visual outline of the three key steps of going from detector pixels to stellar spectra, from stellar spectra to fitted planetary features, and from fitted planetary features to inferred properties of planetary atmospheres

Spring 2022:
ERS Post-Launch Data Challenge #1: Simulated Data

The Transiting Exoplanet Community ERS team is conducting a data challenge exercise based on simulated data during the JWST commissioning period. The event will be held March 21-23, 2022 in-person at Baltimore, MD, USA and Heidelberg, Germany, with opportunities for remote participation.

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Future Workshops

We plan to hold two data challenge workshops after JWST's launch both (1) to test instrument-specific analysis and interpretation tools on end-to-end simulations of the ERS datasets and (2) to present and compare independent analyses of the actual Early Release Science observations. The dates of these meetings were planned to be tied to JWST's launch, which happened in December 2021.

Previous Workshops