ann1911 — Announcement

Registration and Abstract Submissions Open for the Science with the Hubble and James Webb Space Telescopes Conference VI

25 October 2019

We are excited to announce the sixth conference in the series Science with the Hubble and James Webb Space Telescopes — Entering a golden age for UV - Optical - IR astronomy,  sponsored by ESA in collaboration with the University of Stockholm. It will be held in Stockholm, at the Hotel Hasselbacken, between 30 March and 3 April 2020.

Next April, we will celebrate Hubble’s 30 splendid years of scientific contributions to all branches of astronomy. At the same time, the countdown is accelerating towards the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope, planned for March 2021. Webb’s unique combination of sensitivity, near- and mid-infrared wavelength coverage and spatial resolution promises to revolutionise our view of the Universe. 

Working in synergy, these two observatories will push the boundaries of knowledge against the backdrop of a rapidly evolving astronomical landscape. In space, GAIA will soon have completed its nominal high-precision astrometric and photometric census of the Milky Way. TESS is already discovering multitudes of exoplanet candidates around the nearest stars, triggering a cascade of follow-up observations. Some of them are already planned for CHEOPS, which will be launched shortly. The JWST will then do the spectroscopic follow-up. We are also only a few years away from the launch of Euclid and its quest to derive the geometry of the Universe. On the ground, ALMA is delivering exciting results and the ELT is expected to see first light in 2025, providing follow-up to the first two cycles of JWST observations. The second half of the decade will be further enriched by a suite of major new space missions; WFIRST will probe the expansion of the Universe in the near-infrared, followed by PLATO and ARIEL, detecting and characterising exoplanets, and ATHENA and LISA probing the high-energy Universe.

In this exciting context, this conference will have these goals:

  • Celebrating Hubble’s 30-year scientific legacy and showcasing its latest results across all branches of astronomy. 
  • Challenging the community to think about and present how  best to utilise Hubble and Webb together and in combination with other facilities in space or on the ground. 
  • Looking further into the future, posing the scientific questions that will shape the field of astrophysics in the next decade. 

The conference will last 3.5 days, from Monday morning (30 March) to lunchtime on Thursday (2 April), inclusive. The scientific program will be a combination of invited talks and contributed talks. Contributed talks will be selected from the submitted abstracts. 

We encourage you  to submit contributions that present new Hubble results and/or effectively address the synergy between Hubble and JWST and/or other  existing and future facilities from the ground and space.

On the Thursday afternoon, a JWST Master Class Workshop will be held, to continue through Friday (3 April). Conference participants are encouraged to attend the JWST Master Class Workshop, at no additional cost. The Workshop will provide tools and information to help with the submission of a JWST proposal.

Registrations are now open

The abstract submission deadline for contributed talks and posters is 22 November 2019.
For additional information and registration, please refer to this page.

See you all in Stockholm!


Antonella Nota
ESA HST Project Scientist,
STScI Baltimore, USA

Bethany Downer
ESA/Hubble, Public Information Officer
Garching, Germany

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Event banner for the 2022 event “Science with the Hubble and James Webb Space Telescopes VI. Entering a golden age for UV-Optical -IR space astronomy”.
Event banner for the 2022 event “Science with the Hubble and James Webb Space Telescopes VI. Entering a golden age for UV-Optical -IR space astronomy”.

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