Making the Invisible Visible: A History of the Spitzer Infrared Telescope Facility (1971-2003) (NASA SP-2017-4547)

Making the Invisible Visible: A History of the

This publication, “Making the Invisible Visible: A History of the Spitzer Infrared Telescope Facility (1971-2003),” makes visible the invisible forces that influenced the design of Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF’s) innovative technology. The lessons learned by the project team over the course of building SIRTF, now better known as the Spitzer Space Telescope, are about managing innovation over time and in the face of uncertainty. These are universal lessons, applicable to any project whose stakeholders control the necessary resources. SIRTF’s stakeholders focused on a variety of issues: technical, scientific, political, and economic, as well as organizational needs and goals. What made SIRTF’s evolution particularly difficult was that the stakeholders changed over time—in their composition, goals, and influence.

  • ASIN: 1979381208

The Telescope: Its History, Technology, and Future

The Telescope: Its History, Technology, and

In the four centuries since its invention, the telescope has transformed how humans view the universe and their place in it. But what do most of us know about telescopes themselves--their history, how they work, what they are being used for today, or what the next generation of billion-dollar telescopes will look like? In The Telescope, Geoff Andersen fills in all the details for us in an accessible, nontechnical way that will appeal to the amateur astronomer and anyone else who has been more than a little curious about this amazing instrument. The book covers every aspect of optical telescopes--from the humblest backyard setup, to state-of-the-art observatories, to the Hubble Space Telescope and spy satellites. Chapters describe the development, design, and operation of telescopes; how observatories are sited, engineered, and built; variations such as solar and liquid-mirror telescopes; and some of the key astronomical discoveries telescopes have made possible. And there are plenty of surprises along the way. We learn, for example, that most of today's professional astronomers never even look through their own telescopes, relying instead on digital imaging, measurement, and analysis--or even remote computer control of a night-shrouded observatory on the other side of the Earth. ...

  • ASIN: 0691129797

Making the Invisible Visible: A History of the Spitzer Infrared Telescope Facility (1971-2003)

Making the Invisible Visible: A History of the

In the early 1970s, there was a small group of advocates for an infrared space telescope; however, the field of infrared astronomy was only a few years old, and no one had ever built a space-based observatory of the required complexity. Considering the technical, political, scientific, and economic uncertainties, it was not obvious that a project like SIRTF could—or should—be dared by NASA. How did SIRTF manage to overcome these uncertainties? This monograph makes visible the invisible forces that influenced the design of SIRTF’s innovative technology. The lessons learned by the project team over the course of building SIRTF, now better known as the Spitzer Space Telescope, are about managing innovation over time and in the face of uncertainty.

  • ASIN: B07K5V9M7B

Spitzer Leads NASA's Great Observatories to Uncover Black Holes, Other Hidden Objects in the Distant Universe

Spitzer Leads NASA's Great Observatories to Uncover Black

  • ASIN: B00725BWBW

Making the Invisible Visible: A History of the Spitzer Infrared Telescope Facility (1971-2003)

Making the Invisible Visible: A History of the

In the early 1970s, there was a small group of advocates for an infrared space telescope; however, the field of infrared astronomy was only a few years old, and no one had ever built a space-based observatory of the required complexity. Considering the technical, political, scientific, and economic uncertainties, it was not obvious that a project like SIRTF could—or should—be dared by NASA. How did SIRTF manage to overcome these uncertainties? This monograph makes visible the invisible forces that influenced the design of SIRTF’s innovative technology. The lessons learned by the project team over the course of building SIRTF, now better known as the Spitzer Space Telescope, are about managing innovation over time and in the face of uncertainty.

  • ASIN: B07RPK6CGQ

Twelve years of Spitzer Space Telescope images. Blank journal: 160 blank / unruled pages, 6 x 9 inch (15.24 x 22.86 cm) Soft cover.

Twelve years of Spitzer Space Telescope images. Blank

Journal (composition book, paper notebook) with 160 blank / unruled pages. Size 6 x 9 inch. (15.24 x 22.86 centimeters) On the cover the image ‘Twelve years of Spitzer Space Telescope images’. (Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech) Soft cover. Keywords; universe, sky, cosmos, stars, for nerds, astronomy, astrophysics, astrometry, selenology, sky watching, stargazing, uranology, astrochemistry, galatic, galaxy, cosmical, cosmopolitan, astral

  • ASIN: 1532708475

Spitzer Spies Ruled Lined Paper Journal

Spitzer Spies Ruled Lined Paper

Type: Joural PaperPages: 70 sheets / 140 PagesDimensions: 6 ” x 9 ” inchesCover: Matte

  • ASIN: 1795022590

Seven Wonders of Space Technology

Seven Wonders of Space

From earliest times, humans have looked to the sky in wonder, and their wonder and curiosity fueled science. Ancient peoples built enormous temples and monuments to observe the sun and track the movement of stars. And as scientific knowledge expanded, technologies grew more sophisticated. Each development changed the way we viewed our place in the universe. But no technology changed our understanding more than the ability to launch scientific equipment―and human explorers―into space. In this book, we'll explore seven wonders of space technology. Scientists and engineers have built vehicles and equipment to explore the farthest reaches of the solar system. Orbiting satellites and telescopes have given us everything from more accurate weather reports to glimpses back to the beginning of the universe. International teams have built an orbiting space laboratory and are working on plans for human lunar settlements and missions to other planets. Learn about the people and the science behind these amazing advances in space technology.

