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JWST Workshops

Community Lecture

STScI, in collaboration with NASA, ESA, and CSA, is offering a full range of workshops to prepare the astronomical community for Cycle 1 of JWST. These events will provide the community with the critical information and tools needed to plan their Cycle 1 proposals. In particular, STScI will coordinate workshops to educate the general community about:

  • observatory performance
  • proposal planning
  • operations
  • calibration
  • data analysis tools

Some events will also provide an "Ask-an-Expert" desk where you can schedule a one-on-one consult with a STScI staff member.  Can’t travel? No worries! Remote participation will be available for many of the events.  

You can also view a series of webinars on JWST capabilities and proposal planning.

 

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Aug 2018
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JWST: Launch, Commissioning, and Cycle 1 Science

Science Meeting • August 20 - 22, 2018 • Vienna, Austria

The JWST focus meeting, to be held during the 2018 IAU General Assembly, will highlight the science enabled by JWST early in its life cycle and touch on commissioning, Early Release Science (ERS), Guaranteed Time Observer (GTO), and General Observer (GO) programs slated for cycle 1. It also offers an ideal opportunity to inform the international community about the science potential of JWST’s four...

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Jan 2018
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American Astronomical Society 231st Meeting

Science Meeting • January 7 - 11, 2018 • National Harbor, MD

The 231st American Astronomical Society (AAS) meeting in National Harbor, MD will include a variety of events designed to update and prepare the astronomical community for JWST science.  JWST Proposal Planning Workshop Sunday, January 7 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Fee: $50 The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), which is set to launch in the spring of 2019, will revolutionize our understanding of the Universe...

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Dec 2017
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Planning Solar System Observations with JWST - ESTEC venue

Science Meeting • December 13 - 15, 2017 • Noordwijk, Netherlands ESTEC

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. Observations of solar system targets approved for guaranteed-time observers (GTOs) and through the Early Release Science (ERS) program will be summarized. The workshop...

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Dec 2017
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JWST Proposal Planning Workshop

Training Workshop • December 11 - 14, 2017 • Caltech, Pasadena, CA

This workshop will take place shortly after the announcement of the programs selected under the first JWST open call for proposals (the Directory Discretionary Early Release Science Programs), and shortly before their observing files (meant to serve as models for the general observer community) become public. Therefore,  the workshop will coincide with active proposal preparation for the next open...

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Nov 2017
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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...

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Oct 2017
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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....

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Oct 2017
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JWST ESAC Workshop - Mastering the Science Instruments and the Observing Modes of JWST: Get Set

Training Workshop • October 4 - 6, 2017 • ESAC, Madrid, Spain

The European Space Agency is sponsoring this JWST proposal preparation workshop, which will be held at ESAC, near Madrid, Spain. The 2.5 day workshop is scheduled to take place a few weeks before the JWST Cycle 1 call for General Observer (GO) proposals. Prospective JWST users will gain hands-on experience with various tools that support the development and submission of proposals. Tools include, but...

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Jul 2017
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Spectral Diagnostics to Explore the Cosmic Dawn with JWST

Science Meeting • July 31 - August 2, 2017 • Baltimore STScI Muller Bahcall Auditorium

Spectroscopic observations from the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will be a powerful tool for probing the physics of galaxy formation. Emission-line measurements will provide important diagnostics of galaxy chemical composition, star-formation rates, feedback, stellar populations, and photo-ionizing continuum escape.  Recent spectroscopic observations of high redshift galaxies have revealed that...

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Jul 2017
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Enabling Transiting Exoplanet Observations with JWST

Science Meeting • July 10 - 12, 2017 • Baltimore, MD

This workshop will provide a forum for the exoplanet community to learn about and discuss planning JWST observations to characterize transiting exoplanets.  Talks will inform potential users about science opportunities and tools for observation planning.  Data challenges will introduce the community to planned data products and identify key tools and resources for further data reduction and interpretation. ...

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Jun 2017
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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...

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May 2017
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JWST Proposal Planning Workshop

Science Meeting • May 15 - 18, 2017 • Baltimore, MD

In support of the first JWST call for proposals, Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) is pleased to announce a workshop to educate the general astronomical community about the JWST Proposal Planning process. This workshop will take place at STScI in Baltimore, MD on May 15-18, 2017. The main goal of this workshop is to provide hands-on teaching for the JWST Exposure Time Calculator (ETC), the...

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Mar 2017
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Science with Hubble and JWST V

Science Meeting • March 20 - 24, 2017 • Venice, Italy

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Jan 2017
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JWST Nearby Galaxies Workshop

Science Meeting • January 18 - 20, 2017 • Pasadena, CA

What are the key experiments with the James Webb Space Telescope that will transform our understanding of star formation and the physical conditions in nearby galaxies?  What observational strategies should be employed to conduct those experiments and advance the broader field of galaxy evolution?  JWST's 6.5m mirror and suite of four science instruments will provide imaging, spectroscopic and coronagraphic...

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Jan 2017
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The Transient Universe with JWST

Science Meeting • January 17 - 18, 2017 • Phillips Auditorium, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

How can the transient community best use the unique capabilities of the James Webb Space Telescope? Though JWST will only be launched in 2018, the first deadline is coming up fast: March 3, 2017 for Notices of Intent to propose for the Director's Discretionary Early Release Science program. This two-day workshop will bring together JWST and transient-science experts. We will learn about JWST’s unique...

