San Antonio, TX
The James Webb Space Telescope will be prominently supported during the 55th annual meeting of the AAS Division of Planetary Sciences (DPS). This meeting will be both in-person and virtual.
Workshop: JWST Cycle 3 Proposal Preparation Session
Sunday, October 1; 10 a.m. -1 p.m. (CDT)
After an amazing first year of science from the James Webb Space Telescope, we are now underway with Cycle 2 and preparing for the third year of science. The JWST Cycle 3 call for proposals was released on August 15, 2023 with a proposal deadline of October 25, 2023. We plan a workshop at the joint DPS-EPSC meeting, giving participants the opportunity to finalize proposals and receive one-on-one technical assistance with JWST experts. This hybrid session will start with a series of short presentations that include a brief overview of the call for proposals, followed by introductions to the proposal tools (APT and ETC). The remaining time will be open for participants to bring specific questions for their proposals, get assistance with tools, and seek advice from JWST experts on proposal optimization and strategy. Common non-confidential questions will be collected and documented for future reference. We encourage all current and future JWST proposers to attend, especially new users. Looking forward to another great year of solar system science with JWST!
JWST Town Hall: Planetary Science and New Discoveries with JWST
Wednesday, October 4; 12:15-1:15 p.m. (CDT)
The James Webb Space Telescope has now been gathering amazing science data for over a year and gone above and beyond its launch capabilities for solar system science by tripling the tracking rate for moving targets and demonstrating incredible dynamic range and capability for our nearest neighbors. With new science results appearing at a rapid rate, the community is now fully engaged with realizing the scientific potential of the observatory for planets in and beyond our solar system. In this town hall, we will review submission and selection statistics from Cycle 2, discuss the on-orbit capabilities demonstrated with innovative science programs, and look forward to the upcoming Cycle 3 proposal deadline (October 25, 2023). We will also include some of science highlights from Cycle 1 program teams. There will be time for questions from the community.
|Cycle 2 stats and operations updates||
|Amazing capabilities||Bryan Holler & Ian Wong|
JWST at the STScI Booth (virtual and in-person)
Sunday, October 1-Friday, October 6; 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 2023 edition of the JWST Pocket Guide .
DPS meeting website: https://aas.org/meetings/dps55
The NASA James Webb Space Telescope, developed in partnership with ESA and CSA, is operated by AURA’s Space Telescope Science Institute.