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Telescope Instrument Performance Summary (TIPS)
Presentation Archive:

The Telescope and Instruments Performance Summary (TIPS)/JWST Informal Monthly (JIM) Meetings are intended to provide a concise overview of the current state of JWST and HST, their scientific instruments and related topics of interest.

TIPS/JIM Meetings are generally held on the third Thursday of each month at 10:00 a.m. in the STScI Auditorium. Occasionally, e.g. during SMOV periods, these meetings may be held more frequently.


The pages associated with each TIPS/JIM meeting contain links to both a single PDF file of that meeting (agenda, presentations, and questions & answers) as well as the individual presentations in their source formats.

2013:

16 May 2013
Agenda:

  • INS Division News, Linda Smith
  • The COS/STIS Team, Alessandra Aloisi
  • Capabilities of Pulse Height Amplitudes and COS, Justin Ely
  • Presentation on Storage Solution, Prem Mishra

    18 April 2013
    Agenda:

  • INS Division News, Linda Smith
  • The INS NIRCam Team, Jerry Kriss
  • Status of JWST/ISIM Testing, Scott Friedman
  • Single-Object Slitless Spectroscopy with NIRISS, Kevin Volk

    21 March 2013
    Agenda:

  • News, Linda Smith; JWST Updates, Tom Brown
  • HST's Advanced Camera for Surveys: 11 Years and Counting, Norman Grogin
  • The Bright Object Aperture in COS at the New Lifetime Position, John Debes
  • HST Cycle 21 Phase 1 Proposal Statistics, Brett Blacker

    21 February 2013
    Agenda:

  • HST Update, Ken Sembach; INS News, Jerry Kriss
  • Introduction to Mid-Infrared Instrument Team, Karl Gordon
  • Solar System Science with JWST, Dean Hines
  • Recent Wavefront Control with Hubble, Matt Lallo

    17 January 2013
    Agenda:

  • INS Status, Margaret Meixner; JWST Status, Tom Brown
  • Team Presentation, RIAB, Max Mutchler
  • The WFC3 Quicklook Project, Alex Viana

    2012:

    18 October 2012
    Agenda:

  • INS Status, Margaret Meixner
  • COS FUV Lifetime Move, Rachel Osten
  • VoIP Update: New/Expanded Voice, Collaboration and Mobility Services for STScI, Dave Liska
  • A Preliminary Cycle 1 Calibration Plan for the JWST Science Instruments, James Muzerolle

    20 September 2012
    Agenda:

  • INS Status, Margaret Meixner
  • The Wide-Field Slitless Spectroscopy Mode of NIRISS, Van Dixon
  • D2D Data Protection Solution Evaluation, Prem Mishra

    16 August 2012
    Agenda:

  • INS Status, Margaret Meixner
  • The Delivery of FGS/NIRISS to the Goddard Space Flight Center, Alex Fullerton
  • How Post-Flashing Can Help CTE in Some UVIS Images, Jay Anderson
  • JWST SODRM 2012 Effort, Karl Gordon

    19 July 2012
    Agenda:

  • INS Status, Danny Lennon
  • New MAST Discovery Portal Interface, Tom Donaldson
  • Demo of the Hubble Legacy Archive (HLA) Interface, Lee Quick
  • Hubble Source Catalog, Steve Lubow

    21 June 2012
    Agenda:

  • INS Status, Danny Lennon
  • Voice Over Internet Protocol, Gary Gladney
  • NIRISS NRM Bad Pixel Tolerance Analysis, Anand Sivaramakrishnan
  • The Infrared Sky: Background Considersations for JWST, Dean Hines

    17 May 2012
    Agenda:

  • INS News, John MacKenty and Tom Brown with JWST News
  • A New Photometric Correction Formula for ACS, Marco Chiaberge
  • ITSD Reorganization, Marty Durkin
  • FGS CVAC Test Results, Pierre Chayer

