Abstract: The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) launched in 2018 and has been photometrically surveying the sky for new exoplanets around bright, nearby stars. Its two-year prime mission will end in July 2020, at which point the extended mission will begin. The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), which is slated to launch in 2021, will be the next premier space-based facility for near- and mid-infrared astronomy over 0.6-28.5 microns. The 6.5-meter telescope will be equipped with four state-of-the-art instruments that include capabilities for imaging, spectroscopy, and coronagraphy. JWST will in particular offer unprecedented sensitivity enabling detailed studies of transiting exoplanets and their atmospheres. In this talk, I will provide an overview and status update on both TESS and JWST, including a look at the TESS extended mission and what we expect in the first year of science with JWST. I will also present our recent discoveries of rocky exoplanets from TESS and opportunities that exist for JWST to study these exoplanets.
Host: Dan Stevens