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Sun 2 Oct 2022
Fri 7 Oct 2022


London, Ontario and virtually anywhere


The James Webb Space Telescope will be prominently supported during the 54th annual meeting of the AAS Division of Planetary Sciences (DPS). This meeting will be both in-person and virtual.

Workshop: Solar System Science Data Analysis and Cycle 2 Proposals with JWST

Sunday, October 2; 9 a.m. -1 p.m. (EDT)

In late 2021, scientific innovation took the next step on the journey into space. The James Webb Space Telescope was launched into space on an Ariane 5 rocket from French Guiana on Christmas Day (25 December 2021). JWST has unprecedented sensitivity and angular resolution, and will be the premier space-based facility for near- and mid-infrared astronomy (0.6-28.5 micron) for the next decade or more. The 6.5-meter telescope is equipped with four state-of-the-art instruments which include imaging, spectroscopy, and coronagraphy. These instruments, along with the telescopes moving target capabilities, have begun to return amazing spectra and images of our Solar System, some of which are now accessible for the broader scientific community.  

The second call for General Observer (GO) proposals will be released on 15 November 2022, with a submission deadline of 27 January 2023.  

In this workshop, we will provide a brief status update on the observatory, performance and capabilities and highlight early science observations now available for JWST. After a tutorial on how to access these data and an overview of the data analysis tools, we will give a detailed orientation to the proposal planning system. This will include demonstrations of the Astronomers Proposal Tool (APT) and the Exposure Time Calculator (ETC) relevant for Solar System proposals.

This workshop is sponsored by Ball Aerospace.


Time Topic Presenter
9:00-9:15 Welcome and Ball Aerospace welcome Sarah Lipscy and Heidi Hammel
9:15-9:30 JWST overview and highlights

Stefanie Milam and John Stansberry

9:30-10:15 ETC

Bryan Holler

10:15-11:00 APT Shelly Meyett and Tony Roman
11:00-11:30 Break
11:30-1:00 DMS and MAST Bryan Holler and John Stansberry

JWST Town Hall

Wednesday, October 5; 12-1 p.m. (EDT)

At this Town Hall, we will provide the community with an overview and status of the observatory, describe its capabilities and performance, and outline specific details for Solar System observations. We will also highlight some of the early science observations and describe programs already available to the community. Our goal is to fully engage the Solar System community to provide them with the tools they need for planning the second year of planetary science observations with JWST.


Topic Presenter
Welcome Stefanie Milam
JWST success!

Eric Smith

JWST Solar System GTO for you!

Heidi Hammel

ERS update

Imke de Pater

JWST capabilities update

Bryan Holler

Cycle 2 Stefanie Milam

JWST at the STScI Booth (virtual and in-person)

Sunday, October 2-Friday, October 7; during exhibit hours

At the STScI booth, experts will be available to answer questions about JWST data analysis tools, and you can browse the Summer 2022 edition of the JWST Pocket Guide and JWST Solar System Guides.


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