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JWST Observer
JANUARY 22, 2021

JWST Observer News in Your Inbox

Get the latest JWST Observer news delivered directly to you.

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JANUARY 22, 2021

The JWST Cycle 1 User Survey Is Closing Soon

Reminder: Please take the survey before it closes on January 31, 2021.

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JANUARY 14, 2021

JWebbinars for Learning JWST Data Reduction and Analysis

Look for JWebbinars, starting in April, to learn about data analysis with JWST.

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JANUARY 6, 2021

Virtual JWST Observer Events at the 237th Meeting of the AAS

STScI will update the community on preparations for JWST science at the 237th virtual meeting of the American Astronomical Society.

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JANUARY 6, 2021

The 7th JSTUC Meeting Focused on Preparation for Science with JWST

Learn more about the latest JSTUC meeting.

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DECEMBER 15, 2020

The JWST Cycle 1 User Survey Is Now Available

Help us improve the JWST proposal process by taking our user survey.

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JWST Cycle 1 submissions by proposal size category
DECEMBER 7, 2020

JWST Cycle 1 General Observer Submission Statistics

STScI received a total of 1173 proposals requesting about 24,500 hours of prime observing time for General Observer (GO) programs. With a total of 6,000 hours available, the oversubscription rate is 4.1.

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JWST science themes
NOVEMBER 25, 2020

The JWST Observer Community Completes Submissions of Cycle 1 Proposals

At least 1170 proposals were received in response to the JWST Cycle 1 Call for Proposals.

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NOVEMBER 12, 2020

Create Dedicated Background Observations for MIRI Coronagraphy

The latest version of APT now makes it possible to create background observations for MIRI coronagraphy.

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OCTOBER 19, 2020

The Exoplanet Characterization ToolKit (ExoCTK) Releases Version 1.1 with Improved Capabilities

Learn about the improved capabilities of ExoCTK, designed to help observers planning JWST transiting exoplanetary observations.

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Gemini infrared image of Jupiter
OCTOBER 7, 2020

JWST Observer Events at the 52nd Meeting of the Division for Planetary Sciences

The 52nd DPS meeting, held virtually, will include a variety of events designed to update and prepare the solar system observer community for JWST science.

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JWST science themes
SEPTEMBER 9, 2020

STScI Releases New Policy for Proposal Deadline Extensions

Following community input, and a recommendation from the JWST Users’ Committee, STScI announces a new policy for requesting an extension of the Cycle 1 proposal deadline in case of unforeseen events.

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SEPTEMBER 1, 2020

Performance Enhancements and Bug Fixes Available in ETC 1.5.2

ETC version 1.5.2 features APT consistency improvements, usability upgrades, and bug fixes.

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JWST science themes
AUGUST 21, 2020

The JSTUC Responds To Community Concerns about the Cycle 1 Proposal Schedule

JSTUC makes recommendations in response to community concerns.

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AUGUST 19, 2020

How To Get Started on JWST Cycle 1 Proposals

Use these resources to help you prepare your JWST Cycle 1 proposal.

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