The James Webb Space Telescope

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News and Highlights


JWST cycle 1 proposal schedule update (copy of an announcement issued by STScI on the 1st of June 2020, see here for the original announcement).

The novel coronavirus COVID-19 has changed almost every aspect of our lives. Significant uncertainties persist with regard to how the situation will evolve over the summer and fall.

Under those circumstances, and after consulting with the JWST Users Committee, STScI, NASA, ESA and CSA have decided to delay announcing a formal schedule for JWST Cycle 1 GO/AR proposals.  We anticipate providing a further update on the schedule in mid- to late-July. For planning purposes, STScI is exploring options for a proposal deadline in the fall with the Telescope Allocation Committee meeting in early 2021. The JWST launch schedule is evaluated independently by NASA. 

Recognising the challenges faced by the community, we will give at least twelve (12) weeks notice of the revised Cycle 1 proposal deadline. The JWST Call remains open and all proposal preparation tools and documentation continue to be available.

These remain stressful times for all of us. We wish the best to all members of our community and their families, particularly those affected directly by the pandemic.   As always, please contact the jwst helpdesk if you have any questions.

JWST mission status:  for information about the status of the JWST mission, please check the news section of the NASA JWST web site.

 

ESA JWST Master Class - LIST OF THE LOCAL WORKSHOPS

Updated 02 June 2020

Most of the training workshops for the preparation to the JWST cycle-1 proposal call have now been completed either through face-to-face or on-line meetings. We wish to thank the local organisers for the efforts and the energy they put into the organisation of these workshops in a very difficult context.

The few remaining workshops are currently on stand-by and will take place closer to the proposal deadline. The full list of Master Class workshops in Europe can be found here.

 

News and Highlights - Archive

The mission

JWST newsletter

JWST's instruments

JWST is a joint NASA/ESA/CSA mission

 

Mission Status:

Launch in March 2021

(NASA will review the JWST mission schedule in July)

EVENTS ( IN EUROPE ):

ESA JWST Master Class series - most of the training workshops for the preparation to the JWST cycle-1 proposal call have now been completed either through face-to-face or on-line meetings The few remaining workshops are currently on stand-by and will take place closer to the proposal deadline. The full list of Master Class workshops in Europe can be found here.

 

More complete list of events maintained by STScI: here.


HIGHLIGHTS IN Images:

 

28 August 2019 - The two halves of the James Webb Space Telescope have been connected for the first time!

(Credit: NASA/Chris Gunn)

Highlights in images - Archive