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User Training in JWST Data Analysis II

Training Workshop
November 8 - 11, 2016
STScI, Baltimore, MD

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The second "User Training in JWST Data Analysis" workshop will be held on November 8-11, 2016 at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI).  The purpose of this three-day meeting is to provide training in the the open-source data analysis tools being developed at STScI for use with the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), as well as for many other optical/IR observatories.

Data analysis tools for JWST are being written in Python and distributed as part of Astropy, a community Python library for astronomy, affiliated packages, or in some cases as standalone packages.  Most of the meeting will focus on these tools and include example workflows with mock JWST data.  There will be multiple unconference sessions enabling hands-on use of the data analysis tools. The meeting provides an opportunity to interact with STScI staff working on JWST and to get an update on the development of user tools for planning JWST proposals. There will also be an opportunity to learn to use the JWST exposure time calculator python library.

The meeting will include an optional training day (Day Zero) on November 8 to provide novice participants an introduction to Python and Astropy.  All of the tools and accompanying data needed in order to participate in the workshop will be distributed prior to the meeting.


To register, please send an email to with the information listed below, by October 1, 2016. We are also allowing a remote presence at the meeting to encourage interested parties who cannot attend in person. The attendance is limited by space to 50 participants, so please register early to ensure a spot. There is no registration fee.

1) Name
2) Affiliation
3) Level of proficiency in python (beginner/intermediate/advanced)
4) Career stage (student/postdoc/faculty+staff)
5) I would like to participate in day Zero on November 8 (y/n)
6) I will be participating remotely (y/n)


STScI has a block of rooms on hold at the Doubletree Inn at The Colonnade. This is within walking distance of the institute. The deadline to make your reservations is September 30, 2016.  After this date, the hotel may offer unused rooms held in your block to other guests. Reservations requested by workshop attendees after 9/30/2016 will be accepted based upon availability and at prevailing rates. Failure to cancel a guaranteed reservation by 3:00 PM the day prior to arrival or failure to occupy the room will result in a charge of one night’s room and tax.

For a special workshop rate, please reference the Group Code (DAW) to receive the discounted rate.