - Crucial FIR Link

Obscured AGN

Regulating the Multiphase ISM

Planetary Origins and Evolution of the Solar System

Gas and Comets in Exoplanetary Systems

Stochastic vs. secular accretion in forming stars

Cooling Power of Molecular Gas in Star-Forming Regions

Star Formation Efficiency Outside the Milky Way

Comparative Climate and Thermal Evolution of Giant Planets

Stellar Mass Buildup in galaxies over cosmic time

MIR spectroscopy of rest frame optical lines to estimate metallicity over cosmic time

Dust Processing in Outer Planetary Systems

Gas in debris disks


231st AAS meeting Origins events:

Date Time Event Person Title Location
Mon Jan 8 3-6pm NASA Cosmic Origins PAG (COPAG) session Margaret Meixner The Origins Space Telescope Maryland Ballroom 1-3
Mon Jan 8 9am-6pm ExoPAG Panelist: Synergies between JWST transit science and future missions Kevin Stevenson   Riverview Ballroom 1-2

 

 

 

     
Tue Jan 9 9:10-9:30am Hyperwall Talk David Leisawitz, Margaret Meixner The Origins Space Telescope study  
Tue Jan 9 10-11:30am NASA Decadal Preparations I - Large-scale Studies (session 103) Asantha Cooray The Origins Space Telescope Patomac Ballroom D
Tue Jan 9   Poster (147.08) Kate Su ALMA 1.3 Millimeter Map of the HD 95086 System - A Young Analog of the HR 8799 System Prince Georges Exhibit Hall
   

 

     
Wed Jan 10 9:20-9:30am Hyperwall Talk Alex Pope The Origins Space Telescope: Galaxy and Black Hole Evolution

 

Wed Jan 10 11:10am Exoplanets Characterization Through Emission Spectroscopy (session 207) Kevin Stevenson Detecting Atmospheric Biosignatures of Transiting Exoplanets in the Mid-IR Maryland D
Wed Jan 10 11:20am Exoplanets Characterization Through Emission Spectroscopy (session 207) Tiffany Kataria Using Thermal Phase Curves to Probe the Climate of Potentially Habitable Worlds Maryland D
   

 

     
Thurs Jan 11 12-12:15 pm Hyperwall Talk Ted Bergin Formation of Habitable Planetary Systems  
Thurs Jan 11 5:15-5:30pm Hyperwall Talk Tiffany Kataria, Kevin Stevenson, Jonathan Fortney The Search for Life with the Origins Space Telescope  
Thurs Jan 11   Poster (355.11) Margaret Meixner Mission Concept 1: Design Reference Mission Prince Georges Exhibit Hall
Thurs Jan 11   Poster (355.50) Alex Pope Origins Space Telescope: 3D infrared surveys of star formation and black hole growth in galaxies over cosmic time  
Thurs Jan 11   Poster (357.35) David Leisawitz Origins Space Telescope Concept 2: Trades, Decisions, and Study Status  
Thurs Jan 11   Poster (355.13) Ted Bergin Origins Space Telescope: HEterodyne Receiver for OST (HERO)  
Thurs Jan 11   Poster (355.20) Klaus Potoppidan Origins Space Telescope: Tracing the Signatures of Life and the Ingredients of Habitable Worlds  
Thurs Jan 11   Poster (355.48) Matt Bradford The Medium Resolution Survey Spectrometer (MRSS) for the Origins Space Telescope: Enabling 3-D Surveys of the Universe in the Far-IR  
Thurs Jan 11   Poster (357.33) Johannes Staguhn Origins Space Telescope: The Far-Infrared Imager and Polarimeter (FIP)  
Thurs Jan 11   Poster (355.32) Ned Wright Origins Space Telescope: Breaking the Confusion Limit  
Thurs Jan 11   Poster (355.05 ) Lee Armus Measuring Galactic Feedback with the Origins Space Telescope  
Thurs Jan 11   Poster (355.31) Joaquin Vieira Origins Space Telescope: Cosmology and Reionization  
Thurs Jan 11   Poster (355.24) Ruth Carter Origins Space Telescope: Mid to Far-Infrared Mission (Concept 1)  
Thurs Jan 11   Poster (355.06) Tom Roellig The Mid-Infrared Imager/Spectrometer/Coronagraph Instrument (MISC) for the Origins Space Telescope  
Thurs Jan 11   Poster (355.07) Cara Battersby Origins Space Telescope: Nearby Galaxies, the Milky Way, and the Interstellar Medium  
Thurs Jan 11   Poster (355.54) Desika Narayanan Origins Space Telescope: Tracing Dark Molecular Gas in the Milky Way   
Thurs Jan 11   Poster (355.52) Hooshang Nayyeri Origins Space Telescope: Study Plan  
   

