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The Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope project is organizing a virtual community workshop on November 15-19, 2021. Anyone interested in learning about the status of the Roman mission and its very broad range of science capabilities is invited to attend. The workshop goal is to share with the astronomical community the extensive work that has been done by the outgoing Roman science investigation teams to provide scientific support for mission design activities. The workshop will focus on science with the Wide-Field Instrument, with a separate session about the coronagraph technology-demonstration instrument occurring in late October.
Roman is a NASA Astrophysics Observatory featuring a 2.4m near-infrared-optimized telescope with a wide-field survey instrument and a coronagraph technology-demonstration instrument. Roman is due to launch in the mid 2020s and will address many fundamental questions in the areas of cosmology, exoplanets, and infrared survey astrophysics. In 2015, NASA selected eleven science investigation teams, comprising over 300 people, that span a broad range of astrophysical subfields (including, e.g., cosmology, exoplanets, galaxy evolution, stellar populations, and archival research methods). These teams have contributed significantly to shaping the current mission design and operations concept. Their work is now complete, and new science opportunities will be solicited by NASA in early 2022.
The workshop will start with a project overview of the mission and its status, and the capabilities being developed by the mission’s science operations and support centers. Each science investigation team will then share their Roman-related activities and results, which include:
By sharing this information, future science community activities will be able to leverage the knowledge and tools that have already been developed. The actual implementation of Roman’s core surveys remains to be defined through an open, community-driven process.
This meeting will be held as a virtual event with all welcome.
Presenters and Science Chairs will need to download the BlueJeans Events app, which is NOT the same as Bluejeans. They can obtain the app for free from Bluejeans’ website at:
For Apple computers, Presenters and Science Chairs will need give the app permissions for “Screen Recording” — this is just Apple’s way of saying screen sharing. They can do this by going to System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy (tab on the far right). Then scroll in the left window down and click on “Screen Recording”, unlock their computer in the lower left and add the BlueJeans Events app in the rightmost window. Over the years with the OS changes, the precise way of adding an app has changed, so I can’t say more. It is possible that Windows and/or Linux machines have a similar requirement, but this underscores the importance of the ready room.
Attendee: On the day that a Presenter or Science Chair will only be watching, they should log in with as an “Attendee” using this URL: https://primetime.bluejeans.com/a2m/live-event/jgeyzxhq
But there are other ways for joining as an “Attendee”:
a) Open this link : https://primetime.bluejeans.com/a2m/live-event/vjbquaqw
b) Download the app if you don’t have it already
c) Enter event ID to join : vjbquaqw
a) Dial one of the following numbers :
+1 (408) 740-7256 (US)
+1 (888) 240-2560 (US Toll Free)
+1 (408) 317-9253 (Alternate US Number)
b) Enter Meeting ID : 902434255 and Passcode : 2148 followed by # to confirm.
Russell Ryan (firstname.lastname@example.org) 410-338-4352
Max Mutchler (email@example.com) 410-338-1321