JWST sessions to be webcasted at the Jan 2013 AAS meeting In partnership with the AAS, STScI will be webcasting two of the JWST sessions at the Jan 2013 AAS meeting in Long Beach. This includes session 135, "Scientific Opportunities with JWST" on Monday Jan 07th at 2:00 pm and session 318, "The JWST Town Hall" on Wednesday Jan 09th at 12:45 pm. More information on registering for the webcast is available here.
JWST presence at 2013 AAS meeting in Long Beach, CA The JWST team will be at the upcoming American Astronomical Society (AAS) Meeting in Long Beach, CA on Jan. 06-10th, 2012. The JWST booth will be a part of the STScI booth, and will feature new science brochures. Scientists from STScI will be available to answer questions. We will also host a JWST science session on Monday and a town hall meeting on Wednesday.
The JWST team will participate in the Division for Planetary Sciences Annual Meeting in Reno NV on Oct. 14-19th, 2012. The JWST booth will have new science flyers and white papers describing Solar System opportunities, and we will also host a special workshop titled "Planning your Solar System Observations with JWST". The workshop will take place from 9 am to noon on Sunday Oct. 14th, and we encourage all DPS participants to attend. More information is available on the AAS Division for Planetary Sciences Annual Meeting page and also on our own STScI page on JWST Solar System science.
January 2012 AAS Town Hall Presentations JWST town hall presentations from the January 2012 AAS meeting are available on the JWST web site.
TFI is now a Heritage Instrument In July 2011 the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) reluctantly discontinued work on the Tunable Filter Imager (TFI) when it became clear that issues associated with the cryogenic operation of its Fabry-Perot etalon were unlikely to be resolved in time to meet the instrument's delivery schedule. Instead, CSA will provide a reconfigured instrument - the Near InfraRed Imager and Slitless Spectrograph (NIRISS) - that enhances the capabilities of the JWST Observatory while being simpler to fabricate and operate. For more information please look at the NIRISS web site.
JWST presence at 2012 AAS meeting in Austin, TX
The JWST team will be at the upcoming American Astronomical Society (AAS) Meeting in Austin, TX on Jan. 09-12th, 2012. The JWST booth will be a part of the STScI booth, and will feature new science brochures, flyers and multimedia products on the technical progress of the mission, and 3D videos. Scientists from both STScI and GSFC will be available to field questions. We encourage community members to engage the team with ideas on the topic of maximizing the scientific return of the mission.
In addition to the booth, we will host a 1 hour JWST Town Hall on Monday January 9th at 12:45 pm in Ballroom G (Session 119). The Town Hall will feature two short presentations on the status of the JWST project, followed by a science talk by Dr. David Charbonneau (CfA) - "Sniffing Alien Atmospheres with JWST". Ample time will be reserved for comments and questions from the audience.