JWST Proposal Training - Department of Physics and Astronomy
Program for JWST Proposal Training

The following is a preliminary schedule for the "James Webb in the American Heartland" proposal training workshop.  This is subject to change.

All activities, with the exception of lunch, will take place in the Integrated Science Building (ISB), recently renamed Gray-Little Hall, with talks taking place in room ISB 1146.  Lunch will be provided at no charge in Forum C in the Burge Union building immediately across from the ISB.

  • 8:30 AM: Registration
  • 9:00 AM: Welcome and Logistics
  • 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM: Introduction to JWST Instruments and Capabilities
  • 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM: JWST Observer Tool Tutorial (Interactive demonstration of JWST Exposure Time Calculator & Target Visibility Tools)
  • 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM: Coffee Break
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: JWST Astronomer's Proposal Tool (APT) Tutorial (Interactive)
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Lunch Break [Forum C, Burge Union]
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM: JWST Science Program Interactive Session with Live STScI Help Desk Support (Support from 1:30pm-3:30pm Kansas time).
  • 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM: Coffee Break
  • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM: JWST Proposal Policy and TAC Review Process
  • 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM: Open Discussion Forum


For this workshop, we are adopting the policy of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) that all participants in Society activities will enjoy an environment free from all forms of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.  In pursuit of that ideal, we and the AAS are dedicated to the philosophy of equality of opportunity and treatment for all members, regardless of gender, gender identity or expression, race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion or religious belief, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disabilities, veteran status, or any other reason not related to scientific merit.  Harassment, sexual or otherwise, is a form of misconduct that undermines the integrity of this workshop.  For more information on the AAS Code of Ethics refer to https://aas.org/ethics.


Statement from STScI:

"JWST Master Class graduates offer a valuable service to their local communities by organizing JWST proposal planning workshops. They help potential proposers find the basic information they need to prepare for JWST, and they facilitate the initial learning process. Graduates are not representatives of STScI, and there is no expectation that they will be able to respond to all inquiries and questions. The final authority for all information about JWST science and the proposal process resides with the JWST Documentation System (JDox), the STScIHelpdesk at jwsthelp.stsci.edu, and the JWST science website at jwst.stsci.edu."

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