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Jan 2017
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American Astronomical Society 229th Meeting

Science Meeting • January 3 - 7, 2017 • Grapevine, TX

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Nov 2016
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High-Contrast Imaging in Space

Science Meeting • November 14 - 16, 2016 • STScI

Many astrophysical observations require the imaging of faint objects or nebulosity next to bright point sources such as stars and unresolved active galactic nuclei. To achieve these observations, several high-contrast imaging techniques have been developed to suppress light from the bright source in optical through mid-IR wavelengths.  The operation of telescopes in space has opened new frontiers in...

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Nov 2016
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User Training in JWST Data Analysis II

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

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...

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Oct 2016
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Exploring the Universe with JWST II Conference

Science Meeting • October 24 - 28, 2016 • Montreal, Canada

The Canadian Space Agency and Canadian astronomical community is organizing an international JWST science conference in the fall of 2016.

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Oct 2016
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JWST at the 48th Annual Division for Planetary Sciences (Joint with EPSC) Meeting

Training Workshop • October 16 - 21, 2016 • 2016 AAS Division of Planetary Sciences Meeting, Pasadena Convention Center, CA

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 Pasadena Convention Center, California. We have organized a number of events during the meeting to help potential JWST observers of Solar System objects plan their proposals.  A comprehensive outline of the scheduled activities is provided...

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Sep 2016
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JWST ESAC Workshop - Mastering the Science Instruments and Observing Modes

Training Workshop • September 26 - 28, 2016 • ESAC, Madrid, Spain

The European Space Agency is organizing a 2.5 day workshop to showcase the capabilities of the JWST instruments and their expected in-orbit performance.  The workshop will help prospective JWST users to select the best observing modes to achieve their science goals.  Experts from NASA, ESA, CSA, as well as the JWST instrument teams and operation leads from STScI will be available to answer community...

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Sep 2016
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JWST Early Release Science Program Planning Workshop

Training Workshop • September 12, 2016 • Pasadena CA

The Keck science community is organizing a workshop to help prepare for JWST's Early Release Science Program.

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Aug 2016
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Exploring the Infrared Solar System with JWST

Science Meeting • August 31 - September 2, 2016 • London, England

This workshop was to encourage and inform Solar System scientists about the use of the James Webb Space Telescope for infrared observations of Solar System targets, and to inform them about the Director's Discretionary Time Early Release Science program. It was held at the Royal Astronomical Society in London, and organized by Gillian Wright, Pierre Ferruit, and Helen Walker.  

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Jul 2016
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JWST @ ROE

Science Meeting • July 4 - 7, 2016 • Royal Observatory, Edinburgh

The Royal Observatory in Edinburgh is organizing a science workshop to provide an overview and update of the JWST mission and instrumentation.  The workshop will also include discussions on the potential of JWST to investigation key outstanding problems in galaxy formation and evolution at all redshifts.

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Jan 2016
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JWST at the 227th American Astronomical Society Meeting

Science Meeting • January 4 - 8, 2016 • Kissimmee, Florida

The JWST team organized many different events to inform the science community on the status of the mission and to prepare them for Cycle 1 science.  This included a data analysis workshop, a Town Hall meeting, software tool demos at the STScI booth, and presentations about JWST at the Hyperwall and in various science sessions. 

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Nov 2015
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Transiting Exoplanets with JWST

Science Meeting • November 16 - 18, 2015 • STScI, Baltimore MD

This workshop provided a forum for the transiting exoplanet community to learn about and discuss the capabilities of JWST to characterize transiting exoplanets. Talks informed potential observers about the cutting edge science that JWST will enable. Discussion sessions allowed for community dialog on how best to enable transiting exoplanet science with JWST. As JWST proposal opportunities approach,...

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Nov 2015
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JWST at the 47th Annual Division for Planetary Sciences Meeting

Science Meeting • November 8 - 13, 2015 • National Harbor, Maryland

The JWST team organized and participated in multiple events to inform the planetary science community on JWST capabilities for Solar System and Exoplanet research. This included a Town Hall meeting and a full day workshop.  The team also organized tours for participants of the DPS meeting to see flight hardware in the cleanroom at NASA's GSFC.

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Oct 2015
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"Exploring the Universe with JWST" Conference

Science Meeting • October 12 - 16, 2015 • ESTEC, Netherlands

The European Space Agency organized an international JWST science conference in the fall of 2015.  Approximately 200 scientists attended the conference and discussed the impact that JWST will make on many areas of modern astrophysics, including the study of the Solar System, Exoplanets, Star and Planet Formation, Stellar Populations, Galaxy Assembly, the Epoch of Reionization, and more.  The conference...

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May 2015
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User Training in JWST Data Analysis Workshop

Training Workshop • May 6 - 8, 2015 • STScI, Baltimore MD

STScI hosted a workshop to introduce the data analysis tools and framework being developed for JWST's user community.  Analysis tools for JWST are being written in Python and distributed as part of Astropy, a community Python library for astronomy. The meeting will include topics like Python for the Novice User and Getting Familiar with Astropy. Most of the meeting will focus on Astropy tools, and...

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Jan 2015
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JWST at the 225th American Astronomical Society Meeting

Science Meeting • January 4 - 8, 2015 • Seattle WA

The JWST team organized many different events to inform the science community on the status of the mission and to prepare them for Cycle 1 science.  This included a data analysis workshop, a Town Hall meeting, software tool demos at the STScI booth, google hangouts, and presentations about JWST at the Hyperwall and in various science sessions.

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