The Spitzer Space Telescope is the last mission in NASA’s Great Observatories program and has revolutionized our understanding of the Universe from our own Solar System to the most distant galaxies. Its sensitive infrared instruments and unique Earth-trailing Solar orbit have permitted detailed investigations of the cold, dusty and distant objects in the Universe including detecting the first emission from an exoplanet and measuring the stellar mass and star formation history of the most distant galaxies. While on-orbit operations for Spitzer cease on 30 January 2020, use of Spitzer data will continue for decades and will continue to further our understanding of the Universe, near and far.
Please join us for this international scientific conference, “Celebrating the Legacy of the Spitzer Space Telescope” hosted by the California Institute of Technology, 11-13 February 2020 at the Hameetman Auditorium on the Caltech campus in Pasadena, CA. The goal of the conference is to celebrate the main scientific accomplishments facilitated by the Spitzer Space Telescope with an emphasis on science that is shaping the future inquiries.
There will be mixture of invited and contributed talks and ample room for posters. We expect to cap attendance at 150 people.
Science Organizing Committee: Michael Werner (co-chair,JPL), Tom Soifer (co-chair, Caltech), Brad Cenko (GSFC), Drake Deming (U Maryland) Mark Dickinson (NOAO), Courtney Dressing (UC Berkeley), Josh Emery (U Tennessee), Lynne Hillenbrand (Caltech), Lori Lubin (UC Davis), Stan Metchev U Western Ontario), Joan Najita (NOAO), Bill Reach (USRA), Kartik Sheth (NASA)
Local Organizing Committee: Sean Carey (chair), Mary Ellen Barba, Sebastiano Calchi-Novati, Rick Ebert, Andreas Faisst, Seppo Laine, Wannetta Lockhart, Patrick Lowrance, Roberta Paladini, Marja Seidel
You can sign up for our mailing list for more information and keep track of conference developments on social media using #spitzerlegacy2020