JWST for Scientists
The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), NASA's next flagship infrared observatory, developed in partnership with ESA and CSA, successfully launched on December 25, 2021. After deploying in space and alignment and calibration of the mirrors and instruments, JWST began science operations in July 2022.
Accessible to the worldwide scientific community, JWST offers scientists the opportunity to observe galaxy evolution, the formation of stars and planets, exoplanetary systems, and our own solar system, in ways never before possible. This website offers scientists information on proposing for time on JWST as well as the capabilities of the observatory's instruments and modes, data analysis tools and software, and news and events.
MIRI MRS Reduced Count Rate UpdateMay 25, 2023
JWST Observer Events at the 242nd Meeting of the AASMay 12, 2023
JWST at the 242nd American Astronomical Society Meeting
The 242nd American Astronomical Society (AAS) meeting will include updates as the astronomical community prepares for the second year of science with JWST. JWST Proposal Planning...
The First Year of JWST Science Conference
STScI will host a science conference, celebrating the first full year of science with JWST. The conference will feature a broad science program, with invited overview presentations...
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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.