Roman Events

Events inspired by or relevant to the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope mission are organized by STScI and other partners of the Roman Space Telescope project

Archived presentations and webcasts from conferences, workshops, and lectures organized by and held at STScI are available below. Use the filter bar to search by specific event criteria including Type, Keyword, and/or Date. Click the Submit button to generate the query. Information and resources for each event, including links to view the presentations (when available), can be found by clicking on the "Read More" link.

IPAC's Roman website  also maintains an extensive listing of Roman-related conferences and meetings by all project partners. 


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  1. Roman Space Telescope

    September 3, 2024 Lectures

    Speaker: TBD

  2. Roman at the 243rd American Astronomical Society Meeting

    January 7 through 11, 2024 Science Meetings

    The 243rd American Astronomical Society (AAS) meeting will include a variety of events focused on science with Roman.

  3. The Detection of M-L-T-Y Dwarfs Belonging to our Milky Way Disks and Stellar Halo with the Roman Space Telescope

    October 19, 2023 Lectures

    How many low-mass stars are in the Milky Way? And where are these low-mass stars and free-floating planet-like objects in our Galaxy? One can use the High Latitude Survey with the Roman Space Telescope...

  4. History of the Roman Observatory Design, and Current Build Status

    September 21, 2023 Lectures

    This talk presents the history of the design of what is now the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope observatory. Significant evolution from the 2010 Astrophysics decadal submission to flight is traced, with...

  5. Nancy Grace Roman and the Roman Space Telescope

    June 22, 2023 Lectures

    Speakers: Joan Gordon and Rachael Beaton (Space Telescope Science Institute) In coordination with the science conference "Roman Science Inspired by Emerging JWST Results," two guest speakers...

  6. Roman Science Inspired by Emerging JWST Results

    June 20 through 23, 2023 Conferences

    The Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope, planned to launch in late 2026, will provide a simultaneous field of view 100 times larger than that of JWST and 200 times larger than that of HST+WFC3/IR, sensitivity...

  7. Roman at the 242nd American Astronomical Society Meeting

    June 4 through 8, 2023 Science Meetings

    Roman staff will be present at the 242nd AAS meeting providing updates on the status of the observatory to the astronomical community. Roman at the STScI Exhibitor Booth June 4-8, 2023 During regular...

  8. Roman Coronagraph Instrument Deformable Mirrors

    May 18, 2023 Lectures

    One of the Roman Coronagraph’s critical enabling technologies is its deformable mirror(s). There are two deformable mirrors on Roman, allowing the coronagraph active control over the wavefront error...

  9. Measuring the Masses of Exoplanets and Compact Objects with the Roman Galactic Bulge Time Domain Survey

    April 20, 2023 Lectures

    The Roman Galactic Bulge Time Domain Survey (GBTDS) will detect more than 30,000 gravitational microlensing events across six observing seasons. It is expected that over 1,000 exoplanets, a few hundred...

  10. Spectral Characterization of the Roman Space Telescope Grism and Prism Slitless Spectrometers

    February 16, 2023 Lectures

    The RST Grism and Prism assemblies will provide the Wide-Field Instrument (WFI) with the ability to perform slitless, multi-object spectroscopy across the complete field of view. These optical elements...

  11. Uncovering the Galactic Black Hole Population with Gravitational Microlensing

    January 19, 2023 Lectures

    There are expected to be 100 million black holes (BHs) in the Milky Way, although until recently mass measurements existed for only two dozen or so in X-ray binary systems. However, a substantial fraction...

  12. Roman at the 241st American Astronomical Society Meeting

    January 8 through 12, 2023 Conferences

    The 241st American Astronomical Society (AAS) meeting will include updates on the status of the observatory, an exhibit booth, hyperwall talks, town halls, and splinter sessions. Nearby Galaxies...

  13. The Keck Wide-Field Imager: Optical Partner to Roman

    November 17, 2022 Lectures

    The Keck Wide-Field Imager (KWFI) is a 1 degree diameter field of view imager for the Keck telescopes that will be the most powerful wide-field optical imager on Earth or in space for the foreseeable future....

  14. Promises and Challenges of the Roman Microlensing Survey

    October 20, 2022 Lectures

    The Roman microlensing survey is expected to detect thousands of cold planets and will revolutionize our understanding of the exoplanet demographics, as well as planet formation mechanisms. I will present...

  15. Mechanical and Thermal Design of the Coronagraph Instrument

    September 15, 2022 Lectures

    The Coronagraph Instrument is one of two payloads onboard the Roman Space Telescope, and is planned as a technology demonstration of space coronagraph technology for future Exo-Planet missions. In order...


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