Science Meetings

JWST at the 234th American Astronomical Society Meeting

Sun 9 Jun 2019
Thu 13 Jun 2019

St. Louis, MO (Union Station)


The 234th American Astronomical Society (AAS) meeting will include updates and events to help the astronomical community prepare for JWST science.

STScI Town Hall

Monday, June 10
7:30-8:30 p.m.
Grand Ballroom A

The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) serves the astronomical community through the operation of multiple NASA flagship missions including Hubble, JWST, and WFIRST, the development of advanced data and science archives, and the dissemination of astronomical information to the broadest public audiences. The STScI Town Hall will consist of a mix of presentations from STScI’s user engagement leads from our missions and related cross-mission activities.

In recognition of the interest the community has in the progress toward launch of the observatory, the town hall will feature a presentation on JWST’s status, including updates on the Cycle 1 science timeline and an overview of how you can prepare for JWST Cycle 1. We will include time for discussion to receive community input regarding new initiatives and to answer questions about our activities in the coming year.

JWST at the STScI Exhibitor Booth

June 10-12, during regular booth hours

We have many resources in the booth to step you through planning observations with JWST. Our expert staff members will be on hand to provide individual assistance on a variety of topics from JWST instrument capabilities to proposal and planning tools (e.g., APT and ETC) to pipeline products and data analysis tools.

Featured at the booth:

  • JWST Observatory and Instrument flyers
  • Astronomer's Proposal Tool demos
  • Exposure Time Calculator demos
  • Virtual Reality demonstrations

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.