  • Brand: Brand: 21st Century
  • ASIN: 0761354530

NASA Feature Archive -NASA's Spitzer Finds Solid Buckyballs in Space

NASA Feature Archive -NASA's Spitzer Finds Solid Buckyballs

NASA Feature Archive -NASA's Spitzer Finds Solid Buckyballs in Space

  • ASIN: B007FTT0DC

Multiple Asteroid Systems: Dimensions and Thermal Properties from Spitzer Space Telescope and Ground-based Observations

Multiple Asteroid Systems: Dimensions and Thermal Properties from

  • ASIN: B01FKLIOB0

A Spitzer Space Telescope Survey of Extreme Asymptotic Giant Branch Stars in M32

A Spitzer Space Telescope Survey of Extreme Asymptotic

  • ASIN: B01DG0B3SS

Vol. 357 - The Spitzer Space Telescope: New Views of the Cosmos

Vol. 357 - The Spitzer Space Telescope: New

  • ASIN: B0092ZEDRU

The Spitzer Space Telescope: New Views of the Cosmos: Proceedings of a Meeting Held in Pasadena, California, USA 9-12 November 2004 (Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series)

The Spitzer Space Telescope: New Views of the

  • ASIN: 1583812253

Discover: How To Build a Planet, Learning nature's secret with the Spitzer Space Telescope (July 2005, Volume 26, Number 7)

Discover: How To Build a Planet, Learning nature's

Your brain on video games-Steve Johnson, Chris Rorres-buildings-earthquakes-tilt, Eden-Iraqi marshes be saved?, Mycologist Greg Mueller-Dr Mushroom-poison portfolio, Neuropsychologist Michael Persinger-Laurentian University-Out of body experience

  • ASIN: B007XW1NF4

NASA Astrophysics Missions: Reviews of Operating Missions - Hubble Space Telescope, Chandra X-ray Observatory, Fermi Gamma-ray Telescope, Kepler, Planck, Suzaku, Swift, Warm Spitzer, XMM-Newton

NASA Astrophysics Missions: Reviews of Operating Missions -

This is a compilation of the reports of the NASA Senior Review Committee (SRC) for 2012, 2010, and 2008 evaluating the scientific productivity of major astrophysics missions with recommendations for continued funding. The reports discuss the status and scientific accomplishments of each reviewed missions. Comments include spacecraft and instrument health and status, science strengths, relevance to NASA priorities, data accessibility, synergy with other missions and ground-based work, proposal weaknesses, overall assessment and recommendations. Missions reviewed in the 2012 report include: Hubble Space Telescope, Chandra X-ray Observatory, Fermi Gamma-ray Telescope, Kepler, Planck, Suzaku, Swift, Warm Spitzer, and XMM-Newton.All missions continue operations after the 2012 Senior Review. HST continues at their currently funded levels. Chandra’s Guest Observer budget is increased to account for decreases in FY11. Swift and Kepler mission operations are extended through FY16 with funding for data analysis. Planck will support one year extended operations of the Low Frequency Instrument (LFI). Spitzer’s operations are extended through FY14 with closeout in FY15. U.S. science support of Suzaku is extended to March 2015, to provide one-year overlap with Astro-H. Funding for U.S....

  • ASIN: B007SH9FCM

The Last of the Great Observatories: Spitzer and the Era of Faster, Better, Cheaper at NASA

The Last of the Great Observatories: Spitzer and

The Spitzer Space Observatory, originally known as the Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF), is the last of the four “Great Observatories”, which also include the Hubble Space Telescope, the Chandra X-ray Observatory, and the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory. Developed over twenty years and dubbed the “Infrared Hubble", Spitzer was launched in the summer of 2003 and has since contributed significantly to our understanding of the universe. George Rieke played a key role in Spitzer and now relates the story of how that observatory was built and launched into space. Telling the story of this single mission within the context of NASA space science over two turbulent decades, he describes how, after a tortuous political trail to approval, Spitzer was started at the peak of NASA’s experiment with streamlining and downsizing its mission development process, termed “faster better cheaper.” Up to its official start and even afterward, Spitzer was significant not merely in terms of its scientific value but because it stood at the center of major changes in space science policy and politics. Through interviews with many of the project participants, Rieke reconstructs the political and managerial process by which space missions are conceived, approved, and developed. He reveals...

  • Brand: Brand: University of Arizona Press
  • ASIN: 0816525587

2 Year Weekly Planner Notebook 2019-2020

2 Year Weekly Planner Notebook

Size: 6 x 9 inches (15.25 x 22.86 cm)This is a 2- year calendar- weekly planner notebook to organize your schedules , tasks to do, plans and morePerfect For work, home or school as a journal, notebook, composition book or diary

  • ASIN: 1796699462

2 Year Weekly Planner Notebook 2019-2020

2 Year Weekly Planner Notebook

Size: 6 x 9 inches (15.25 x 22.86 cm)This is a 2- year calendar- weekly planner notebook to organize your schedules , tasks to do, plans and morePerfect For work, home or school as a journal, notebook, composition book or diary

  • ASIN: 1795529938

Laminated 41x23 Poster Sombrero Galaxy in Infrared Light Hubble Space Telescope and Spitzer Space Telescope

Laminated 41x23 Poster Sombrero Galaxy in Infrared Light

Sombrero Galaxy in infrared light (Hubble Space Telescope and Spitzer Space Telescope) Poster Tags: Sombrero Galaxy in infrared light (Hubble Space Telescope and Spitzer Space Telescope)

  • Brand: Gifts Delight
  • ASIN: B07FK81LNV

Anatomy of a Busted Comet Ruled Lined Paper Journal

Anatomy of a Busted Comet Ruled Lined Paper

Type: Joural PaperPages: 70 sheets / 140 PagesDimensions: 6 ” x 9 ” inchesCover: Matte

  • ASIN: 1795012595
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