Old and new participants of the Spitzer Space Telescope Fellowship program will meet at the Spitzer Science Center on April 10 and 11, 2006, for a symposium that will address astronomical topics ranging from cosmic dust to a species of "failed stars," known as brown dwarfs.
Every year, a handful of recent PhDs from across the globe are selected to participate in the fellowship program. The program funds participants to focus solely on their Spitzer-related research interests for three years. They also have access to Spitzer Science Center resources and the option to work at a world-class US-based institution of their choice. The first group of fellows was selected in 2002.