Science Meetings

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Sun 12 Jun 2022
Thu 16 Jun 2022


Pasadena, CA


The 240th American Astronomical Society (AAS) meeting will include updates as the astronomical community prepares for the beginning of JWST science operations.

JWST Town Hall

Tuesday, June 14, 2022
6:30-8:00 p.m. (PDT)

The James Webb Space Telescope is NASA's next flagship infrared observatory, developed in partnership with the European and Canadian Space Agencies. Following launch on December 22, 2021, and a 6-month commissioning phase, the long-awaited flagship observatory will offer the worldwide astronomical and planetary science communities powerful new infrared capabilities for years to come. This Town Hall will look back on commissioning and summarize the activities that have taken place to prepare the telescope for science. We will discuss the science timeline through Cycle 2 and describe the tools available for science analysis. It will feature speakers from the JWST project office and Space Telescope Science Institute, and will provide an opportunity for the community to ask questions and provide feedback.

Speaker Topic
Susan Mullally, STScI Chair
Scott Willoughby, Northrop Grumman Welcome

Jonathan Gardner, NASA GSFC

JWST Project Update

Scott Friedman, STScI 

Commissioning Summary

Christine Chen, STScI

Science Timeline and Looking toward Cycle 2

Susan Mullally, STScI

Preparing for Science Analysis


Catering for this event is being provided by Northrop Grumman.

JWST at the STScI Exhibitor Booth

June 12-16, during regular booth hours (in-person and virtual)

Our expert staff members will be on hand to provide individual assistance on a variety of topics from JWST instrument capabilities, to proposal planning, pipeline products, and data analysis tools. Stop by for:




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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.