Planning Solar System Observations with JWST - STScI venue

Mon 13 Nov 2017
Wed 15 Nov 2017

Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)
3700 San Martin Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218

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Have questions? Please contact Flory Hill.


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 will address a range of solar system science applications. Plenary presentations by JWST project personnel will introduce the planning tools (Astronomer’s Proposal Tool (APT), Exposure Time Calculator (ETC), the ETC python engine, Pandeia, and general Target Visibility Tool (TVT)), and summarize key aspects of the observatory and instruments. Observations approved for Guaranteed Time Observers and through the Early Release Science Program (which cannot be duplicated in GO programs) will be summarized. Hands-on sessions will allow participants to gain experience using the tools in an environment where questions can be answered immediately by experienced staff. The workshop is timed to support JWST Cycle 1 open time proposals, which are expected to be due in February 2018.

Planning Solar System Observations with JWST - STScI venue Materials

November 13, 2017 - November 15, 2017

For technical assistance, please contact the JWST Help Desk.

The NASA James Webb Space Telescope, developed in partnership with ESA and CSA, is operated by AURA’s Space Telescope Science Institute.