To fulfill the mission’s top-level science objectives, Roman will conduct three core community surveys plus a suite of general astrophysics surveys using the Wide Field Instrument (WFI), along with a set of technology demonstration observations undertaken with the Coronagraph Instrument. The core surveys include the High Latitude Wide Area Survey, Galactic Bulge Time-Domain Survey, and High Latitude Time-Domain Survey.
Links below describe the core surveys, which are still being defined through an open, community-driven process. The General Astrophysics observing programs, as well as funding to work with Roman data, will be competed and selected through future processes. The surveys and programs all relate to at least two of the mission’s three main science themes: measuring dark energy, investigating exoplanets, and great observatory astrophysics and planetary science.
All Roman observations will be publicly available with no period of limited access.