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Exploration Science and Frontier Legacy Programs

Exploration Science

The Spitzer Warm Mission will focus on a new type of observing program called Exploration Science (ES) which require more than 500 hours of Spitzer observing time. ES programs provide an opportunity for large-scale investigations not possible during the cryogenic mission.

Nickname
PIDs
Title
Primary Investigator - Institution
Extragalactic
Cycle 6
IRAC_LENS
60034
The IRAC Lensing Survey: Achieving JWST depth with Spitzer
Eiichi Egami - University of Arizona
Abstract
SEDS
60022, 61040,
61041, 61042,
61043
The Spitzer Extended Deep Survey
Giovanni Fazio - Smithsonian Astrophysical Obs.
Abstract Seminal Article Team's Site
CHP
60010, 61000,
61001, 61002,
61003, 61004,
61005, 61006,
61007, 61008,
61009
The Hubble Constant (The Carnegie Hubble Program)
Wendy Freedman - Carnegie Observatories
Abstract Seminal Article Team's Site
SERVS
60024, 61050,
61051, 61052,
61053
The Spitzer Extragalactic Representative Volume Survey
Mark Lacy - NRAO
Abstract Seminal Article Team's Site Data Deliveries
S4G
60007, 61060,
61061, 61062,
61063, 61064,
61065, 61066,
61067, 61068
The Spitzer Survey of Stellar Structure in Galaxies
Kartik Sheth - NRAO
Abstract Seminal Article Team's Site Data Deliveries
Cycle 8
S-CANDELS
80057, 80215,
80216, 80217,
80218
Spitzer Very Deep Survey of the HST/CANDELS Fields
Giovanni Fazio - Harvard-Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Abstract Seminal Article Data Deliveries
SHELA
80100
Spitzer-HETDEX Exploratory Large Area (SHELA) Survey
Casey Papovich - Texas A&M University
Abstract Seminal Article Data Deliveries
SSDF
80096
The SPT-Spitzer Deep Field
Spencer Stanford - University of California, Davis
Abstract Seminal Article Data Deliveries
EDGES
80025
Stellar Distributions in Dark Matter Halos: Looking Over the Edge
Liese van Zee - Indiana University
Abstract
Cycle 9
SURFSUP
90009
Spitzer UltRaFaint SUrvey (SURF'S Up): Cluster Lensing and Spitzer Extreme Imaging Reaching Out to z >~ 7
Marusa Bradac - UC Davis
Abstract Seminal Article
SPLASH
90042
SPLASH: Spitzer Large Area Survey with Hyper-Suprime-Cam
Peter Capak - SSC-IPAC
Abstract
SpIES
90045
SpIES: The Spitzer-IRAC Equatorial Survey
Gordon Richards - Drexel
Abstract Seminal Article Data Deliveries
Cycle 10
SPLASH2
10042 10159
SPLASH: Spitzer Large Area Survey with Hyper-Suprime-Cam
Peter Capak - California Institute of Technology
Abstract
Cycle 11
SMUVS_CY11
11016
SMUVS: Spitzer Matching survey of the UltraVISTA ultra-deep Stripes
Karina Caputi - University of Groningen
Abstract
SPIRITS11
11063
SPIRITS: SPitzer InfraRed Intensive Transients Survey
Mansi Kasliwal - Carnegie Institution of Washington
Abstract
GREATS
11134
GREATS: GOODS Re-ionizaton Era wide-Area Treasury from Spitzer
Ivo Labbe - University of Leiden
Abstract
DEEPDRILL
11086
A warm Spitzer survey of the LSST/DES "Deep drilling" fields
Mark Lacy - NRAO
Abstract
 
