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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

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Resources

JWST Events

  • Webb Office Hours

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    25 Jul 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...

  • Year 2 in Review: Ground-breaking Science Discoveries by JWST

    Year 2 in Review: Ground-breaking Science Discoveries by JWST
    6 Aug 2024

    Speaker: Macarena Garcia Marin (Space Telescope Science Institute/European Space Agency) The James Webb Space Telescope is the largest, most sophisticated telescope ever launched into...

  • Webb Office Hours

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    15 Aug 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...

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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.