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Sun 7 Jan 2024
Thu 11 Jan 2024


New Orleans, LA


The 243rd American Astronomical Society (AAS) meeting will include a variety of events focused on science with JWST as we prepare for Cycle 3.

JWST Town Hall

Wednesday, January 10, 2024
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. (CST)

At the time of the 243rd winter AAS, the James Webb Space Telescope will be well into its second year of normal operations. During this time the observatory has demonstrated excellent performance and delivered high-profile science results across all fields. The community is fully engaged, having already gone through three successful calls for proposals. In this town hall, we will review science highlights, and provide an update on science operations, trending metrics, and the new Data 2 Papers initiative. We will also review the JWST news process and the science timeline for Cycles 2 and 3. There will be ample time for questions from the community.

Chair: Massimo Stiavelli

Speaker Topic
Allison Parlee, Northrop Grumman Introduction

Nancy Levenson, STScI, Interim STScI Director

Welcome and opening remarks

Jane Rigby, NASA GSFC, JWST Senior Project Scientist

JWST Science Highlights

Macarena Garcia Marin, STScI, JWST Project Scientist

JWST Science Operations Update and Data-to-Papers Initiative

Neill Reid, STScI, Science Mission Office

JWST Science Timeline: Cycle 3 and Beyond


Refreshments to be provided by Northrop Grumman Space Systems.

JWST at the STScI Exhibitor Booth

January 7-11, during regular booth hours 

Stop by the STScI booth to meet with staff members who can answer questions on a variety of topics, from JWST instrument capabilities to proposal and planning tools (e.g., APT and ETC). This year, STScI will offer informal “JWST Ask-the-Experts” sessions, which are meant to provide support and guidance regarding pipeline products, calibration issues, and data analysis tools. JWST users are encouraged to join us for these sessions. In addition, a new evergreen digital JWST Pocket Guide will be available. 


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The NASA James Webb Space Telescope, developed in partnership with ESA and CSA, is operated by AURA’s Space Telescope Science Institute.