is holding a public meeting at 10:30 a.m. EDT Wednesday, May 31, of its
independent study team
on categorizing and evaluating data of unidentified anomalous phenomena
(UAP). The agency also will host a media teleconference at the conclusion
of the meeting.
The full meeting will air on NASA Television, the
NASA app, and the agency’s website through 2:30 p.m. Watch online at:
NASA defines UAP as observations of events in the sky that cannot be
identified as aircraft or known natural phenomena from a scientific
perspective. The focus of this public meeting is to hold final deliberations
before the agency’s independent study team publishes a report this summer.
how to evaluate and study UAP by using data, technology, and the tools of
science is a NASA priority. It is not a review or assessment of previous
unidentifiable observations. The report will inform NASA on what possible data
could be collected in the future to shed light on the nature and origin of
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the meeting
includes an opportunity for public comment. NASA will accept questions
beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 12, at:
NASA Media Teleconference
At 3 p.m., NASA will hold a virtual post-meeting media teleconference,
which the agency will stream audio live on its website. Participants include:
• Dan Evans, assistant deputy associate administrator for
research, NASA’s Science Mission Directorate
Spergel, president, Simons Foundation and Chair of NASA’s UAP independent
• Other members of the UAP independent study
To participate by telephone, media must RSVP no later than two hours before the
start of the event to Katherine Rohloff at:
NASA’s media accreditation policy is available online.
UAP independent study team is a counsel of 16 community experts across diverse
areas on matters relevant to potential methods of study for unidentified
anomalous phenomena. NASA commissioned the nine-month study to examine UAP from
a scientific perspective and create a roadmap for how to use data and the tools
of science to move our understanding of UAP forward. Right now, the limited
high-quality observations of UAP make it impossible to draw scientific
conclusions from the data about the nature of such events.
feed of the meeting will be available on the agency’s YouTube channel.
For more information on NASA’s UAP independent study team, visit: