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A JWST science and observation planning workshop co-sponsored by the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) and the Keck Institute for Space Studies (KISS). 

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Remote participation was supported.   Thanks to the 60+ people who joined the workshop on-line.


Final Program and Tutorial Schedule:


Wed Jan 18 to Fri Jan 20 2017


Keck Institute for Space Studies, Caltech, Pasadena, CA

Up to 60 attendees can be accommodated.  Remote participation will also be enabled.

Registration Fee


Travel and Lodging

Registrant List


What are the key experiments with the James Webb Space Telescope that will transform our understanding of star formation and the physical conditions in nearby galaxies?  What observational strategies should be employed to conduct those experiments and advance the broader field of galaxy evolution?  JWST's 6.5m mirror and suite of four science instruments will provide imaging, spectroscopic and coronagraphic capabilities from 0.6 to 28.5 microns, and offer an unprecedented combination of sensitivity and spatial resolution.  With the launch of JWST scheduled for October 2018, and deadlines for early science and first cycle research programs quickly approaching in the next 18 months, this workshop will bring together researchers and JWST technical experts to engage in science and observation planning.  Time will be devoted to both hands-on tutorials with a range of JWST tools, as well as presentation and discussion of science results that motivate the next crucial steps with JWST.  Breakout sessions on the last day can be scheduled by request for prospective Early Release science teams to plan their observations and proposals.

Scientific Organizing Committee

Janice C. Lee (STScI, Caltech/IPAC)

Lee Armus (Caltech/IPAC)

Alessandra Aloisi (STScI)

Karl Gordon (STScI)

Karoline Gilbert (STScI)

Evan Kirby (Caltech) 

Kirsten Larson (Caltech/IPAC)

Suzanne Madden  (CEA - Saclay)

Margaret Meixner (STScI)

Eva Schinnerer (MPIA)

J.D. Smith (U. Toledo) 

  Linda Smith (STScI)





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