The Transiting Exoplanet Community Early Release Science Program for JWST

Jacob L. Bean Kevin B. Stevenson Natalie M. Batalha Zachory Berta-Thompson Laura Kreidberg Nicolas Crouzet 1 Björn Benneke Michael R. Line David K. Sing Hannah R. Wakeford Heather A. Knutson Eliza M.-R. Kempton Jean-Michel Désert 2 Ian Crossfield Natasha E. Batalha Julien De Wit Vivien Parmentier 3 Joseph Harrington Julianne I. Moses Mercedes Lopez-Morales Munazza K. Alam Jasmina Blecic Giovanni Bruno 4 Aarynn L. Carter John W. Chapman Leen Decin 5 Diana Dragomir Thomas M. Evans Jonathan J. Fortney 6 Jonathan D. Fraine Peter Gao Antonio García Muñoz Neale P. Gibson Jayesh M. Goyal Kevin Heng 7 Renyu Hu Sarah Kendrew 8 Brian M. Kilpatrick Jessica Krick Pierre-Olivier Lagage 9 Monika Lendl Tom Louden Nikku Madhusudhan Avi M. Mandell Megan Mansfield Erin M. May Giuseppe Morello Caroline V. Morley Nikolay Nikolov 10 Seth Redfield 11 Jessica E. Roberts Everett Schlawin Jessica J. Spake Kamen O. Todorov Angelos Tsiaras Olivia Venot 12 William C. Waalkes Peter J. Wheatley Robert T. Zellem Daniel Angerhausen David Barrado Ludmila Carone Sarah L. Casewell Patricio E. Cubillos Mario Damiano Miguel De Val-Borro 13 Benjamin Drummond Billy Edwards Michael Endl 14 Nestor Espinoza Kevin France 15 John E. Gizis Thomas P. Greene Thomas K. Henning Yucian Hong James G. Ingalls Nicolas Iro 16 Patrick G. J. Irwin Tiffany Kataria 17 Fred Lahuis J. Leconte 18 Jorge Lillo-Box Stefan Lines Luigi Mancini Franck Marchis 19 Nathan Mayne Enric Palle Gaël Roudier Evgenya L. Shkolnik John Southworth Johanna Teske Giovanna Tinetti 20 Pascal Tremblin 21 Gregory S. Tucker 22 Roy Vanboekel Ingo P. Waldmann 23 Ian C. Weaver Tiziano Zingales 20
Abstract : The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) presents the opportunity to transform our understanding of planets and the origins of life by revealing the atmospheric compositions, structures, and dynamics of transiting exoplanets in unprecedented detail. However, the high-precision, time-series observations required for such investigations have unique technical challenges, and prior experience with other facilities indicates that there will be a steep learning curve when JWST becomes operational. In this paper we describe the science objectives and detailed plans of the Transiting Exoplanet Community Early Release Science (ERS) Program, which is a recently approved program for JWST observations early in Cycle 1. The goal of this project, for which the obtained data will have no exclusive access period, is to accelerate the acquisition and diffusion of technical expertise for transiting exoplanet observations with JWST, while also providing a compelling set of representative datasets that will enable immediate scientific breakthroughs. The Transiting Exoplanet Community ERS Program will exercise the time-series modes of all four JWST instruments that have been identified as the consensus highest priorities, observe the full suite of transiting planet characterization geometries (transits, eclipses, and phase curves), and target planets with host stars that span an illustrative range of brightnesses. The observations in this program were defined through an inclusive and transparent process that had participation from JWST instrument experts and international leaders in transiting exoplanet studies. Community engagement in the project will be centered on a two-phase Data Challenge that culminates with the delivery of planetary spectra, time-series instrument performance reports, and open-source data analysis toolkits in time to inform the agenda for Cycle 2 of the JWST mission.
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Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Astronomical Society of the Pacific, In press, pp.submitted PASP 2018
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Jacob L. Bean, Kevin B. Stevenson, Natalie M. Batalha, Zachory Berta-Thompson, Laura Kreidberg, et al.. The Transiting Exoplanet Community Early Release Science Program for JWST. Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Astronomical Society of the Pacific, In press, pp.submitted PASP 2018. 〈hal-01735001〉

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