This is one of the two largest programs to be approved by NASA for Spitzer Warm Mission. Almost 2000 hours have been approved to complete coverage of the remaining two-thirds of the Galactic plane at 3.6 and 4.5 microns during the Warm Spitzer Mission.
The data will be reduced and cataloged at the Department of Astronomy as was the case for the previous GLIMPSE data. Barbara Whitney is the PI of this segment of the survey.
This spring, US News & World Report cited UW-Madison’s FIGs program as one of twenty “stellar examples” of learning communities at colleges and universities across the country. FIGs challenge first-year students to think deeply, make connections and — the fun part — make friends. More »