Supporting Science Operations

In 2009, STScI Director Matt Mountain appointed the JWST Advisory Committee (JSTAC) to advise on the Institute’s readiness to support science operations with JWST, the implementation of NASA’s science policies, and other matters related to the General Observer program. Subsequently, the JSTAC advised STScI Director Ken Sembach. Garth Illingworth was the JSTAC chair. The final meeting of the JSTAC took place in July 2017.

Over the years, the committee wrote more than a dozen letters to the STScI Director. These letters made recommendations for maximizing JWST science, and include topics such as:

  • The Early Release Science program
  • Proprietary time
  • The proposal selection process
  • Observing overheads
  • Parallel observations
  • GO funding level

The JSTAC charter and membership information as well as committee letters and related presentations, are available at the bottom of this page.

 

Committee Meetings

Committee Meetings

JSTAC Meetings

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  1. The 15th Meeting of the JWST Advisory Committee (JSTAC)

    July 6 through 7, 2017 Committee Meetings

    The JSTAC met at STScI on July 6-7 2017. The committee heard updates on the status, schedule, and budget of the JWST program from NASA HQ and GSFC. STScI presented updates on a full range of user support...

  2. The 14th Meeting of the JWST Advisory Committee (JSTAC)

    November 29 through 30, 2016 Committee Meetings

    The JSTAC met at STScI on Nov 29-30 2016.  The committee heard updates on the status, schedule, and budget of the JWST program from NASA HQ and GSFC.  JWST community science support will formally...

  3. The 13th Meeting of the JWST Advisory Committee (JSTAC)

    June 2 through 3, 2016 Committee Meetings

    The JSTAC met at STScI on Jun 02-03rd 2016.  The committee heard updates on the status, schedule, and budget of the JWST program from NASA HQ and GSFC. The Acting NASA Associate Administrator...

  4. The 12th Meeting of the JWST Advisory Committee (JSTAC)

    December 2 through 3, 2015 Committee Meetings

    The JSTAC met at STScI on Dec 02-03rd 2015. The committee heard updates on the status, schedule, and budget of the JWST program from NASA HQ and GSFC, including a presentation on the mirror integration....

  5. The 11th Meeting of the JWST Advisory Committee (JSTAC)

    May 21 through 22, 2015 Committee Meetings

    The JSTAC met at STScI on May 21-22nd 2015. The committee heard updates on the status, schedule, and budget of the JWST program from NASA HQ and GSFC. STScI presented the committee a comprehensive update...

  6. The 10th Meeting of the JWST Advisory Committee (JSTAC)

    December 3 through 4, 2014 Committee Meetings

    The JSTAC met at STScI on Dec 03-04th, 2014. The committee heard updates on the status, schedule, and budget of the JWST program from NASA HQ and GSFC, including an update on CV2 and the sunshield. STScI...

  7. The 9th Meeting of the JWST Advisory Committee (JSTAC)

    April 29 through 30, 2014 Committee Meetings

    The JSTAC met at STScI and GSFC on Apr 29-30th, 2014. During the first day of the meeting at STScI, the JSTAC heard presentations from STScI on the FY14 budget, an overview of the Science and Operations...

  8. The 8th Meeting of the JWST Advisory Committee (JSTAC)

    November 21 through 22, 2013 Committee Meetings

    The JSTAC met at STScI on Nov 21-22nd, 2013. During the meeting, the NASA HQ Acting Program Director, the GSFC Program Manager, and the Senior Project Scientist for JWST each presented updates on the Program...

  9. The 7th Meeting of the JWST Advisory Committee (JSTAC)

    May 8 through 9, 2013 Committee Meetings

    The JSTAC met at STScI on May 8-9th, 2013. The meeting included updates to the committee from NASA HQ, GSFC, and STScI, on the program status and budget, project science, status of the Science Operations...

  10. The 6th Meeting of the JWST Advisory Committee (JSTAC)

    December 10 through 11, 2012 Committee Meetings

    The JSTAC met at STScI on Dec 10-11th, 2012. Several presentations were given, including the status of STScI's readiness for science operations, proactive outreach strategies, SODRM update, and much...

  11. The 5th Meeting of the JWST Advisory Committee (JSTAC)

    May 18, 2012 Committee Meetings

    A webex JSTAC meeting was held on May 18th, 2012 to review the status of JWST. The committee heard presentations from NASA HQ, the STScI Directorate, and the JWST Mission Office at STScI.  More information...

  12. The 4th Meeting of the JWST Advisory Committee (JSTAC)

    June 1 through 2, 2011 Committee Meetings

    The 4th meeting of the JSTAC was held at STScI on Jun 1-2nd, 2011. During the meeting, the committee reviewed the development status of science operations at STScI.  More information is available...

  13. The 3rd Meeting of the JWST Advisory Committee (JSTAC)

    December 1 through 2, 2010 Committee Meetings

    The 3rd meeting of the JSTAC was held at STScI on Dec 1-2nd, 2010. The committee reviewed the recommendations of the ICRP report and NASA's response from Eric Smith and the new Project Manager, Bill...

  14. The 2nd Meeting of the JWST Advisory Committee (JSTAC)

    May 27 through 28, 2010 Committee Meetings

    The 2nd meeting of the JSTAC was held at the STScI on May 27-28th, 2010. The committee reviewed the considerable progress in both the JWST Project and the Science Operating Center development since the...

  15. The 1st Meeting of the JWST Advisory Committee (JSTAC)

    November 4 through 5, 2009 Committee Meetings

    The 1st meeting of the JSTAC appointed by Matt Mountain was held at the STScI on Nov 4-5th, 2009. In addition to hearing briefings on the technical and scientific progress of the project, the JSTAC discussed...

 

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