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G. K. Squires, L. J. Storrie-Lombardi (Caltech/Spitzer Science Center), Spitzer Legacy Project Team
I will give a brief introduction to the six Spitzer Space Telescope Legacy programs, and discuss resources available for the general astronomical community. The Spitzer Legacy programs encompass a wide range of science topics accessible to Spitzer, from star and planet formation, to the structure of the Galaxy, a census of nearby galaxies, and both a wide-area and a deep study of the extragalactic sky. A total of 3160 hours of Spitzer observing time, primarily in the first year of the mission, was dedicated towards these six large "Legacy" programs, with the goal of creating a substantial and coherent database of archived observations that can be used by subsequent Spitzer researchers, including General Observers. Observations are mostly complete, and the data is in the public domain.
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