    19 April 2012
    Agenda:

  • INS News, Danny Lennon
  • A New General Tool for Simulating NIRSPEC MSA Observations, Klaus Pontoppidan
  • How Does the WFC3 Geometric Distortion Vary with Time, Vera Koshurina-Platais
  • The New WFC3 Photometric Calibration, Jason Kalirai

    15 March 2012
    Agenda:

  • INS News, Margaret Meixner
  • The New CALACS, Linda Smith
  • Post-SM4 Sensitivity Calibration of the STIS Echelle Modes, Azalee Bostroem
  • Aperture Synthesis Imaging with JWST NIRISS' Non-redundant Mask, Anand Sivaramakrishnan

    19 January 2012
    Agenda:

  • INS News, Danny Lennon
  • Selection of the New COS/FUV Lifetime Position, Cristina Oliveira
  • Upcoming Enhancements to the HST Archive, Mark Kyprianou
  • Using Exchange Leave Calendars at STScI, Glenn Miller

    2011:

    15 December 2011
    Agenda:

  • INS/JWST News, Roeland van der Marel/Massimo Stiavelli
  • Pixel-based CTE Correction of ACS/WFC: CTE Time and Temperature Dependence, Leonardo Ubeda
  • Correction of the post-SM4 ACS/WFC signal dependent bias shift, David Golimowski
  • Confluence, Ann Gonella (no slides)

    17 November 2011
    Agenda:

  • INS News, Danny Lennon
  • JWST Status, Massimo Stiavelli
  • The New WFC3/UVIS Flats, Jennifer Mack
  • The COS FUV Lifetime Adjustment Plan, Alessandra Aloisi
  • Bias and Dark Calibration of ACS/WFC Data: Post-SM4 Automated Pipeline, Pey-Lian Lim

    15 September 2011
    Agenda:

  • INS News, Danny Lennon
  • JWST Update, Massimo Stiavelli
  • Introducing JWST's NIRISS: The Near Infrared Imager and Slitless Spectrograph, Alex Fullerton
  • Updated Results from the COS Spectroscopic Sensitivity Monitoring, Rachel Osten
  • Flux Dependent Non-Linearity in NIR Detectors: The Evil Twin of Persistence, Mike Regan

    18 August 2011
    Agenda:

  • INS News, Margaret Meixner
  • Please Help Me! An Intro to the new HST Help Desk, Jennifer Mack
  • Signal to noise capabilities of COS if need be, Derck Massa

    21 July 2011
    Agenda:

  • INS News, Danny Lennon
  • Improved COS Medium Resolution FUV Line Spread Functions, Jerry Kriss
  • Detection of Line-shaped Tracks in Images with DADD, Peter McCullough
  • Persistence from Cosmic Rays in JWST NIR Detectors, Mike Regan

    21 April 2011
    Agenda:

  • NIRSpec Hardware and Test Status, Tony Keyes, Tracy Beck, Dave Soderblom
  • Highlights from the NIRSpec Science Team Meeting (and recent news), D. Soderblom, J. Valenti

    17 March 2011
    Agenda:

  • INS News, Danny Lennon
  • HST Data Management Systems, Rosa Diaz
  • JWST FGS and TFI Cryovac Risk Mitigation Tests, Pierre Chayer
  • Cycle 19 Statistics, Brett Blacker

    17 February 2011
    Agenda:

  • INS News, Danny Lennon
  • Cosmic Ray Detection in Infrared Data, Rachel Anderson
  • The PR System and How the INS Teams Can Make Good Use of it, Rosa Diaz
  • WFC3 IR and UVIS Flat Fields, Elena Sabbi

    20 January 2011
    Agenda:

  • INS News, Danny Lennon
  • Gain Sag in the COS FUV Detector, Dave Sahnow
  • Observing Scenarios for NIRSpec, Dave Soderblom

    2010:

    16 December 2010
    Agenda:

  • INS News, Danny Lennon
  • The Response of COS below 1150 Angstroms, Derck Massa
  • JWST IFUs and IFU Development Plans, Tracy Beck
  • JWST Presence at the AAS, Jason Kalirai and Matt Mountain

