This talk on "From IRAS to Spitzer and Beyond: 30 Years of Space-Based Infrared Astronomy" was given as part of the public Von Karman Lecture Series, and was webcast/recorded at JPL on November 7, 2013.
Most blog readers are no doubt familiar with the world of space telescopes. But have you ever gone to your friends and asked them what comes to mind when they hear the word "Spitzer?" Chances are, they will ask if you are referring to a certain politician… Or maybe a carbonated beverage. Now is the time to set them straight! This week is the 10th birthday of the Spitzer Space Telescope, and we are celebrating the wealth of images that it has brought us over the past decade.