JWST for Scientists

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will be NASA’s next flagship infrared observatory, developed in partnership with ESA and CSA. Accessible to the worldwide scientific community, it will offer scientists the opportunity to observe galaxy evolution, the formation of stars and planets, exoplanetary systems, and our own solar system, in ways never before possible. This website offers scientists information on proposing for time on JWST as well as the capabilities of the observatory's instruments and modes, data analysis tools and software, and news and events.


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JWST Observer News

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Illustration of JWST's science themes
March 28, 2019
Call for Applications to the JWST Master Class
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Image showing the redesigned JWST Observer home page
March 25, 2019
JWST Observer Website Will Relaunch with a New Design
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simulation of the LMC astrometric field with the F770W filter
March 19, 2019
Use MIRISim to Create Simulated JWST MIRI Data
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JWST Press Releases

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April 17, 2019
A “Jellyfish” Galaxy Swims Into View of NASA’s Upcoming Webb Telescope
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March 21, 2019
NASA’s Webb to Explore Galaxies from Cosmic Dawn to Present Day
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February 28, 2019
NASA's Webb Telescope Will Study an Iconic Supernova
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JWST Events

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9-13 Jun 2019
JWST at the 234th American Astronomical Society Meeting

The 234th American Astronomical Society (AAS) meeting will include updates and events to help the astronomical community prepare for JWST science.

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26-30 Aug 2019
Understanding the Nearby Star-forming Universe with JWST

Understanding the way nature assembles matter into stars remains one of the key problems in astrophysics. We know that stars mostly form in clustered systems enshrouded by the densest...

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15-20 Sep 2019
JWST at the 51st Annual Division for Planetary Sciences Meeting (Joint with EPSC)

The Joint EPSC-DPS Meeting covers a broad area of science topics related to planetary science and planetary missions. It will include oral and poster sessions, and take place a...

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