Next Talk

IMG_2899

110th MEETING OF THE LYNCEAN GROUP

Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 11:30 AM

Location: Southwestern Yacht Club
2702 Qualtrough Street
San Diego, CA 92106 (Point Loma)

Spitzer_space_telescope

Speaker:  Prof. Tom Soifer
Former chair of the Physics, Math, and Astronomy Division (PMA), Caltech

Topic:  The Spitzer Space Telescope: NASA’s Infrared Great Observatory – From the Youngest Galaxies to Exoplanets

Abstract:
The Spitzer Space Telescope, the fourth of NASA’s Great Observatories, was launched on August 25, 2003 for a nominal 5-year mission to study the Universe at infrared wavelengths. The observatory continues to operate and will do so until approximately March 2019.   Spitzer has made and continues to make important discoveries on topics as varied as Near Earth Objects, Extrasolar Planets, star formation in galaxies throughout the universe and the most distant galaxies known in the universe. In this talk Prof. Soifer will describe the innovative design of Spitzer and focus on a small fraction of the major scientific accomplishments from the mission.

IMG_3354 (1)