JWST Master Class workshop

Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń

11 - 13 March 2020, Toruń, Poland


The launch of the James Webb Space Telescope is expected in March 2021 and the first call for proposals for general observers will be issued on January 23, 2020 with the proposal deadline on May 1, 2020. The aim of the JWST workshop is to train the astronomical community in JWST capabilities and to prepare for the proposal preparation and submission in Cycle 1.

ESA is coordinating a series of local JWST master class workshops across Europe and here we announce the workshop that will be held on March 11-13, 2020 in the Faculty of Physics, Astronomy, and Informatics of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland. The workshop is organised in close collaboration with Leiden Observatory, the Netherlands, and strongly supported by ESA through the JWST Master class workshop.

The topics of the workshop include in particular:

  • Status and JWST instruments
  • Proposal Tools and observing science modes
  • Hands-on sessions including a special training in moving targets
  • Cycle 1 call for proposals and tips on how to write a successful proposal

Astronomers from Poland and abroad are kindly invited to register for the workshop. The deadline for registration is February 14, 2020. The number of workshop participants is limited to 40. In case the registrations exceed the workshop capacity we will need to make a selection with a waiting list.

Community support for the workshop and its organisation is provided by the following organisations:

  • Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center, Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw
  • Polish Astronomical Society
  • Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń
  • Aleksander Jabłoński Foundation