Workshop Location and Dates
We are happy to announce the Exoplanets in Our Backyard: Solar System and Exoplanet Synergies on Planetary Formation, Evolution, and Habitability workshop scheduled for February 5–7, 2020 at the Lunar and Planetary Institute, 3600 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, Texas. The Outer Planets Assessment Group (OPAG) meeting is scheduled at the LPI two days prior to the Exoplanets workshop. More information regarding the OPAG meeting, as it becomes available, will be posted to the OPAG website.
Purpose and Scope
Exoplanets in Our Backyard is a workshop hosted by the Venus Exploration Analysis Group (VEXAG), the Outer Planets Assessment Group (OPAG), and the Exoplanet Exploration Program Analysis Group (ExoPAG) to examine and discuss exoplanet-solar system synergies on planetary properties, formation, evolution, and habitability. Topics to be covered include comparative planetology on worlds near and far; solar system studies as a baseline to inform studies of extrasolar planetary properties and evolution; and lessons learned on planetary statistics, demographics, and system architectures from extrasolar planetary systems. This workshop aims to foster and build new collaborations among scientists in the solar system and exoplanet communities and to help guide the direction of future exploration and observations of worlds in the solar system and beyond.