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JWST at the 49th Annual Division for Planetary Sciences Meeting

Science Meeting
October 15 - 20, 2017
Provo, UT

The James Webb Space Telescope will be prominently supported during the upcoming meeting of the AAS Division of Planetary Sciences, which is going to be held at the Utah Valley Convention Center in Provo, Utah. We have organized a number of events during the meeting to help potential JWST observers of Solar System objects plan their proposals.  An outline of the scheduled activities is provided below.


Prior to the workshop, participants should:

  1. Install the Astronomer's Proposal Tool (APT)
  2. Download the example APT file from
  3. Create an account at MyST (required to save Exposure Time Calculator workbooks)


  • Sunday, October 15, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. (MDT): Cascade C room
  • JWST Project Status
  • Summary of GTO and Early Release Science programs
  • Proposal planning tools training
    • Astronomer's Proposal Tool
    • Exposure Time Calculator


  • Tuesday, October 17, Noon - 1:30 p.m. (MDT): Cascade D room
  • JWST Project Status
  • Guaranteed Time and Early Release Science programs
  • General Observer program: How to propose

Exhibitor Booth

  • JWST Observatory and Instrument flyers
  • Astronomer's Proposal Tool demos
  • Exposure Time Calculator demos