Science with HabEx: UV to Near-Infrared Space Astronomy in the 2030s


Tags: Astronomy, Physics, Solar System, Exoplanets

Time: 15 - 16 October 2018 -

Location: New York, NY

The Habitable Exoplanet Observatory (HabEx) is one of four concepts currently under study by NASA in preparation for the 2020 Astrophysics Decadal Survey. HabEx is designed to be the next-generation great observatory that has the capability to address physics of the cosmos, cosmic origins, and solar system and exoplanet science. HabEx is a space-based, four-meter diameter telescope with ultraviolet, optical and near-infrared imaging and spectroscopy capabilities, and at least 50 percent of the primary five-year mission will be dedicated to community involvement through a competed and funded Guest Observer (GO) program.

The purpose of this meeting is to invite members of the community to present scientific investigations and observational programs that:

  • Will be important and relevant in the 2030s.
  • Can be specifically conducted — or could benefit from synergistic observations — with HabEx.

The registration deadline to attend the meeting is October 1.

More information on HabEx can be found on the HabEx website. See the “Mission” tab for information on the telescope and instrument capabilities.

The most comprehensive information on HabEx can be found in the HabEx Interim Report.

SETI Institute Senior Scientist Franck Marchis will be one of the invited speakers.

For more information and registration, visit