 

     
Fri Jan 12 9:10am Hyperwall Talk David Leisawitz The Origins Space Telescope - Mission Concept 1  
Fri Jan 12   Poster (447.01) Omid Noroozian Photon-Counting Kinetic Inductance Detectors (KID) for Far/Mid-Infrared Space Spectroscopy with the Origins Space Telescope (OST)  

Exoplanet Science with OST 

We have a new flyer showcasing how OST will measure habitability and biosignatures of terrestrial exoplanets. 


Origins Space Telescope STDT 6th face-to-face meeting

The 6th meeting of the OST STDT wiil take place in Baltimore MD at the Space Telescope Science Institute on September 14 & 15, 2017.  Details and an agenda can be found on the meeting web page.



Origins study team chooses Industry Partners

The Origins Space Telescope (OST) study team and Industry Partners (Ball Aerospace, Northrop Grumman, Harris Engineering, and Lockheed Martin) have an agreement (NASA’s Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN)) to conduct system studies for the 2020 Astrophysics Decadal Large Mission Concept.   This industry partnership agreement will advance the technology development and research to meet the goals of developing OST system studies to meet specific NASA needs, as well as those of the partners.



Origins Space Telescope STDT 5th face-to-face meeting

The 5th meeting of the OST STDT wiil take place in Washington, DC on June 14 & 15, 2017.  The meeting wiil be on the National Mall.  Details and an agenda can be found on the meeting web page



 

Origins Space Telescope STDT 4th face-to-face meeting

The 4th meeting of the OST STDT took place in Pasadena on March 12 & 22, 2017.  The meeting was hosted by IPAC, on the Caltech campus in Pasadena, CA.  Science teams discussed science requirements for the five nominal OST instruments.  The current designs and key capabilities of the instruments were discussed, as well as the current design for the telescope - a 9.1m filled aperture observing in the 6-600 micron range.  An off-axis, segmented design was selected for the initial design study.

 



 

Advertisement for Exoplanet Science Working Group (SWG) members for the Origins Space Telescope Large Mission Concept Study

The Origins Space Telescope (OST) is an evolving concept for the Far-Infrared Surveyor mission, and the subject of one of the four science and technology definition studies (STDTs) supported by NASA Headquarters to prepare for the 2020 Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Survey
(http://origins.ipac.caltech.edu/ or https://asd.gsfc.nasa.gov/firs/).  

The Origins Space Telescope has science capabilities that can support exoplanet research via transit and secondary eclipse spectroscopy as well as high contrast coronagraphy in the 5-30 micron range.  Preliminary work suggests that like JWST, OST may be able to measure important biosignatures like methane and ozone via transit spectroscopy and OST may be able to image Jupiter-sized and larger planets with its mid-IR coronagraph instrument. The exoplanet science case and associated instrument definition needs development. In order to support this work, the OST team solicits applications from the community to form an exoplanet science working group for the Origins Space Telescope study.

If you would like to be considered for membership, please send an email to firsurveyor_mgmt@lists.ipac.caltech.edu expressing your interest with a 2-page CV and relevant publications. This email will reach the management group for the OST study, namely the two Community Chairs, Margaret Meixner and Asantha Cooray, the Study Scientist Dave Leisawitz, the Deputy Study Scientist Johnnes Staguhn, the NASA Headquarters Program Scientists, Kartik Sheth and Dominic Benford, and the Study Manager, Ruth Carter. Feel free to email any member of the OST STDT or management group with any questions.

