If you are working on press-worthy science that relates to future Roman WFI science, we invite you to share your work with Brandon Lawton - - Project Scientist, Roman Science Communications.  

Brandon will be at the STScI booth and will work with the Roman partners to share your exciting science with the world!

Roman Events at the 242nd AAS Meeting

LocationTitle Date and Time (MDT)

Ballroom C

NASA Town Hall

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

Exhibit Hall 3

Exhibitor Theater

Big Data, Big Science: Overview of the Roman Space Telescope

(Tyler Desjardins)

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Exhibit Hall 3

iPoster 230.01

The Roman Space Telescope Science Operations Center:  Wide Field Instrument Data Processing and Products

(Tyler Desjardins, Andrea Bellini, and Javier Sanchez)

Instrumentation for Space Missions session

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Exhibit Hall 3

iPoster 230.02

The Roman Space Telescope Science Operations Center:  News and Updates

(Javier Sanchez et al.)

Instrumentation for Space Missions session

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Exhibit Hall 3

iPoster 230.03

The Roman Space Telescope Science Operations Center:  Simulation Tools

(Andrea Bellini et al.)

Instrumentation for Space Missions session

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Meeting Room 320

STScI Town Hall

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

Roman Resources 

Call for Community Input into the Definition of the Roman Space Telescope’s Core Community Surveys

The Roman Mission requests the astronomical community's input for the purpose of initiating the community-led definition of the Roman Space Telescope's Core Community Surveys.   

To maximize participation, this call for input consists of two independent avenues for members of the community to provide information on science drivers and the requirements they place on the design of the Core Community Surveys. The second avenue, technically focused white papers describing what observing strategies are needed for a given science investigation, is now open. White papers are due by June 16, 2023. The first avenue, submission of a short, one to two paragraph 'science pitch' (including a questionnaire) was due February 17, 2023, and resulted in more than 100 submissions. Submission of a science pitch is not required for submission of a white paper.

All members of the community are encouraged to submit their science investigation ideas. The Roman Mission wants to hear from scientists worldwide across all career stages, positions, and types of institutions. All input will be passed to the committees that will be formed of community members and tasked with defining the Core Community Surveys.

Roman Science and Technical Overview Booklet

This 36-page booklet provides a current overview of the scientific capabilities, technical specifications, and operations of the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope.  It can also be found here.

Roman Community Forum

The Roman Space Telescope mission partners are planning to start the Roman Community Forum. This will be a monthly virtual meeting that will provide updates on Roman mission status and plans, and an opportunity for the science community to engage with the Roman Project and Science Centers.

Roman Virtual Lecture Series

The Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope monthly virtual lecture series is run jointly by JPL, IPAC, Goddard, and STScI. These talks are open to the entire astronomy community and cover science, engineering, and technology related to the Roman mission. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Talks are ~20 minutes with ~10 minutes for Q/A, and are scheduled for the 3rd Thursday of each month from 1-1:30 pm Pacific / 4-4:30 pm Eastern.

Roman Virtual Backgrounds

Here are a series or Roman virtual backgrounds you can use in your virtual meetings and presentations.

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Space Theme

Roman Slide Set

This presentation highlights the science that will be enabled by the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope. The presentation includes notes for the presenter and can be used as a whole or in parts. The presentation comes in multiple formats, found here.  We encourage scientists to take and use any or all of these slides, modified if needed, for your presentations about Roman science.

Roman Visual Library

The Roman Visual Library, located here, is a resource for astronomers to grab Roman-related images.  You can find images, captions, credits, and image source locations here.

Roman Brochure

Targeted for launch in late 2026, the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope will revolutionize astronomy by building on the science discoveries and technological leaps of the Hubble and Webb space telescopes.  The Roman brochure, located here, provides a simple way to express the power of Roman's field of view and is useful for all audiences.

Come and Find Us in the Exhibit Hall!

How to Connect With Us


The Roman Space Telescope Project Office is at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, which also oversees the work on the Wide Field Instrument (WFI), the Spacecraft Bus, and System Integration. 

Come to the NASA Town Hall

Come by the NASA Town Hall, Tuesday, June 6, 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM in Ballroom C to hear the latest news about Roman and other NASA efforts from NASA officials.  

STScI  (Booth 305)

STScI is Roman’s Science Operations Center (SOC). The SOC is responsible for the mission's observation scheduling system, WFI data processing system for the direct-imaging mode and the mission's entire data archive. STScI performed pre-formulation, formulation, and design activities for Roman starting in 2014, and continues its role in science operations system engineering, design, science research support, and scientific community engagement and public outreach.

Contact us with questions

The Roman Help Desk is operated joinly by the SOC and the SSC.  Contact the SOC helpdesk for questions about SOC tools, WFI imaging, data calibration and archiving, proposal planning and scheduling. 

Caltech/IPAC  (Booth 500)

IPAC is home to the Roman Science Support Center. IPAC is responsible for Roman’s Coronagraph Instrument operations, high-level data processing of grism and prism data from the Wide Field Instrument (WFI), high-level data processing of WFI microlensing survey data and community engagement for Roman exoplanet science and wide field spectroscopy. IPAC will also implement the proposal solicitation and grant management for the General Observer, Guest Investigator and Theory programs, curate telescope instrument and simulation efforts and engage the greater scientific community in preparing for science with Roman.

Contact us with questions

The Roman Help Desk is operated joinly by the SOC and the SSC.  Contact the SSC helpdesk for questions about WFI spectroscopy, microlensing data processing, the proposal submission and review process, and the coronagraph.

JPL Exoplanet Exploration Program

JPL is building Roman’s Coronograph Instrument and is involved with detector validation and developing the coronagraph’s science capabilities. The coronagraph will provide the first in-space demonstration of technologies needed for future missions to image and characterize rocky planets in the habitable zones of nearby stars. By demonstrating these tools in an integrated end-to-end system and enabling scientific observations, NASA will validate performance models and provide the pathway for potential future flagship missions.

Future Conference - Be Sure to Mark Your Calendars!

Roman Science Inspired by Emerging JWST Results


June 20, 2023 - June 23, 2023

June 9 - Virtual Registration Closes


Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)
3700 San Martin Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218


The Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope, planned to launch in late 2026, will provide a simultaneous field of view 100 times larger than that of JWST, and sensitivity and resolution similar to that of HST. With incredible survey speeds, Roman will perform near-infrared imaging and spectroscopic surveys approximately 1000 times faster than the largest surveys on HST, yielding contiguously surveyed areas rivaling ground-based surveys. With these capabilities, the Roman surveys, both community-defined Core Community Surveys and competed General Astrophysics Surveys, will have broad impacts across all of astrophysics. Furthermore, Roman’s survey capabilities will be highly synergistic with JWST's ground-breaking sensitivity, extended wavelength coverage, and broad range of observing modes. Together, these observatories will operate in tandem not only with Hubble, but also with Rubin, Euclid, other ground-based and space-based facilities of the 2020s. The first year of science from JWST is already providing exciting scientific results on a wide range of topics that are relevant for Roman. We therefore announce a conference at the Space Telescope Science Institute (Baltimore, MD, USA) from June 19-23, 2023 that will focus on how emerging new results from JWST inform the planning for Roman’s surveys, including the science questions the surveys can address and their anticipated scientific yield. In concordance with the broad range of astrophysics addressed by both missions, we welcome contributions on all scientific topics connected to this theme, from solar system objects and exoplanets, to nearby galaxies, to the search for the first stars and galaxies, and everything in between. A writer's workshop will be offered concurrently with the conference.

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