Galactic / Planetary
Cycle 6
KEPLER
60028
Confirmation and Characterization of Kepler Mission Exoplanets: The Era of Rock and Ice Exoplanets
David Charbonneau - Harvard University
Abstract Seminal Article Team's Site
DYNAMIC_PLANETS
60021
Dynamic Studies of Exoplanet Atmospheres: From Global Properties to Local Physics
Heather Knutson - University of California Berkeley
Abstract
YSOVAR
60014, 61020,
61021, 61022,
61023, 61024,
61025, 61026,
61027, 61028,
61029, 61030
Young Stellar Object Variability: Mid Infrared Clues to Accretion Disk Physics & Protostar Rotational Evolution
John Stauffer - Spitzer Science Center
Abstract Seminal Article Team's Site Data Deliveries
ExploreNEOS
60012, 61010,
61011, 61012,
61013
The Warm Spitzer NEO Survey: Exploring the history of the inner Solar System and near Earth space
David Trilling - Northern Arizona University
Abstract Seminal Article
GLIMPSE360
60020, 61070,
61071, 61072,
61073
Completing the Spitzer Galactic Plane Survey
Barbara Whitney - Space Science Institute
Abstract Team's Site Data Deliveries
Cycle 8
KEPLER2
80117
Validating the First Habitable-Zone Planet Candidates Identified by the NASA Kepler Mission
David Charbonneau - Harvard
Abstract Seminal Article Team's Site
EXTREME_PLANETS
80073,80219
80220
Life on the Edge: Planetary Atmospheres in Extreme Environments
Heather Knutson - UC Berkeley
Abstract
KRICKCURVES
80016
Comparative Atmospheric Study of Exoplanets
Jessica Krick - Spitzer Science Center
Abstract
METCHEV
80179
Weather on Other Worlds: A Survey of Cloud-Induced Variability in Brown Dwarfs
Stanimir Metchev - State University of New York, Stony Brook
Abstract
CSI-2264
80040
YSOVAR II: Mapping YSO Inner Disk Structure in NGC 2264 with Simultaneous Spitzer and CoRoT Time Series Photometry
John Stauffer - Spitzer Science Center
Abstract Seminal Article Team's Site Data Deliveries
DEEPGLIMPSE
80074, 80253
Deep GLIMPSE: Exploring the Far Side of the Galaxy
Barbara Whitney - University of Wisconsin, Madison
Abstract Team's Site Data Deliveries
Cycle 9
STORMS
90063
Extrasolar Storms: The Physics and Chemistry of Evolving Cloud Structures in Brown Dwarf Atmospheres
Daniel Apai - Arizona
Abstract Seminal Article
MICHAEL.CUSHING
90015
Brown Dwarf and Exoplanet Weather Forecasts: Are Y Dwarfs Partly Cloudy?
Michael Cushing - Toledo
Abstract
KEPLERATMO
90092
New Frontiers for Comparative Exoplanetology In the Era of Kepler
Jean-Michel Desert - Caltech
Abstract
CARRLYRAE
90002,90088
90089,90090
The Carnegie RR Lyrae Program
Wendy Freedman - Carnegie Obs.
Abstract
ECCENTRIC_PLANETS
90032
The Eccentric Exoplanets: A Survey of Atmospheric Heating and Variability
Heather Knutson - Caltech
Abstract
SFR_PM
90071
A Proper-Motion Census of Star-Forming Regions in the Solar Neighborhood
Adam Kraus - SAO
Abstract
Cycle 10
SMASH2013
10015
SMASH: Spitzer Merger History and Shape of the Galactic Halo
Kathryn Johnston - Columbia University
Abstract
Cycle 11
ANDREWGOULD
11006,11190,
11191,11192,
11193,11194
11195
Galactic Distributon of Planets from Spitzer Microlens Parallaxes
Andrew Gould - Ohio State University
Abstract
GEOMETRY
11174
A Paradigm Shift in Substellar Classification: Understanding the Apparent Diversity of Substellar Atmospheres through Viewing Geometry
Stan Metchev - The University of Western Ontario
Abstract
NEOSURVEY
11002
An Exploraton Science Survey of Near Earth Object Properties
David Trilling - Northern Arizona University
Abstract Team's Site
Cycle 13
BEST_OF_BEST
13044
Transits and Eclipses of the Best of the Best: 23 Hot Jupiters for Atmospheric Characterization by Spitzer, Hubble, and JWST
Drake Deming - University of Maryland at College Park
Abstract
RED_WORLDS
13067
Red worlds: Spitzer exploration of a compact system of temperate terrestrial planets transiting a nearby Jupiter-sized star
Michael Gillon - University of Liege
Abstract
ULENS2017
13005
Galactic Distribution of Planets Spitzer Microlens Parallaxes
Andrew Gould - The Ohio State University
Abstract
KBS-PC
13038
The Ultimate Spitzer Phase Curve Survey
Kevin Stevenson - University of Chicago
Abstract

Frontier Legacy

Frontier Legacy programs were introduced in Cycle-13. The Spitzer mission began with Legacy programs - large, coherent science investigations that would provide a lasting legacy for the Spitzer mission in addition to the primary science goals of the program. The Frontier Legacy category is introduced to solicit programs that require substantially more time than the typical Exploration Science programs (which were introduced in Cycle-6). These programs will create an important component of the legacy of the Spitzer mission.

Nickname
PIDs
Title
Primary Investigator - Institution
PCAPAK
13058, 13153
The Euclid/WFIRST Spitzer Legacy Survey
Peter Capak - SSC/IPAC
Abstract
COMPLETE
13094
Completing the Legacy of Spitzer/IRAC over COSMOS
Ivo Labbe - University of Leiden
Abstract
NEOLEGACY
13006
NEOLegacy: The ultimate Spitzer survey of Near Earth Objects
David Trilling - Northern Arizona University
Abstract