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JWST Observer Events at the 233rd Meeting of the AAS

News Feature November 21, 2018

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The 233rd American Astronomical Society (AAS) meeting in Seattle, WA will include a variety of events designed to update and prepare the astronomical community for JWST science.

JWST Town  Hall 
Tuesday, January 8, 7:30-8.30 p.m.

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will soon become the most powerful space telescope available to astronomical observers, serving a broad range of high priority science. In recognition of the interest the community has in the progress toward launch of the observatory, the town hall will feature a presentation on JWST’s status, including updates on testing activities. In addition, this AAS meeting provides an opportunity for potential JWST GOs to gain a better understanding of the Cycle 1 science landscape and how to prepare the best proposals. The town hall will provide the latest information regarding JWST user tools, observer’s documentation, and the science timeline for JWST Cycle 1 and beyond.

Other presenters include representatives from the JWST Project, JWST Users Committee, and Guaranteed Time Observers program. Ample time will be reserved for discussion with the community and to answer general questions related to proposing for JWST.

Refreshments will be provided courtesy of Northrop Grumman.

JWST at the STScI Exhibitor Booth
January 7-10, during regular booth hours

We'll have many resources in the booth to step you through planning observations  with JWST. Our expert staff members will be on hand to provide individual assistance on a variety of topics from JWST instrument capabilities to proposal and planning tools (e.g., APT and ETC) to pipeline products and data analysis tools.

Featured at the booth this year:

  •  JWST Observatory and Instrument flyers
  •  Astronomer's Proposal Tool demos
  •  Exposure Time Calculator demos
  •  WebbVR Virtual Reality experience