July 6, 2015
Official Report Website
The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy has convened a group to investigate the possibilities for a next generation flagship UV-optical-NIR space telescope. The committee, chaired by Julianne Dalcanton and Sara Seager, is exploring whether a single mission could meet the science goals of both the exoplanet and the general astronomy communities. The scientists, instrumentalists, and engineers on the committee are currently identifying high-value science opportunities and using these to narrow down the landscape of possible mission concepts and required technology investments. At the end of this process, the committee will produce a report that outlines a coherent plan that leads to a scientifically transformative mission. Members of the community are strongly encouraged to communicate with the committee about possible science drivers and/or technology opportunities that could potentially shape this future facility.