Planning Solar System Observations with JWST

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 *Registration and Abstract submissions must be submitted by October 15th*


This workshop will assist solar system scientists to correctly plan JWST General Observer (GO) proposals for Cycle 1. Invited talks and contributed posters will address a range of solar system science applications. Plenary presentations by JWST project personnel will introduce the planning tools (Astronomer’s Proposal Tool (APT), Exposure Time Calculator (ETC), the ETC python engine, Pandeia, and general Target Visibility Tool (TVT)), and summarize key aspects of the observatory and instruments. Observations approved for Guaranteed Time Observers and through the Early Release Science Program, which cannot be duplicated in GO programs will be summarized.  Hands-on sessions will allow participants to gain experience using the tools in an environment where questions can be answered immediately by experienced staff. The workshop is timed to support JWST cycle 1 open time proposals, which are expected to be due in February, 2018. This workshop will be convened at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, MD. A very similar workshop will be held in December at ESTEC, Netherlands. Participation at the STScI workshop is limited to 70, with no restriction on nationality.

 Invited Speakers:

Neil Dello Russo (JHU/APL) - Comets
Perry Gerakines (NASA/GSFC)  -  Laboratory
Katherine de Kleer (Caltech) - Large Satellites
Conor Nixon (NASA/GSFC)  -  Titan
Silvia Protopapa (University of Maryland)  -  TNOs
Anne Verbiscer (U. Virginia)  -  Small Satellites
Michael Wong (U.C. Berkeley)  -  Giant Planets

If you have any questions, please John Stansberry ( or Stefanie Milam  ( .



  • When

  • November 13, 2017 - November 15, 2017
    9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Eastern Time

  • Where

  • Space Telescope Science Institute
    3700 San Martin Drive
    Baltimore, Maryland 21218


STScI has obtained a block of discounted hotel rooms for Participants at the Doubletree Inn at the Colonnade.  To obtain a discounted room,  Click on the Hotel Recommendations Tab on the left under the dark highlighted area "Practical Information" and that will bring you to the hotel reservation information page.

The group code is:  PPS

The special room rate will be available until 10/14/17 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.


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