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Galaxy NGC 7331, Spitzer Space Telescope New Planet Concept

The Spitzer Space Telescope: Exploring the Infrared Universe

Presented by Michael Werner
JPL, Spitzer Space Telescope Project Scientist

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Thursday, December 8 The von Kármán Auditorium at JPL
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA

For directions, click here.
Friday, December 9 The Vosloh Forum at Pasadena City College
1570 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA

For directions, click here.

Both lectures begin at 7 p.m. PST and run for approximately an hour.

Admission is free. Seating is limited.
For more information, call (818) 354-0112.

If we had infrared eyes, the heavens would look different. We would see cold material between the stars, peer through dense clouds at the mysteries within, and have a clearer view of the distant universe. The Spitzer Space Telescope, launched in 2003, has provided those infrared eyes to us. Each day Spitzer is returning dozens of marvelous infrared images and spectra from its unique Earth-trailing solar orbit. In some instances, Spitzer works in tandem with its sister Great Observatories, the Hubble Space Telescope and the Chandra X-Ray Observatory; alone, Spitzer has revealed discoveries inaccessible to even the most powerful telescopes operating at other wavelengths. This lecture will present the latest scientific results from Spitzer, describe its remarkable technology, and summarize NASA's plans for continuing exploration at infrared wavelengths.

To learn more about the Spitzer Space Telescope click here.

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