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Headlines

Slow-Growing Galaxies Offer Window to Early Universe Sextansa_tn Herschel Space Observatory Wed, Oct 15, 2014

What makes one rose bush blossom with flowers, while another remains barren? Astronomers ask a similar question of galaxies, wondering how some flourish with star formation and others barely bloom.

Slow-Growing Galaxies Offer Window to Early Universe Sextansa_sq Spitzer Space Telescope Wed, Oct 15, 2014

What makes one rose bush blossom with flowers, while another remains barren? Astronomers ask a similar question of galaxies, wondering how some flourish with star formation and others barely bloom.

Slow-Growing Galaxies Offer Window to Early Universe Glx2014-01f_img01_tn GALEX Wed, Oct 15, 2014

What makes one rose bush blossom with flowers, while another remains barren? Astronomers ask a similar question of galaxies.

NASA Telescopes Find Clear Skies and Water Vapor on Exoplanet Ssc2014-07_sq Spitzer Space Telescope Wed, Sep 24, 2014

Astronomers using data from three of NASA's space telescopes -- Hubble, Spitzer and Kepler -- have discovered clear skies and steamy water vapor on a gaseous planet outside our solar system.

Spitzer's SPLASH Project Dives Deep for Galaxies Feature14-17_sq Spitzer Space Telescope Tue, Sep 09, 2014

Astronomers "fishing" for galaxies turn up surprisingly massive catch. In one of the longest surveys the telescope will have ever performed, astronomers have begun a three-month expedition trawling for faint galaxies billions of light-years away.

NASA's Spitzer Telescope Witnesses Asteroid Smashup Ssc2014-06_sq Spitzer Space Telescope Thu, Aug 28, 2014

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has spotted an eruption of dust around a young star, possibly the result of a smashup between large asteroids. This type of collision can eventually lead to the formation of planets.

NASA Telescopes Uncover Early Construction of Giant Galaxy Ssc2014-05_sq Spitzer Space Telescope Wed, Aug 27, 2014

Astronomers have for the first time caught a glimpse of the earliest stages of massive galaxy construction. The building site, dubbed "Sparky," is a dense galactic core blazing with the light of millions of newborn stars that are forming at a ferocious rate.

NASA Telescopes Uncover Early Construction of Giant Galaxy Nhsc2014-011_tn Herschel Space Observatory Wed, Aug 27, 2014

Astronomers have for the first time caught a glimpse of the earliest stages of massive galaxy construction. The building site, dubbed "Sparky," is a dense galactic core blazing with the light of millions of newborn stars that are forming at a ferocious rate.

Events

WISE at 5: Legacy and Prospects Sticky: Meeting Feb 10th — 12th, 2015 9:00 am
Wide-field InfraRed Surveys: Science and Techniques Sticky: Meeting Nov 17th — 20th, 2014 8:30 am

Daniella Bardalez Gagliuffi (Visiting Graduate Student Fellow) Science Talk Oct 22nd, 2014 12:15 pm
TDF: Eric Bellm: The Zwicky Transient Facility Science Talk Oct 31st, 2014 2:00 pm
Fabrizio Arrigoni - MPIA Science Talk Nov 5th, 2014 12:15 pm
Daniel Perley (CIT) Science Talk Nov 12th, 2014 12:15 pm

Bulletins

WISE at 5: Legacy and Prospects Announcement Mon, Oct 13, 2014

This conference will celebrate what has been done with WISE, what is being done with NEOWISE, and what will be done in the future.

Wide-field InfraRed Surveys: Science and Techniques Announcement Fri, Apr 25, 2014

This conference is intended for scientists to consider recent progress especially from NASA missions such as Spitzer, Kepler, Hubble and WISE, as it affects the design of the next generation of space-based infrared surveys, including the Decadal Survey's top priority, a wide-field infrared survey telescope (WFIRST).

KOA Releases ESI Data Science Release Thu, Jul 31, 2014

The Keck Observatory Archive (KOA) has released to the public, data from the Echellette Spectrograph and Imager (ESI) instrument. 780 nights of data have been released, consisting of 21,988 science files and 27,935 calibration files. KOA has also released to PIs, 973 nights of data from the the now decommissioned Near Infrared Camera (NIRC), comprising 263,238 files with a data volume of 276 GB. These data will start to become public in July 2015.

Spring 2015 IPAC Visiting Graduate Student Fellowship Announcement Mon, Jun 09, 2014

The Infrared Processing and Analysis Center at Caltech announces the availability of six-month graduate student fellowships beginning in the Spring of 2015. The program is designed to allow students from other institutions to visit IPAC-Caltech and perform astronomical research in close association with an IPAC staff member during Spring 2015.

KOA Releases DEIMOS Data Announcement Wed, Apr 02, 2014

The Keck Observatory Archive has released to the public 628 nights of data from the DEIMOS instrument. The released data include 27,409 science files and 56,514 calibration files. Another 665 nights of data will be released as their propriety period expires. Altogether, the DEIMOS total includes 38,308 science files and 71,881 calibration files (10.2 TB total)