    18 November 2010
    Agenda:

  • INS News, Danny Lennon
  • MIRI Observing Templates, Christine Chen
  • Non-redundant Tilts (NRT) - A Fallback Coarse Phasing Method for JWST Using TFI, Anand Sivaramakrishnan
  • JWST Integration and Testing - The Testing Assessment Team Review, Erin Elliott

    16 September 2010
    Agenda:

  • INS News, Jerry Kriss
  • An Improved Treatment of the Linearity Correction of IR Detectors, Massimo Robberto
  • Monitoring the Wavelength Calibration Lamps for the Hubble Space Telescope, Ilaria Pascucci
  • The Non-Redundant Mask on JWST, Anand Sivaramakrishnan

    17 June 2010
    Agenda:

  • INS News, Jerry Kriss
  • Status of Testing the NIRSpec Detector Subsystem, Mike Regan
  • 1-D Flat Fields for COS G130M and G160M, Tom Ake
  • STIS CCD: Housing Temperature, Darks and Charge Transfer Inefficiency, Michael Wolfe

    20 May 2010
    Agenda:

  • INS News, Jerry Kriss
  • Status of Testing the NIRCam Engineering Test Unit (ETU), Kailash Sahu
  • Status of Testing the Fine Guidance Sensor ETU, Pierre Chayer
  • Overview of the JWST Mission CDR, Massimo Robberto

    18 March 2010
    Agenda:

  • INS News, Daniel Lennon
  • CLASH, Marc Postman
  • Galaxy Evolution and Supervocae from a Deep-Wide WFC3 Survey, Harry Ferguson
  • A Panchromatic Hubble Andromeda Survey, Jason Kalirai

    18 February 2010
    Agenda:

  • INS News, Jerry Kriss
  • The "Happy Bunny": Characterizing Long-Wavelength Fringing in WFC3/UVIS, Michael Wong
  • HST Focus Monitoring and Phase Retrieval on WFC3, Sami-Matias Niemi
  • Optimization Strategies for the NIRSpec MSA Planning Tool, James Muzerolle

    21 January 2010
    Agenda:

  • INS News, Jerry Kriss
  • Early Results from the COS Time-Dependent Spectroscopic Sensitivity Programs, Rachel Osten
  • CTE in the Dark: An Empirical Pixel-Based Correction for CTE, Jay Anderson

    2009:

    17 December 2009
    Agenda:

  • INS News, Jerry Kriss
  • Removing Bias Stripes in ACS-R Frames, Norman Grogin
  • WFC3 Astrometric Calibration, Vera Platais

    19 November 2009
    Agenda:

  • INS News, Jerry Kriss
  • Webb Flux Calibration Status, Karl Gordon
  • JWST FGS Guide Star Studies, Sherie Holfeltz
  • Breathing and Focus Field Variations for NICMOS, Deepashri Thatte

    15 October 2009
    Agenda:

  • INS News, Jerry Kriss
  • JWST Dithering: NIRSpec and a Cross-Instrument View, Jason Tumlinson
  • Persistence: Theory and Observations, Mike Regan
  • The Photometric Performance and Calibration of WFC3, Jason Kalirai
  • The Post-Launch Line Spread Function of COS, Parviz Ghavamian

    17 September 2009
    Agenda:

  • The Cycle 17 Long-Range Plan for HST, Dave Adler
  • ACS Status, Norman Grogin
  • STIS Status, Charles Proffitt
  • WFC3 Status, Susanna Deustua
  • COS Status, Tony Keyes

    20 August 2009
    Agenda:

  • INS News, Jerry Kriss
  • ACS Status, Norman Grogin
  • COS Status, Tony Keyes
  • WFC3 Status, Susana Deustua

    16 July 2009
    Agenda:

  • ACS Status, David Golimowski
  • COS Status, Tony Keyes
  • STIS Status, Charles Proffitt
  • WFC3 Status, John MacKenty
  • HST Focus and Pointing, Matt Lallo
  • NICMOS Update, Anton Koekemoer

