AAS 205th Meeting, 9-13 January 2005
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Spitzer Observation Planning Workshop

Sunday, January 9, 2005, 2:00-6:00pm, Royal Palm 3/4

The Spitzer Science Center (SSC) Observer Support Team (OST) will host a timely workshop for prospective General Observers (GOs). This workshop will be held shortly after the Cycle-2 Call for Proposals is released, and occurs more than a month before the mid-February proposal deadline. Spitzer has adopted a single-phase proposal submission process, in which science proposals must be accompanied by detailed observations generated by Spot (the Spitzer software for preparing observations and submitting proposals). This workshop will provide a primer on how to download and use Spot to plan observations and to prepare and submit a GO proposal. OST staff will provide an overview of Spitzer, its three science instruments and its seven observing modes. Attendance will be limited to the first 40 (or so) registrants, with the precise limit depending on the room assignment.

Interested GO investigators can complete a no-fee registration form online by visiting http://ssc.spitzer.caltech.edu/ost/workshops/2005jan/

Organized by Spitzer Observer Support: obsplan@ipac.caltech.edu

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