After the Peer Review Panels and final review by the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) Director, the James Webb Space Telescope Proposal, led by Olivier Berne (IRAP-CNRS, France), “Radiative Feedback from Massive Stars as Traced by Multiband Imaging and Spectroscopic Mosaics” has been approved for the Cycle 1 Director’s Discretionary Early Release Science (DD ERS) Program with 27.8 hours of observation time.
Two members of the team are from our group: Javier R. Goicoechea and Emeric Bron.
A total of 106 proposals requesting 3683.4 hours of observations were submitted in response to the DD ERS Call and 13 Proposals for 460 Hours have been approved by the Director.
The proposal makes a strong case for the role and significance of interstellar photodissociation regions (PDR) observations with JWST, with a plethora of anticipated science-enabling products and templates for the community ahead of Cycle 2, while also anticipating a series of papers on the ERS data.
The JWST launch window is set for March to June 2019.
Congratulations on the success of the proposal and best wishes for your future participation in and contributions to the scientific program of JWST.
Link to the new: Selections Made for the JWST Director’s Discretionary Early Release Science Program
More information (in Spanish):
James Webb, el telescopio más grande para desentrañar el universo (European Space Agency Press Release -in Spanish only-).
El telescopio James Webb se lanzará en 2019 para dar una visión inédita del universo (Agencia EFE)
“Nunca antes hemos enviado una cosa tan grande al espacio” (“La noche de la COPE” interview to Javier R. Goicoechea about the JWST)