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Planning Solar System Observations with JWST - STScI venue

Science Meeting
November 13 - 15, 2017
Baltimore STScI Bahcall Auditorium

This 2.5-day workshop will include a mixture of presentations about the promise of JWST for solar system science, specifics on observer planning tools and observatory capabilities, and hands-on training and Q&A with the planning tools.  The workshop is designed to assist solar system scientists to correctly plan JWST General Observer (GO) proposals for Cycle 1. Invited talks and contributed posters will address a range of solar system science applications. Plenary presentations by JWST project personnel will introduce the planning tools (Astronomer’s Proposal Tool (APT), Exposure Time Calculator (ETC), the ETC python engine, Pandeia, and general Target Visibility Tool (TVT)), and summarize key aspects of the observatory and instruments. Observations approved for Guaranteed Time Observers and through the Early Release Science Program (which cannot be duplicated in GO programs) will be summarized. Hands-on sessions will allow participants to gain experience using the tools in an environment where questions can be answered immediately by experienced staff. The workshop is timed to support JWST Cycle 1 open time proposals, which are expected to be due in February 2018.

Webex Connection Information for the Workshop

The Webex will be available all 3 days of the workshop from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET.

Link to join the meeting:  

1-510-210-8882 Call-in number (US)

Meeting number (access code): 907 959 363  

Meeting password: Solar2017

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Katherine de Kleer
Neil Dello Russo
Perry Gerakines
Connor Nixon
Silvia Protopapa
Anne Verbiscer
Michael H. Wong

Science Organizing Committee

John Stansberry (Chair)
Stefanie Milam (Co-Chair)
Aurelie Guilbert
Michael Mueller
Emmanuel Lellouch
Mark Showalter
Nancy Chanover
​Sebastien Rodriguez 

Agenda for Monday, November 13, 2017 

Time Topic Presenter
8:30-9:00 Registration/Coffee
9:00-9:15 Welcome & JWST Status Massimo Stiavelli
9:15-10:00 JWST Solar System Capabilities John Stansberry
10:00-10:45 GTO Programs, Early Release Science, General Observer Proposing Stefanie Milam
10:45-11:15 Coffee Break
11:15-12:00 Giant Planet Atmospheres in the JWST Discovery Space Michael H. Wong
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-13:45 Observing the Solar System's Large Satellites with JWST Katherine de Kleer
13:45-14:30 Titan's Surface and Atmosphere from JWST Connor Nixon
14:30-15:00 Coffee Break
15:00-15:45 APT Overview
15:45-17:15 APT Hands-on/Q&A

Agenda for Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Time Topic Presenter
9:00-9:30 Registration/Coffee
9:30-10:15 A Window to the Icy Composition of Comets and TNOs through JWST Observations Silvia Protopapa
10:15-10:45 Unscrambling the Solar System Egg Yvonne Pendleton
10:45-11:15 Coffee Break
11:15-12:00 Studies of Cometary Comae Enabled by JWST Neil Dello Russo
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-13:30 Manx Comets Jacqueline Keane
13:30-14:15 JWST Observations of Small Satellites and Rings Anne Verbiscer
14:15-14:45 Coffee Break
14:45-15:30 ETC Overview/Tutorial
15:30-17:15 ETC Hands-on/Q&A

Agenda for Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Time Topic Presenter
8:45-9:00 Coffee
9:00-9:30 JWST Open-time Proposal Process and Schedule Neill Reid
9:30-10:15 Infrared Spectroscopy of Ices and Icy Materials in the Laboratory Perry Gerakines
10:15-10:45 Organic Constituents of Outer Solar System Bodies Dale Cruikshank
10:45-11:15 Coffee Break
11:15-12:15 ETC Workbooks: Giant Planets
ETC Workbooks: Small Bodies
12:15-13:00 Lunch
13:00-13:45 APT Proposal: Giant Planets
APT Proposal: Small Bodies
13:45-14:15 Wrap-up