ESA JWST Master Class Workshop

Bern, Switzerland

23-24 March, 2020

23-24 March, 2020

ESA JWST Master Class Workshop

The Swiss edition of the ESA JWST Master Class for researchers based in Switzerland will be held at Universität Bern on Monday and Tuesday, 23rd and 24th of March, 2020. During this 2-day workshop the participants will receive dedicated JWST training: proposal planning tools, resources, and documentation with an eye on the preparation of proposals for the JWST Cycle 1.

Venue: Kuppelraum (#501), Hauptgebäude of Universität Bern
Hochschulstrasse 4, 3012 Bern

Registration deadline: 3 February, 2020.
There are no registration fees associated with this workshop, but your registration is binding.
If you are not affiliated to a Swiss institute, please contact Maria Drozdovskaya to inquire about the possibility of participating in this workshop.

UPDATE: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the in-person workshop has been cancelled. The online replacement mechanisms are being directly communicated to the registered participants.

Tentative Program
(final program will be made available in early February)

Day 1 (10:00 - 18:00)

Overview of the workshop and the training package
Mission status
Cycle 1 Call for Proposals details
Available proposal tools
Available observing science modes
Proposals preparation roadmap
Hands-on session: Exposure Time Calculator (ETC) and Astronomer's Proposal Tool (APT)

Day 1 Evening (19:00 - ...)

JWST-themed Astronomy on Tap (AoT) at ONO

Day 2 (09:00 - 15:00)

JWST observing modes:
A selection of the following modes will be discussed (depending on the feedback through the participant registration form): Imaging, Integral Field Spectroscopy (IFS), Multi-Object Spectroscopy (MOS), Slit Spectroscopy, Wide Field Slitless Spectroscopy (WFSS), Coronagraphy, Time Series Observations (TSO), Aperture Masking Interferometry (AMI), Moving Targets, Parallels
Science highlights to-be with the JWST (selected talks from organizers and participants)
Tips for a successful proposal


  • Maria Drozdovskaya (UniBe)
  • Adrian Glauser (ETHZ)
  • Polychronis Patapis (ETHZ)
  • Monika Lendl (UniGe)
  • Sarah Kendrew (STScI/ESA)