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American Astronomical Society 230th Meeting

Science Meeting
June 4 - 8, 2017
Austin, TX

The 230th AAS meeting in Austin, Texas will include several exciting events to get you ready for JWST observations.

JWST Proposal Planning Workshop

Sunday, June 4th
8:30 am – 5:00 pm

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), which is set to launch in 2018, will revolutionize our understanding of the Universe with its unprecedented sensitivity and angular resolution at Infrared wavelengths. There are a variety of proposing tools that have been developed to assist the user community to prepare their observing requests and proposals in sufficient detail. This workshop will provide an overview of the JWST proposal and planning tools for the various observing modes available using the JWST instruments. There will be demos and hands-on sessions to explore the tools for different observing modes. The workshop will help the community to familiarize with all the tools required for JWST proposal submission. The specific tools that will be covered include:

  • JWST Astronomer's Proposal Tool
  • JWST Exposure Time Calculator
  • JWST Target Visibility Tool
  • JWST Multi-Object Spectrograph Planning Tool

There will be opportunity to perform few exercises using these tools to plan observations for selected science cases or observing modes. At the end of the workshop there will be some time devoted for final questions and feedback.

Preparing for JWST Observations

230th AAS Meeting-in-a-Meeting
June 5th-8th

Opportunities to propose Early Release Science (ERS) observations for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) are now available. JWST General Observer (GO) program opportunities will be available in just a few months (November 2017). How can you prepare a successful JWST observing program? Science Instrument team members and other JWST experts will describe how to turn science ideas into JWST observing programs, including JWST proposal planning tool use case examples.

Session I (Monday June 5th, 2:00pm-3:30pm)

Preparing for JWST Observations: Insights from First Light and Assembly of Galaxies GTO Programs I

Session II (Tuesday June 6th, 10:00am-11:30am)

Preparing for JWST Observations: Insights from First Light and Assembly of Galaxies GTO Programs II

Session III (Tuesday June 6th, 2:00pm-3:30pm)

Preparing for JWST Observations: Insights from Birth of Stars and Protoplanetary Systems GTO Programs

Session IV (Wednesday June 7th, 10:00am-11:30am)

Preparing for JWST Observations: Insights from Exoplanet, Debris Disk, and Brown Dwarf GTO Programs I

Session V (Wednesday June 7th, 2:00pm-3:30pm)

Preparing for JWST Observations:  Insights from Exoplanet, Debris Disk, and Brown Dwarf GTO Programs II

Session VI (Thursday June 8th, 10:00am-11:30am)

Preparing for JWST Observations: Insights from Solar System GTO Programs