    21 May 2009
    Agenda:

  • INS Division News, Danny Lennon
  • WFC3 Status, John MacKenty
  • COS Status, Tony Keyes
  • ACS Status, Linda Smith
  • STIS Status, Charles Proffitt
  • EVA5, Batteries, FGS, NOBL, and so long Hubble, Ed Smith
  • NICMOS Status, Anton Koekemoer

    16 April 2009
    Agenda:

  • INS Division News, Jerry Kriss
  • MIRI Dither Patterns, Christine Chen
  • Observing Exoplanets with JWST, Kailash Sahu
  • NICMOS Grism Wavelength Calibration, (Nor Pirzkal)

    19 March 2009
    Agenda:

  • INS Division News, Jerry Kriss
  • New Static DQ Masks for NICMOS, Tomas Dahlen
  • The ACS-R Optimization Campaign Dry Run, David Golimowski
  • Summary of the JWST ISIM CDR, (NOT PUBLISHED)

    19 February 2009
    Agenda:

  • INS Division News, Jerry Kriss
  • Stars for JWST’s Routine Wavefront-Sensing Operations, Jay Anderson
  • FGS1r AMA Adjustment, Ed Nelan
  • Using GSC-II to Guide JWST, Pierre Chayer

    15 January 2009
    Agenda:

  • INS Division News, Jerry Kriss
  • Five Busy Months for FGS, Ed Nelan
  • The NIRSpec Critical Design Review, Tracy Beck

    2008:

    20 November 2008
    Agenda:

  • INS Division News, Jerry Kriss
  • New NICMOS temperature dependent reference files, Tomas Dahlen
  • Two eventful months in the life of HST, Chris Long

    16 October 2008
    Agenda:

  • INS Division News, Jerry Kriss
  • An Update on HST Status, Ken Sembach
  • MIRI VM2 Testing, Scott Friedman

    18 September 2008
    Agenda:

  • INS Division News, Stefano Casertano
  • ACS-R Readiness Status, Marco Sirianni
  • Status of NICMOS and NCS, Anton Koekemoer
  • The Tunable Filter Imager passes its CDR , Alex Fullerton

    21 August 2008
    Agenda:

  • INS Division News, Stefano Casertano
  • The Status of COS Flat Fields, Tom Ake
  • HST Focus Status Entering SMOV, Matt Lallo

    19 June 2008
    Agenda:

  • INS Division News, Stefano Casertano
  • HST Pointing: Some Recent Statistics, Matt Lallo
  • Updated CTE correction formulae for ACS, Marco Chiaberge
  • NIRCam: Status Update, Kailash Sahu

    22 May 2008
    Agenda:

  • INS Division News, Jerry Kriss
  • MIRI Target Acquisition using Faint Sources, Karl Gordon
  • WFC3 Thermal-Vacuum Test #3, Howard Bushouse
  • Status of ACS Repair, Marco Sirianni

    17 April 2008
    Agenda:

  • INS Division News, Jerry Kriss
  • Observing Moving Targets with JWST, Ed Nelan
  • Operations Detector Lab: Status and Issues, Mike Regan
  • Recent Improvements in CALNICA, Tomas Dahlen

    20 March 2008
    Agenda:

  • INS Division News, Jerry Kriss
  • JWST Science Operations from the perspective of a GO/GTO, Alex Fullerton
  • Tracing the JWST Proposal from User Interface to Commanding of an Instrument, Margaret Meixner

    21 February 2008
    Agenda:

  • INS Division News, Jerry Kriss
  • An Unexpected Hysteresis Effect Seen in Hawaii-2RG Detectors, Jay Anderson
  • One-Gyro Science On-Orbit Test & Kalman Filter Sunpoint Safemode Test, Merle Reinhart
  • WFPC2 1-Gyro Test Results, Matt McMaster
  • One-Gyro Operations FGS Observations, Ed Nelan

    17 January 2008
    Agenda:

  • INS Division News, Jerry Kriss
  • The NIRSpec Target Selection Tool, Jeff Valenti and Tom Donaldson
  • The JWST OTE Preliminary Design Review, Roeland van der Marel
  • Bright Earth Persistence in NICMOS, Adam Riess

