Policy 10 - Redistribution of Guaranteed Observing Time Among Observers

The observing time allocation guaranteed under AO 01-OSS-05 and NASA-ESA-CSA agreements may be redistributed or combined internally among the selected PIs and scientists by mutual agreement of those affected and the concurrence of the STScI Director and NASA HQ. These concurrences are needed, since such redistribution may affect the planning and scheduling activities of the STScI. Observing time redistribution may not alter the total guaranteed time allocation nor the formula describing its overall distribution in the JWST AO (and thereby does not impact General Observers in any way).

Approved by:

Edward J. Weiler, Associate Administrator, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters.  1/5/2010

Paul Hertz, Chief Scientist, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters. 12/30/2009

Jon A. Morse, Director, Astrophysics Division, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters.   12/7/2009

Eric P. Smith, JWST Program Scientist, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters.  11/30/2009

In accordance with Contract NAS5-03127, Statement of Work, Section A.4, A.5, the following guidelines are policies promulgated by the NASA Associate Administrator (AA) for the Science Mission Directorate (SMD) with regard to the implementation of the JWST science mission. Any reference to JWST Program or Project refers to the NASA JWST Program or Project unless explicitly noted otherwise.


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