Operational Project Spotlight

Herschel Space Observatory Herschel_sq Herschel Missions & Centers

Herschel Space Observatory is the European Space Agency's fourth "Cornerstone Mission". NASA is a partner in the Herschel mission, and the NASA Herschel Science Center is located at IPAC.

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Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer Wise WISE Missions & Centers

The Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) provides an all-sky survey from 3 to 25 microns which is up to 500 times more sensitive than the previous infrared all-sky survey from IRAS survey. WISE launched on 14 December 2009. The Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC) is responsible for data processing and archiving, and preparing images for public release into the image gallery.

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Operational Education & Public Outreach at IPAC

Cool Cosmos Coolcosomos Education & Public Outreach Operational

In answering the wide public interest in space sciences, NASA has, for more than a decade, made Education and Public Outreach (EPO) an important element in their missions. This “Cool Cosmos” portal is the main gateway of the “Cool Cosmos” EPO group at the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center and the Spitzer Science Center.

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NASA/IPAC Teacher Archive Research Program Nitarp NITARP Education & Public Outreach Operational

NITARP, the NASA/IPAC Teacher Archive Research Program, gets teachers involved in authentic astronomical research. We partner small groups of educators with a mentor professional astronomer for an original research project. The educators incorporate the experience into their classrooms and share their experience with other teachers. The program runs January through January. Applications are available annually in May and due in September.

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IPAC Communications & Education Ice-logo ICE Education & Public Outreach Operational

IPAC Communications and Education is a full service EPO/PA group that specializes in: Education and Public Outreach, Public Affairs, Graphic Design, Media Relations, Science Visualization, Video, Animations and Web Site Development.

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