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 this question posed, and using the various 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 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.
Additional programs will be added in future updates.
Example Science Programs by Instrument
Program reference #
Prime Instrument(s) and Template(s)
Parallel Instrument and Template (if any)
Example Science Program Title