Three Months of Checkout, A Lifetime of Memories

12.02.19 Posted by Mark Lacy | 0 Comments

Spitzer was my job for seven years, and has been an important part of my research for much longer. I even met my wife through Spitzer, though that is another story.

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Space Was Her Second Act: As Spitzer Takes Its Final Bow, Astronomer and Actress Aomawa Shields Thanks Spitzer For Her Big Break.

10.23.19 Posted by Aomawa L. Shields | 0 Comments

I am thinking of the Spitzer Space Telescope, and about the job I got as Helpdesk Operator in 2005. That job was meant for me. I know because I found out about the website on which it was posted the same day it was posted after reaching out to an old research advisor, even though I had left the field of astronomy a billion years ago.

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Don’t Sneeze On Spitzer! Matthew Ashby remembers his first time meeting the telescope

09.18.19 Posted by Matt Ashby | 0 Comments

Thinking back on it now, so close to the end of Spitzer's mission, it would be pretty hard to understate the impact it's had on my life. Spitzer influenced me as a graduate student, as a member of the Spitzer team, and as a scientist.

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