The workshop will focus on new ways to optimize ground/space coordination, instrument and facility development, and space mission development to best yield science in the 2020s that not only benefits from joint ground and space observations but requires it. To provide a framework and focus to the discussions, we have selected exoplanets as a science case exemplar. The workshop will bring together about 30-40 leaders from ground and space observatories, federal funding agencies, international partners, and emerging leaders in exoplanet research. We intend to produce a document for wide community distribution, including for consideration by Astro2020.
The workshop will take place on December 2 and 3 at the National Academy of Sciences Building in Washington DC and is sponsored by The Kavli Foundation, the W. M. Keck Observatory, and AURA.