Science Meetings

JWST at the 50th Annual Division for Planetary Sciences Meeting

Sun 21 Oct 2018
Fri 26 Oct 2018

Knoxville, TN


The James Webb Space Telescope will be prominently supported during the upcoming meeting of the AAS Division of Planetary Sciences, which is going to be held in Knoxville, TN. The meeting will include:


  • JWST Town Hall
  • STScI Booth

JWST Solar System Observers Town Hall

Tuesday, 23 October
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

  • Free event
  • Registration required to plan catering

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is an infrared-optimized telescope that will now be launched to its orbit around the Earth-Sun L2 point in early 2021. JWST has a robust suite of astronomical instrumentation (imaging and spectroscopy) operating from 0.6-28.5 microns. The call for General Observer (GO) proposals is expected to be re-issued in late 2019, with the deadline about 3 months later. At this town hall we will provide a brief overview of JWST instrumentation; a status report on observatory integration and preparations at the science operations center (Space Telescope Science Institute); an overview of the currently planned Guaranteed Time Observer proposals; a summary of observation planning tools; and an overview of use documentation. More details about expected proposal dates and future solar system observer planning workshops will be provided. Our goal is to support the DPS community in preparing and submitting a robust set of observing proposals so that we can all benefit from the capabilities of JWST.

Time Topic Presenter
12:00-12:20 JWST Project Overview/Status Eric Smith
12:20-12:40 Updates To Tools for the Solar System Community John Stansberry and Bryan Holler
12:40-12:55 GTO/ERS Overview and GO Programmatics Stefanie Milam
12:55-1:20 Q&A  

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.