Europlanet Science Congress 2021
Virtual meeting
13 – 24 September 2021
Europlanet Science Congress 2021
Virtual meeting
13 September – 24 September 2021

SMW3

Pro-AM collaborations (II): JWST and the exploration of Giant Planets

The forthcoming James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will be observing all four giant planets during the first cycle of operations in 2022-23. Spectral, spatial, and temporal context observations from professional and amateur facilities will be an essential component of the wider programme, particularly for rapidly-evolving atmospheric, auroral, and impact-related phenomena that might be witnessed by JWST. This splinter session will supplement the Pro-Am Juno/Jupiter session, and will be an opportunity to discuss collaborative programmes observing Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.

The session will feature presentations on the expected rich datasets from JWST, the sources of variability in Ice Giant observations, the need for contemporaneous multi-wavelength imaging in 2022-23, and the challenges faced by amateur observers of Uranus and Neptune.

Public information:

The forthcoming James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will be observing all four giant planets during the first cycle of operations in 2022-23. Spectral, spatial, and temporal context observations from professional and amateur facilities will be an essential component of the wider programme, particularly for rapidly-evolving atmospheric, auroral, and impact-related phenomena that might be witnessed by JWST. This splinter session will supplement the Pro-Am Juno/Jupiter session, and will be an opportunity to discuss collaborative programmes observing Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.

The session will feature presentations on the expected rich datasets from JWST, the sources of variability in Ice Giant observations, the need for contemporaneous multi-wavelength imaging in 2022-23, and the challenges faced by amateur observers of Uranus and Neptune.

Convener: Leigh Fletcher
Fri, 24 Sep, 17:30–19:00 (CEST)
Public information:

The forthcoming James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will be observing all four giant planets during the first cycle of operations in 2022-23. Spectral, spatial, and temporal context observations from professional and amateur facilities will be an essential component of the wider programme, particularly for rapidly-evolving atmospheric, auroral, and impact-related phenomena that might be witnessed by JWST. This splinter session will supplement the Pro-Am Juno/Jupiter session, and will be an opportunity to discuss collaborative programmes observing Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.

The session will feature presentations on the expected rich datasets from JWST, the sources of variability in Ice Giant observations, the need for contemporaneous multi-wavelength imaging in 2022-23, and the challenges faced by amateur observers of Uranus and Neptune.