JWST: Launch, Commissioning, and Cycle 1 Science
The JWST focus meeting, to be held during the 2018 IAU General Assembly, will highlight the science enabled by JWST early in its life cycle and touch on commissioning, Early Release Science (ERS), Guaranteed Time Observer (GTO), and General Observer (GO) programs slated for cycle 1. It also offers an ideal opportunity to inform the international community about the science potential of JWST’s four core instruments.
The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is expected to revolutionize our understanding of the near- to mid-infrared sky by enabling observations with an unprecedented combination of superb angular resolution and sensitivity. Since JWST is a general-purpose observatory, its scientific success is dependent on the broader scientific community to make new discoveries. The 2018 IAU General Assembly will provide an important international platform to inform the broader community about plans for commissioning and Cycle 1 science and what to expect in the near-future for JWST.
During the focus meeting, members of the design team for the four JWST science instruments (MIRI, NIRCam, NIRSpec, and NIRISS) will discuss the science potential of their instruments. Talks and discussion sessions aimed at the broad science topics enabled by JWST, from our solar system to the edge of the universe, will be drawn from contributions from the entire astronomical community. Given the cross-disciplinary and international nature of JWST’s mission, this focus meeting will be the ideal opportunity to discuss the science that will be enabled with JWST in the near-term.
Key topics include:
- The scientific prospects of JWST from within our solar system to the edge of the universe.
- Solar system science with JWST: From the surfaces of asteroids to the atmospheres of giant planets.
- Exoplanet science with JWST: From the birth of planets to the search for life.
- Galactic science with JWST: From the birth and evolution of stars and everything in between.
- Extragalactic science with JWST: From galaxies near to far and first light.
- JWST for all astronomers: Cycle 1 science and future opportunities.
- JWST’s four remarkable instruments and their unique science capabilities.
- Ensuring the science yield of JWST through ground-testing, commissioning, and calibration activities.
Ewine F. van Dishoeck
|2/28/18||Regular abstract submission for oral and poster contributions due|
|5/31/18||Abstract submission for posters due|
|Session I - Webb’s History and Science Instruments
Chair: Stefanie Milam
|10:30-11:00||JWST Science Prospects: A Pre-launch Taste||Ewine van Dishoeck|
|11:00-11:15||The JWST Mid Infrared Instrument (MIRI) and the Science It Enables||Gillian Wright|
|11:15-11:30||NIRCam for JWST: New Science Near and Far||Marcia Reike|
|11:30-11:45||The JWST Near-Infrared Spectrograph (NIRSpec)||Catarina Alves de Oliveira|
|11:45-12:00||Science with NIRISS: The Near-Infrared Imager and Slitless Spectrograph||Chris Willot|
|Session II - Interstellar Matter and Local Universe Science with Webb
Chair: Stan Metchev
|13:30-14:00||Technologies Developed and Challenges Overcome Along the Journey to the James Webb Space Telescope||Eric Smith|
|14:00-14:20||Studying the Evolving Interstellar Medium of Galaxies with JWST||Ciska Kemper|
|14:20-14:35||Galactic Nuclei Studies with JWST||Nora Luetzgendorf|
|14:35-14:50||Ice Feature Spectroscopy in Nearby Molecular Cores with JWST NIRCAM||Klaus Hodapp|
|14:50-15:00||Poster Pop||Poster Presenters|
