European Planetary Science Congress 2017
17–22 September 2017
Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija | Riga | Latvia


Preparing observations for Solar System Science with JWST (public)
Convener: S. Milam 
Tue, 19 Sep, 12:45–15:30  / Room Mercury

Description: The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will have unprecedented sensitivity and angular resolution, and will be the next premier space-based facility for near- and mid-infrared astronomy (0.6-28.5 micron). The 6.5-meter telescope will be equipped with four state-of-the-art instruments which include imaging, spectroscopy, and coronagraphy capabilities. These instruments, along with the telescope’s moving target capabilities, will enable remarkable infrared studies of Solar System objects. JWST is scheduled for launch in October 2018 and is an international collaboration between NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA).
The first call for General Observer (GO) proposals will be released November 30, 2017, with a submission deadline of March 2, 2018.

In this workshop, we will provide a brief status update on the telescope as well as commissioning plans relevant to Solar System observations, review the timeline for proposals, and provide details about the Guaranteed Time Observer (GTO) programs for Solar System science. We will also give a detailed orientation to the proposal planning system, including demonstrations of the Astronomer’s Proposal Tool (APT) and the Exposure Time Calculator (ETC).

JWST proposal-planning for moving targets:

JWST observer resources:

Other links:,+ETC