Instruments Division News 02/18/2010 • Farewell to Michael Wong, who will head back to Berkeley at the end of next week. Thank you, Mike, for your help and expertise over the past year. • HST news: o Cycle 18 proposals are due next Friday, February 26. • JWST News: o A crucial milestone for JWST---tests of the first cryo-polished primary mirror segment at the Marshall Space Flight Center X-ray Cryogenic Facility prove that the plan of doing just 1 cryo-polishing cycle will prove acceptable. The residual wave front errors are low enough to give good performance down to 1 micron and shorter. • Planning continues for this summer’s calibration workshop, July 21-23, here at STScI. A preliminary announcement and web site will go up shortly.