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.

JWST Observer News

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JWST Press Releases

View all JWST Press Releases on WebbTelescope.org


JWST Events

  • JWebbinar 32 - JWST Data Analysis with Jdaviz

    JWebbinar 32 - JWST Data Analysis with Jdaviz
    22 May 2024

    This JWebbinar will introduce participants to the Jdaviz visualization package. Presenters will provide examples of the latest developed features available in the various configurations...

  • Webb Office Hours

    Webb Office Hours
    23 May 2024

    The JWST User Community is invited to call into Webb Office Hours to ask questions and directly interact with a team of STScI JWST experts via WebEx. We welcome questions about the...

  • Webb Observations of Planet Formation

    Webb Observations of Planet Formation
    4 Jun 2024

    Speaker: Nicole Arulanantham (Space Telescope Science Institute)


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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.