WFIRST 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 can be found by clicking on the "Read More" link.

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5-9 Oct 2020
Conferences Galaxy Formation and Evolution in the Era of the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope
CONFERENCE UPDATE This conference will be held as a fully virtual conference.  We will organize the conference with accessibility for those in other time zones in mind. Our knowledge of galaxy...
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16 Jul 2020
Lectures Roman Exoplanet Imaging Data Challenge
The 2019-2020 ROMAN Exoplanet Imaging Data Challenge is a successful community engagement effort led by the Turnbull Science Investigation Team. It launched in October 2019 and ran for eight months. This...
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18 Jun 2020
Lectures Roman/CGI’s EMCCD Detector
In this talk, Nathan will introduce the Electron Multiplying CCD in the context of the WFIRST Coronagraph, including the functionality of the detector with respect to planet and disk imaging. The steps...
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1-3 Jun 2020
Conferences STScI at the 236th American Astronomical Society Meeting
The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) will be at the Virtual 236th American Astronomical Society Meeting (AAS) meeting with an exhibit booth and several associated events highlighting the missions...
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21 May 2020
Lectures The WFIRST Microlensing Survey for Exoplanets
A primary science goal of the WFIRST mission is to conduct, via a microlensing survey towards the Galactic Bulge, a statistical census of exoplanetary systems from 1 AU to free-floating planets with masses...
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16 Apr 2020
Lectures Three WFIRST Science Cases for Local Volume Galaxies: Milky Way Halo Star Proper Motions, the Edge of M31's Stellar Halo, and Globular Clusters in the Virgo Cluster
I will discuss three sample WFIRST near-field cosmology science cases that all involve studies of the dark matter content, accretion history, and chemical enrichment history of Local Volume galaxies. The...
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19 Mar 2020
Lectures The WFIRST Wide Field Instrument
The Wide Field Instrument is the revolutionary camera that will enable WFIRST to perform like “a hundred Hubbles”, and thereby to perform infrared sky surveys that will help us understand dark...
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20 Feb 2020
Lectures WFIRST Coronagraph Instrument Overview
The WFIRST Coronagraph Instrument (CGI) is a high-contrast imager and integral field spectrograph that will enable the study of gas giant exoplanets and circumstellar disks at visible wavelengths. Future...
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3-8 Jan 2020
Conferences STScI at the 235th American Astronomical Society Meeting
The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) will be at the 235th American Astronomical Society Meeting (AAS) meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii with an exhibit booth and several associated events highlighting...
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18 Sep 2019
Colloquia Science and Space Policy in the Current Era
Context matters. As we go about educating, researching, communicating, and/or supporting science, we must always keep at the back of our mind the political context in which we are doing these things. We...
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5 Sep 2018
Colloquia Microlensing Perspectives on Cool Planet Populations
Microlensing is uniquely capable of studying planets across a wide range of masses at a few AU from their host stars. At the lower masses, these planets are difficult to impossible to find with other techniques....
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23-26 Apr 2018
Symposia The 21st Century H-R Diagram: The Power of Precision Photometry
The Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram has revolutionized stellar physics over the past century. It remains an essential tool in the 21st century for studying stellar properties and behavior. New observing capabilities...
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13-15 Mar 2018
Workshops Science with Precision Astrometry Workshop
Precision astrometry is providing many advances in our understanding of the physics of the local universe. These advances will expand as the HST time baseline increases, the Gaia DR2 catalog is released,...
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11 Oct 2017
Colloquia The Obscured Universe: From Peak Star-Formation to Reionization
Although rare in the nearby Universe, galaxies with extraordinary star-formation rates (100-1000x the Milky Way at >100 Msun/year) represent the typical massive galaxy in the early Universe ~10 billion...
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27 Jun 2017
Lectures Dark Energy and New Worlds: NASA's WFIRST Mission
Speaker: Amber Straughn (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center) Our everyday experience with gravity is that of an attractive force: it pulls things closer. But we’ve discovered a very peculiar...
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