|Session V - Planetary Systems and Bioastronomy Science with Webb
Chair: Bonnie Meinke
|10:30-11:00||Atmospheric Characterization of Exoplanets with JWST||René Doyon|
|11:00-11:15||JWST Early Release Science Program to Directly Image Extrasolar Planetary Systems||Sasha Hinkley|
|11:15-11:30||The Transiting Exoplanet Community Early Release Science Program for JWST||Kevin Stevenson|
|11:30-11:45||Exoplanet Atmosphere Characterization in the framework of the MIRI European Consortium Guaranteed Time Observations||Pierre-Olivier Lagage|
|11:45-12:00||Exploring the Solar System with JWST||Heidi Hammel|
|Session VI - Webb's Current Status and Looking Toward the Future
Chair: Antonella Nota
|13:30-13:50||The Status and Expected Performance of the James Webb Space Telescope||Jonathan Gardner|
|13:50-14:10||JWST Commissioning from Launch to Science Observations||Mike McElwain|
|14:10-14:30||Overview of Cycle 1 Science||Neill Reid|
|Atmospheric Characterisation of Directly Imaged Exoplanets with JWST/MIRI||C. Danielski, J.L. Baudino, P.O. Lagage, A. Boccaletti, R. Gastaud, A. Coulais, and B. Bézard|
|Detailed Simulation of MOS Deep Field with NIRSpec||Giovanna Giardino, Pierre Ferruit, Jacopo Chevallard, Emma Curtis-Lake, Aurelien Jarno, Peter Jakobsen, Arlette Pecontal, Laure Piqeras, and the JADES collaboration|
|Exploring the Jovian System with JWST||Imke de Pater and Thierry Fouchet; Poster prepared by Al Conrad|
|How To Write a NIRSpec MOS Proposal||Alaina Henry, Diane Karakla, and Tracy Beck|
|JWST Advanced Deep Extragalactic Survey (JADES) NIRSpec+NIRCam Instrument Science Team GTO||Andrew Bunker and the NIRSpec & NIRCam Instrument Science Teams|
|JWST/NIRSpec MOS Observations of Massive Galaxy Clusters||Tim Rawle, Catarina Alves de Oliveira, Stephan Birkmann, Torsten Boker, Pierre Ferruit, Giovanna Giardino, Nora Lützgendorf, Elena Puga, and Marco Sirianni|
|JWST Observations of SN 1987A||Olivia Jones, Margaret Meixner, Patrice Bouchet, Mike Barlow, and the SN1987A MIRI Science Team|
|JWST Wavefront Sensing & Control Operations: Exercising the Science Operations Center||Charles-Philippe Lajoie, Marshall D. Perrin, Carey Myers, Tom Comeau, Trey Kulp, Chris Stark, Matt Lallo, D. Scott Acton, J. Scott Knight, Erin Wolf, and Eric Coppock|
|Science Communication – JWST Edition||Alexandra Lockwood, Bonnie Meinke, Joel Green, Chritine Pulliam, Denise Smith, and Klaus Pontoppidan|
|Simulating JWST Mosaic Imaging Observations||Anton Koekemoer, Alicia Canipe, Dan Coe, Matteo Correnti, Bryan Hilbert, Martha Boyer, Nor Pirzkal, Armin Rest, John Stansberry, Leonardo Ubeda, and Brad Whitmore|
|Solar System Stereoscopy with Hubble and James Webb Space Telescopes||Bonnie Meinke, Joel Green, Johannes Burge, John Stansberry, and Brian May|
|Star Formation in the Extreme Outer Galaxy||Chikako Yasui, Natsuko Izumi, Ryan Lau, Naoto Kobayashi, Masao Saito, and Michael Ressler|
|Studying the High Redshift Universe Combining JWST and the Power of Gravitational Lensing||Rachana Bhatawdekar, Christopher Conselice, Berta Margalef-Bentabol, and Kenneth Duncan|
|Transiting Exoplanets and Their Atmospheres in the Era of JWST||Zouhair Benkhaldoun, Andrew Szentgyorgyi, Ahmed Daassou, Soubkiou Abderahmane, and Jamila Chouqar|
Bonnie Meinke, STScI (USA)
Stefanie Milam, GSFC (USA)
Pierre Ferruit, ESA (Netherlands)
Marijn Franx, Leiden Observatory (Netherlands)
Shude Mao, Tsinghua University (China)
Stan Metchev, Western University (Canada)
Masami Ouchi, University of Tokyo (Japan)
Monica Rubio, Universidad de Chile (Chile)
Monica Tosi, INAF - Bologna Observatory (Italy)