Farewell, Spitzer Space Telescope!

Thursday, January 30, NASA will send one final command to the Spitzer Space Telescope, switching it off for good.  The 85 cm infrared member of NASA’s Great Observatories was launched in 2003 and made huge contributions to many areas of astrophysics including the discovery and characterization of exoplanets.  Prof. Meyer led one of the first Legacy Science Program, Formation and Evolution of Planetary Systems (FEPS) from which this research group takes its name!  More information can be found in this on-line article.  Prof. Meyer recently participated in a study to understand how to preserve multi-wavelength space telescopes in the future (NASA COPAG SAG 10 Study report can be found here).