The first Spitzer Science Symposium "The Spitzer Space Telescope: New Views of the Cosmos" will be held in Pasadena, CA from 9-12 November, 2004.
The symposium will be devoted to discussion of the first years' scientific results from this powerful new facility, to placing them in context with other observational, theoretical, and laboratory studies, and to consideration of future opportunities, both with Spitzer and with other observatories.
Major topical sessions will focus on: The Solar System; Star Formation and Planetary Debris Disks; Galactic Structure and Interstellar Matter; Normal, Starburst and Active Galaxies; Surveys, Backgrounds and Confusion Limits. The conference proceedings will be published.
In addition to a number of invited talks, there will be opportunities for contributed talks and posters on Spitzer results or on closely related topics. Space will be reserved for late-breaking observational results, particularly from Spitzer Cycle 1 General Observers who will start their observations in July 2004.
A special, half-day technical discussion will take place on Saturday, November 13th, which will focus on observation planning, new AOTs available for the second Spitzer call for proposals, running SPOT, etc.
Limited funding will be available to support student and postdoc participation.
For more information about the symposium and to have your name added to our distribution list, please see:
Michael Werner & Tom Soifer (Co-Chairs, Scientific Organizing Committee)
Lee Armus (Chair, Local Organizing Committee)