Introduction

Supporting Science Operations

In 2009, STScI Director Matt Mountain appointed the JWST Advisory Committee (JSTAC) to advise the STScI on the Institute’s readiness to support science operations with JWST, the implementation of NASA’s science policies, and other matters related to the general observer program. The JSTAC is now advisory to STScI Direct Ken Sembach. Garth Illingworth is the JSTAC chair.  Garth and the members of the committee welcome comments and concerns from future Webb observers.  The JSTAC charter and membership are provided below.

The final meeting of the JSTAC took place in July 2017. 

Over the past few years, the committee has written more than a dozen letters to the STScI Director. These letters make recommendations for maximizing JWST science, and include topics such as:

  • The Early Release Science program
  • Proprietary time
  • The proposal selection process
  • Observing overheads
  • Parallel observations
  • GO funding level

The letters, and a few related presentations, are available at the bottom of this page.

 

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10 Sep 2019
Committee Meetings The 5th Meeting of the JWST Users Committee (JSTUC)
The 5th meeting of the JSTUC was held on September 9-10, 2019.  The committee was updated on the: Status of the project, in addition to reports from various groups Planning and preparation...
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30 Jan 2019
Committee Meetings The 4th Meeting of the JWST Users Committee (JSTUC)
The 4th meeting of the JSTUC was held via teleconference on January 30, 2019.  The committee was updated on: The status of the project The science planning and schedule for Cycle 1 Call...
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27 Jul 2018
Committee Meetings The 3rd Meeting of the JWST Users Committee (JSTUC)
The 3rd meeting of the JSTUC was held via teleconference on July 27, 2018.  The committee was briefed on the: Project status following NASA’s decision to re-schedule for a...
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7-8 May 2018
Committee Meetings The 2nd Meeting of the JWST Users Committee (JSTUC)
The 2nd meeting of the JSTUC was held via teleconference on May 7-8, 2018.  The committee received various briefings related to the JWST program, as well as a first look at the JWST...
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14-15 Sep 2017
Committee Meetings The 1st Meeting of the JWST Users Committee (JSTUC)
The 1st meeting of the JSTUC was held at STSCI on September 14-15, 2017. The committee was welcomed by the STScI Director, the JWST Senior Project Scientist, and representatives of the three space...
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6-7 Jul 2017
Committee Meetings The 15th Meeting of the JWST Advisory Committee (JSTAC)
The JSTAC met at STScI on July 6-7 2017. The committee heard updates on the status, schedule, and budget of the JWST program from NASA HQ and GSFC. STScI presented updates on a full range of user support...
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29-30 Nov 2016
Committee Meetings The 14th Meeting of the JWST Advisory Committee (JSTAC)
The JSTAC met at STScI on Nov 29-30 2016.  The committee heard updates on the status, schedule, and budget of the JWST program from NASA HQ and GSFC.  JWST community science support will formally...
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2-3 Jun 2016
Committee Meetings The 13th Meeting of the JWST Advisory Committee (JSTAC)
The JSTAC met at STScI on Jun 02-03rd 2016.  The committee heard updates on the status, schedule, and budget of the JWST program from NASA HQ and GSFC. The Acting NASA Associate Administrator...
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2-3 Dec 2015
Committee Meetings The 12th Meeting of the JWST Advisory Committee (JSTAC)
The JSTAC met at STScI on Dec 02-03rd 2015. The committee heard updates on the status, schedule, and budget of the JWST program from NASA HQ and GSFC, including a presentation on the mirror integration....
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21-22 May 2015
Committee Meetings The 11th Meeting of the JWST Advisory Committee (JSTAC)
The JSTAC met at STScI on May 21-22nd 2015. The committee heard updates on the status, schedule, and budget of the JWST program from NASA HQ and GSFC. STScI presented the committee a comprehensive update...
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3-4 Dec 2014
Committee Meetings The 10th Meeting of the JWST Advisory Committee (JSTAC)
The JSTAC met at STScI on Dec 03-04th, 2014. The committee heard updates on the status, schedule, and budget of the JWST program from NASA HQ and GSFC, including an update on CV2 and the sunshield. STScI...
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29-30 Apr 2014
Committee Meetings The 9th Meeting of the JWST Advisory Committee (JSTAC)
The JSTAC met at STScI and GSFC on Apr 29-30th, 2014. During the first day of the meeting at STScI, the JSTAC heard presentations from STScI on the FY14 budget, an overview of the Science and Operations...
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21-22 Nov 2013
Committee Meetings The 8th Meeting of the JWST Advisory Committee (JSTAC)
The JSTAC met at STScI on Nov 21-22nd, 2013. During the meeting, the NASA HQ Acting Program Director, the GSFC Program Manager, and the Senior Project Scientist for JWST each presented updates on the Program...
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8-9 May 2013
Committee Meetings The 7th Meeting of the JWST Advisory Committee (JSTAC)
The JSTAC met at STScI on May 8-9th, 2013. The meeting included updates to the committee from NASA HQ, GSFC, and STScI, on the program status and budget, project science, status of the Science Operations...
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10-11 Dec 2012
Committee Meetings The 6th Meeting of the JWST Advisory Committee (JSTAC)
The JSTAC met at STScI on Dec 10-11th, 2012. Several presentations were given, including the status of STScI's readiness for science operations, proactive outreach strategies, SODRM update, and much...
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18 May 2012
Committee Meetings The 5th Meeting of the JWST Advisory Committee (JSTAC)
A webex JSTAC meeting was held on May 18th, 2012 to review the status of JWST. The committee heard presentations from NASA HQ, the STScI Directorate, and the JWST Mission Office at STScI.  More information...
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1-2 Jun 2011
Committee Meetings The 4th Meeting of the JWST Advisory Committee (JSTAC)
The 4th meeting of the JSTAC was held at STScI on Jun 1-2nd, 2011. During the meeting, the committee reviewed the development status of science operations at STScI.  More information is available...
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1-2 Dec 2010
Committee Meetings The 3rd Meeting of the JWST Advisory Committee (JSTAC)
The 3rd meeting of the JSTAC was held at STScI on Dec 1-2nd, 2010. The committee reviewed the recommendations of the ICRP report and NASA's response from Eric Smith and the new Project Manager, Bill...
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27-28 May 2010
Committee Meetings The 2nd Meeting of the JWST Advisory Committee (JSTAC)
The 2nd meeting of the JSTAC was held at the STScI on May 27-28th, 2010. The committee reviewed the considerable progress in both the JWST Project and the Science Operating Center development since the...
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4-5 Nov 2009
Committee Meetings The 1st Meeting of the JWST Advisory Committee (JSTAC)
The 1st meeting of the JSTAC appointed by Matt Mountain was held at the STScI on Nov 4-5th, 2009. In addition to hearing briefings on the technical and scientific progress of the project, the JSTAC discussed...
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