AAS236 promotion
MAY 21, 2020

Virtual JWST Observer Events at the 236th Meeting of the AAS

The virtual 236th American Astronomical Society (AAS) meeting will include updates to continue to help the community prepare for JWST science.

STScI Virtual Town  Hall 
Tuesday, June 2; 1:40-2:40 p.m. (EDT)

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 Town Hall will feature:

  • A presentation on the status of STScI missions
  • An update on the JWST Cycle 1 science timeline


JWST at the STScI Virtual Booth
June 1-3, during regular booth hours

The virtual booth will feature the following JWST activities and resources:

  • JWST webinar:  Status of the JWST project and science operations
    Speakers: Jonathan Gardner (GSFC); Klaus Pontoppidan (STScI)
    Date/time: Tuesday, June 2; 9:30-10 a.m. (EDT)

    The JWST project is acutely aware of the widespread disruption to the JWST Observer community caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic. In recognition of the deep challenges faced by many of us, it was decided to postpone the Cycle 1 proposal deadline. The discovery space for JWST remains as exciting as ever, and the JWST team continues to work supporting the community. The Cycle 1 Call for Proposals remains open, as do all the proposal planning tools, help desk, etc. In this webinar, representatives from NASA and STScI will provide an update on the status of the JWST project, how we are handling the pandemic, and ongoing work on the observatory and at STScI as we continue to approach launch, commissioning, and science operations.
  •  JWST experts will be available to answer questions about Cycle 1 proposals during booth hours
  •  Visit the booth to get the Summer 2020 edition of the JWST Pocket Guide

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.