AAS 203rd Meeting, January 2004
Session 90 Galaxy Evolution with HST, CXO and SIRTF
Poster, Wednesday, January 7, 2004, 9:20am-6:30pm, Grand Hall

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[90.10] SINGS: The SIRTF Nearby Galaxies Survey

R.C. Kennicutt, G. Bendo, C. Engelbracht, K. Gordon, A. Li, G.H. Rieke, M.J. Rieke, J.D. Smith (U. Arizona), L. Armus, G. Helou, T.H. Jarrett, H. Roussel (CalTech), D. Calzetti, C. Leitherer, S. Malhotra, M. Meyer, M.W. Regan (STScI), D.A. Dale (U. Wyo), B. Draine (Princeton), A.D. Grauer (U. Arkansas), D.J. Hollenbach (NASA Ames), L.J. Kewley (CfA), E. Murphy (Yale), M.D. Thornley (Bucknell), F. Walter (NRAO)

The SIRTF Nearby Galaxy Survey is a comprehensive multi-wavelength imaging and spectroscopic survey of 75 nearby galaxies. Its primary goal is to characterize the infrared emission of galaxies and their principal IR-emitting components, across the entire range of galaxy properties and star formation environments. SINGS will provide new insights into the physical processes connecting star formation to the ISM properties of galaxies, and provide a vital foundation for understanding infrared observations of the distant universe and ultraluminous and active galaxies. The galaxy sample and observing strategy have been designed to maximize the scientific and archival value of the data set for the extragalactic community at large, and as with all Legacy projects the SIRTF data will be completely non-proprietary. An extensive multi-wavelength ancillary dataset including radio continuum, HI, CO, submillimeter, BVRIJHK, H\alpha, UV, and X-ray maps along with optical spectra form an integral component of the project, and will be included in the final data products.

The poster will summarize the design and current status of the SINGS survey. Members of the team will be available to answer questions from prospective archival users and SIRTF GO proposers.

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