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Astrophysics Colloquium

The Spitzer Space Telescope: 16 Years of Discovery
Presented by Michael Werner
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

Monday, March 2, 2020
12:00 noon in 321 Pickering Auditorium

Abstract
The Spitzer Space Telescope - NASA's Great Observatory for infrared exploration - has just completed over 16 years of scientific discovery, studying objects from the nearest asteroids to the most distant galaxies.

Spitzer has advanced our understanding of the universe in numerous areas while posing questions to be addressed by the next generations of space and ground observatories. JPL Fellow Michael Werner - the Spitzer Project Scientist for over 30 years - will present the rationale for a cryogenic telescope and summarize Spitzer's most dramatic scientific results, illustrated by remarkable images. The presentation will emphasize the contributions of the Spitzer teams, both here in Pasadena and across the country; highlight Spitzer's success; and show how Spitzer has set the stage for the James Webb Space Telescope and future ground- and space-based instruments.


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