About Scientific Research at STScI
The scientific staff at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) lead world-class investigations that touch every aspect of modern day astrophysics, from observations to theory to data modeling to instrumentation. Their work spans a range of research areas, including the characteristics of our solar system, the habitability of exoplanets, the physics of stellar processes, supernova cosmology as a probe of the expansion rate of the universe, the formation and evolution of galaxies, the demographics and cosmic evolution of massive black holes, and the history of the cosmos as revealed by large-scale structure. They also make use of the world’s flagship observatories, on the ground and in space, which cover the electromagnetic spectrum, from the gamma-ray and X-ray through the sub-millimeter and radio, resulting in hundreds of articles in peer-reviewed journals each year.
STScI's Science Mission Office (SMO) works to enable research, both within the institute and in the astronomical community. This team maintains the internal science infrastructure for STScI research staff, and is responsible for external science policy issues, including the support of the Space Telescope Users Committees, and the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) and James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) telescope allocation processes.
- The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) Newsletter provides news and articles of interest to the general astronomical community; presents updates on the Hubble Space Telescope, the James Webb Space Telescope, the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope, the Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes, and other initiatives; and announces relevant meetings and conferences.