JWST Example Science Programs
Example Science Programs are provided to walk users through all elements of a creating a JWST observing program, from posing a question, to identifying an instrument-specific mode optimized to answer the question, to using the proposal preparation tools to create a valid proposal.
The Example Science Programs below show actual worked science examples for a number of JWST instruments, modes, and combinations of instruments. Each example includes the text description of the program (linked below) and Step-by-step guides to the actual example Exposure Time Calculator (ETC) workbooks and filled-out Astronomers Proposal Tool (APT) files that the user can follow for reference. The text descriptions provide background on the science goals of each program while also walking through some of the technical decision making steps in crafting realistic programs. The ETC Workbooks and the filled-out APT files for each program are available within each of the tools from a pull-down menu (see below). These will allow you to follow along with each example as you read the descriptions. Note the reference numbers column, which provides a numerical ID that spans the listings in both ETC and APT as well as the relevant articles in JDox.
If you have suggestions for additional examples that would be helpful in the future, enter your ideas in a JWST Help Desk ticket.
Example Science Programs by Instrument
Program reference #
Prime Instrument(s) and Template(s)
Parallel Instrument and Template (if any)
Example Science Program Title (Links go to relevant articles.)
|(See other MIRI examples in the Multi-instrument section.)|
NIRCam Time-Series Imaging of HAT-P-18 b
|30||NIRCam Grism Time-Series||---|
NIRCam Grism Time-Series Observations of GJ 436b
NIRCam WFSS Deep Galaxy Observations
NIRSpec MOS Deep Extragalactic Survey
NIRSpec BOTS Observations of GJ 1214b
|27||MIRI Imaging, MIRI MRS, NIRSpec IFU||---|
MIRI Imaging, MIRI MRS, and NIRSpec IFU Observations of SN1987A
|35||MIRI Coronagraphy, NIRCam Coronagraphy||---|
MIRI and NIRCam Coronagraphy of the Beta Pictoris Debris Disk
Each of the example science programs linked above also links to two Step-by-step guide articles, one for creating the ETC information and the other for creating a valid APT file. The actual example ETC workbooks and APT files for each program are available from within each tool, as described below.