    2007:

    29 November 2007
    Agenda:

  • INS Division News, Jerry Kriss
  • WFC3 Status, John MacKenty
  • The MIRI Image Slicers, Gillian Wright

    18 October 2007
    Agenda:

  • INS Division News, Jerry Kriss
  • COS Update: The NUV Gratings, Tony Keyes
  • Updates on the ACS-Repair, Marco Sirianni
  • Pyraf/Pipeline Removal of SAA Persistence from NICMOS Data, Elizabeth Barker

    20 September 2007
    Agenda:

  • INS Division News, Jerry Kriss
  • NICMOS Defocus Mode Status, Ilana Dashevsky
  • An Overview of Recent HST Safings, Ken Sembach
  • The Cycle 16 Long-range Plan, Dave Adler

    19 July 2007
    Agenda:

  • INS Division News, Jerry Kriss
  • WFC3 Thermal Vacuum and Detector News, John MacKenty
  • Improving HST Pointing & Astrometry, Matt Lallo
  • The STIS FUV MAMA Dark Current, Charles Proffitt

    21 June 2007
    Agenda:

  • INS Division News, Jerry Kriss
  • Modeling the JWST Point Spread Function, Russ Makidon
  • Floating Windows for Webb Target Acquisition, Mike Regan

    17 May 2007
    Agenda:

  • INS Division News, Jerry Kriss
  • WFC3 Ambient Calibration Results, Howard Bushouse
  • Dither and Drizzling with WFPC2, Max Mutchler
  • WFPC2 Closeout Plan, John Biretta
  • Towards Creation of a JWST Astrometric Reference Field: Calibration of HST/ACS Absolute Scale and Rotation, Roeland van der Marel

    19 April 2007
    Agenda:

  • INS Division News, Jerry Kriss
  • Results of the Cycle 16 HST Peer Review, Brett Blacker
  • ACS/WFC Geometric Distortion and CTE, Vera Kozhurina-Platais
  • JWST FGS-Guider Critical Design Review, Pierre Chayer
  • 15 March 2007
    Agenda:

  • Two-Gyro Performance: Scheduling and Acquisitions, Merle Reinhart
  • Quantum efficiency of a near-infrared array detector , Peter McCullough
  • JWST calibration error budget, Jerry Kriss
  • 15 February 2007
    Agenda:

  • ACS Status Update, Marco Sirianni
  • Update on NICMOS flat-field monitoring, Tomas Dahlen
  • Speckle Interferometer for Measurement of Large Optical Structures, Babak Saif
  • 18 January 2007
    Agenda:

  • ACS WFC Flat-Field Changes, Ron Gilliland
  • The JWST Mid-Infrared Instrument Design Review Status, Margaret Meixner
  • Data Analysis for the JWST/BSTA Test, Warren Hack

  • 2006:

    21 December 2006

    16 November 2006

    19 October 2006

    21 September 2006

    20 July 2006

    15 June 2006

    18 May 2006

    16 March 2006

    16 February 2006

    19 January 2006

    2005:

    15 December 2005

    13 October 2005

    15 September 2005

    21 July 2005

    16 June 2005

    19 May 2005

    21 April 2005

    17 March 2005

    17 February 2005

    27 January 2005

    2004:

    16 December 2004

    21 October 2004

    16 September 2004

    15 July 2004

    17 June 2004

    20 May 2004

    15 April 2004

    18 March 2004

    19 February 2004

    15 January 2004

    2003:

    18 December 2003

    20 November 2003

    16 October 2003

    18 September 2003

    21 August 2003

    17 July 2003

    19 June 2003

    15 May 2003

    17 April 2003

    20 March 2003

    16 January 2003

    2002:

    19 December 2002

    21 November 2002

    19 September 2002

    15 August 2002

    18 July 2002

    27 June 2002

    16 May 2002

    02 May 2002

    18 April 2002

    04 April 2002

    21 March 2002

    21 February 2002