JWST Early Release Science program

We now are decidedly in the era of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), which announced its first competitive observing allocations for the Cycle 1 Early Release Science Program. The allocation committee has awarded our team, led by Dan Weisz, 27 hours for The Resolved Stellar Populations Early Release Science Program. While much focus of JWST for galaxy science has emphasized high-redshift distant galaxies, JWST also promises significant advancements in observations of resolved stellar populations in nearby low-mass (dwarf) galaxies and star clusters, to understand their star formation histories, stellar initial mass functions, dust extinction, and (combined with HST) proper motions. Congratulations to Dan and the whole team!