JWST for Scientists

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will be NASA’s next flagship infrared observatory, developed in partnership with ESA and CSA. Accessible to the worldwide scientific community, it will offer scientists the opportunity to observe galaxy evolution, the formation of stars and planets, exoplanetary systems, and our own solar system, in ways never before possible. This website offers scientists information on proposing for time on JWST as well as the capabilities of the observatory's instruments and modes, data analysis tools and software, and news and events.


Webb Telescope for the Public

JWST Observer News

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May 13, 2019
Office of Public Outreach Helps Explain JWST Science
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Screenshot showing ETC workbooks
May 07, 2019
Example Science Program Workbooks Are Now Available in ETC 1.4
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Finalized JWST Cycle 1 proposal schedule
April 25, 2019
The JWST Cycle 1 Proposal Schedule Is Now Finalized
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JWST Press Releases

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April 17, 2019
A “Jellyfish” Galaxy Swims Into View of NASA’s Upcoming Webb Telescope
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March 21, 2019
NASA’s Webb to Explore Galaxies from Cosmic Dawn to Present Day
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February 28, 2019
NASA's Webb Telescope Will Study an Iconic Supernova
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JWST Events

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3 Jun 2019
JWST Master Class Workshop (ESAC venue) Application Due Date

The European Space Agency (ESA) will provide an in-depth Master Class workshop (similar to the STScI Master Class workshop to be held in November 2019) to European astronomers....

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9-13 Jun 2019
JWST at the 234th American Astronomical Society Meeting

The 234th American Astronomical Society (AAS) meeting will include updates and events to help the astronomical community prepare for JWST science. STScI Town Hall Monday,...

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26-30 Aug 2019
Understanding the Nearby Star-forming Universe with JWST

Understanding the way nature assembles matter into stars remains one of the key problems in astrophysics. We know that stars mostly form in clustered systems enshrouded by the densest...

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