Webb Team Fights Back (Update)

James Webb Space Telescope Q&A Session: A Town Hall Webinar

"During the webinar, presenters from NASA, the Space Telescope Science Institute, and the astronomical community will describe the current state of the observatory and update attendees on the development of its instruments and other hardware. Presenters will clarify the costs of the mission and address recent media coverage of JWST. The panel will also discuss the science enabled by JWST and the mission's planned observer program. Brief presentations will be followed by a question-and-answer session, during which attendees may submit questions to the panelists. Submit questions for the presenters in advance by e-mail or on Twitter E-Mail: jwstqa@stsci.edu Tweet: Use hashtag #jwstqa"

Keith's note: STScI sources tell me that this event has been moved to Wednesday 21 September and that JWST Program Director Rick Howard from NASA will be a participant. More to follow.

The James Webb Space Telescope--It's Complicated, but so Is Leadership'', Source: Space Telescope Science Institute

"The recent release of NASA's Independent Comprehensive Review Panel report (the Casani report) on the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has understandably caused consternation within the community, and some of our colleagues' sound-bite quotes decrying the state of space astrophysics were quickly circulated in the press and on the Internet. As the dust has settled, it's important to step back for a moment to reflect on why we want to build such an audacious telescope."

- Webb Costs Are Fragmenting The Space & Planetary Science Community, earlier post
- AAS SPD Memo to AGU Heliophysics Section on Webb Costs, earlier post
- Planetary Scientists Express Concern Over Webb Cost Overruns, earlier post
- Webb Cost Overruns Concern AAS Members, earlier post

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