Deadline for consideration is February 21, 11:59 PM EST.

We hope to form the group as early as late February so that there is an opportunity for the SWG members to attend the next OST face-to-face meeting, March 21 & 22 in Pasadena, CA.

 




 

229th AAS meeting Origins events:

Date Time Event Person Title Location
Tue Jan 3 10:40-11:00 am NASA COPAG ‐ Cosmic Dawn SIG Meeting Matt Bradford Far-IR Detectors for Cosmic Dawn Piney Woods room, Hilton DFW Lakes
Tue Jan 3 11:00-11:20 am NASA COPAG ‐ Cosmic Dawn SIG Meeting Johannes Staguhn Enabling Technologies for the Origins Space Telescope (OST) Piney Woods room, Hilton DFW Lakes
Tue Jan 3 4:30-5:00 pm Joint NASA PAG Session Margaret Meixner OST Summary Val Verde room, Hilton DFW Lakes
Wed Jan 4th 12-12:15 pm Hyperwall Talk Alex Pope Extragalactic science with Origins Space Telescope

Longhorn D, Gaylord Resort

Thurs Jan 5th 9:50-10:05 am Hyperwall Talk Stefanie Milam Solar System and Exoplanet Sciences with Origins Space Telescope Longhorn D
Thurs Jan 5 5:30-6:30 pm Poster Asantha Cooray 238.18. Origins Space Telescope: Study Plan Longhorn D
Thurs Jan 5 5:30-6:30 pm Poster Sean Carey 238.19. Origins Space Telescope: Community Participation Longhorn D
Thurs Jan 5 5:30-6:30 pm Poster Margaret Meixner 238.20.  Origins Space Telescope: Telescope Design and Instrument Specifications  Longhorn D
Thurs Jan 5 5:30-6:30 pm Poster Klaus Pontoppidan 238.21. Origins Space Telescope: Planet-forming disks and exoplanets Longhorn D
Thurs Jan 5 5:30-6:30 pm Poster Alex Pope 238.22. Origins Space Telescope: Galaxy and Black Hole Evolution over
Cosmic Time
Longhorn D
Thurs Jan 5 5:30-6:30 pm Poster Ned Wright 238.23. Origins Space Telescope: Solar System Science Longhorn D
Thurs Jan 5 5:30-6:30 pm Poster Cara Battersby 238.24. Origins Space Telescope: Interstellar Medium, Milky Way, and Nearby Galaxies Longhorn D
Thurs Jan 5 5:30-6:30 pm Poster Joaquin Vieira 238.36 Origins Space Telescope: Cosmology and Reionization Longhorn D
Fri Jan 6th 5:00- 5:15 pm Hyperwall Talk Chat Hull Galactic Science with Origins Space Telescope Longhorn D
Fri Jan 6th 12:30-3:30 pm

SIG session

    San Anonio 1, Gaylord Resort
Sat Jan 7 10:00 am

NASA 2020 Decadal Studies Update

Asantha Cooray OST Summary Grapevine B, Gaylor Resort

 

Agenda for the Joint FIR Science Interest Group and OST meeting

(Friday, Jan. 6, Gaylord Resort and Convention Center, San Antonio 1 room)

Time Event Speaker
12:30 Welcome JD Smith
12:35 Overview of Far-Infrared Space Based Astronomy and Context Tom Roellig
12:55 Advances in Far-Infrared Detector Technology Jonas Zmuidzinas
1:10 SPICA Update Peter Roelfsema
1:20 SOFIA Update Erick Young
1:30 Short Contributed Talks  
1:40 Break for Coffee & Cookies  
2:05 OST Overview Margaret Meixner
2:20 OST Science Cases Cara Battersby, Stefanie Milam, Alex Pope
2:35 Break  
3:00 Panel Discussion

Matt Bradford, Laura Fissel, John Mather, Chris McKee, Karin Oberg, Klaus Pontoppidan

JD Smith (Moderator)