Spitzer and IPAC Educational Print Publications

Multiwavelength Orion Educational Wallsheet

The famous Orion nebula as seen across the electromagnetic spectrum The back contains six 8.5" x 11" panels explaining infrared light and providing information about the Spitzer Space Telescope.

Color, 2-sided, 22" x 25.5"
Poster and Back Panels (PDF file, 7 pages, 17.8 MB)


Galactic Center Educational Wallsheet

A wallsheet jam-packed with information about what the universe looks like in the infrared. The back contains nine 8.5" x 11" panels explaining what infrared light is and containing a classroom recreation of the Herschel experiment.

Color, 2-sided, 33" x 25.5"
Full Poster (PDF file, 2 pages, 7.1 MB)
Back Panels Only (PDF file, 9 pages, 3 MB)


Eta Carinae Educational Wallsheet

A wallsheet jam-packed with information about what the universe looks like in the infrared. The back contains nine 8.5" x 11" panels explaining what infrared light is and containing a classroom recreation of the Herschel experiment.

Color, 2-sided, 33" x 25.5"
Full Poster (PDF file, 2 pages, 6.1 MB)
Back Panels Only (PDF file, 9 pages, 3.2 MB)


Lyman Spitzer, Jr.

A litho about the man who gave his name to the Spitzer Space Telescope.

Color, 2-sided, 8.5" x 11"
Full Litho (PDF file, 2 pages, 19 MB)


Spitzer Astronomy Bookmarks

This document contains two pages, each presenting the front and back of a die-cut Spitzer astronomy bookmark. Note that these are challenging to print double-sided on home printers.

Color, 2-sided, 8.5" x 11"
Both Bookmarks (PDF file, 2 pages, 1 MB)


Planetfinding Postcards

Each page contains the front and back of a postcard about Spitzer's search to characterize extrasolar planets and how they form. Note that these are challenging to print double-sided on home printers.

Color, 2-sided, 8.5" x 11"
All Postcards (PDF file, 4 pages, 284 KB)


2009 Spitzer Calendar

Front Cover | Inside Cover | January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December | Back Cover |



Out-of-Print (Available Online Only) Items

The following publications are out of print and are no longer available for hard-copy distribution by SSC/IPAC/JPL. However, since the online PDF files may prove useful to people who wish to print their own copies, they remain available online.



The Infrared Universe

A wallsheet jam-packed with information about what the universe looks like in the infrared. The back contains nine 8.5" x 11" panels explaining what infrared light is and containing details on the Herschel experiment (see "Discovery of Infrared Light" below).

Color, 2-sided, 25.5" x 33"
Full Poster (PDF file, 2 pages, 2 MB)
Back Panels Only (PDF file, 9 pages, 329 KB)


The Multiwavelength Universe

This breathtaking wallsheet illustrates the different information that can be obtained by observing astronomical objects at different wavelengths across the electromagnetic spectrum. The full-color front features six multiwavelength composites with insets showing various objects as seen at numerous discreet wavelengths. The back contains nine 8.5" x 11" panels explaining the concepts and rationales behind multiwavelength astronomy.

Color, 2-sided, 25.5" x 33"
Full Poster (PDF file, 2 pages, 1.67 MB)
Back Panels Only (PDF file, 9 pages, 258 KB)


Infrared: Seeing Our World in a Different Light

A three-fold, full-color brochure about the different real-world applications of infrared imaging, featuring stunning infrared imagery.

Color, 2-sided, 11" x 34"
Full Brochure (PDF file, 2 pages, 2.7 MB)


What Is a False-Color Composite?

This lithograph uses images of the largest planet in our solar system to explain why the images we see of astronomomical objects rarely represent the objects as they would actually appear to our eyes.

Color, 2-sided, 8.5" x 11"
Full Litho (PDF file, 2 pages, 210 KB)


Discovery of Infrared Light

A good, low-cost classroom exercise that takes students step-by-step through a recreation of the experiment Sir Frederick William Herschel performed in the 1800s to discover infrared light. Requires only a glass prism, three alcohol thermometers, a small amount of black paint, a cardboard box, scissors, and a sheet of white paper.

Color, 2-sided, 11" x 17"
Full Brochure (PDF file, 2 pages, 420 KB)


Infrared Astronomy: More Than Our Eyes Can See

An all-time favorite lithograph, the well-known constellation of Orion is used to illustrate how a common astronomical object appears in both visible light and in the infrared.

Color, 2-sided, 11" x 8.5"
Full Litho (PDF file, 2 pages, 160 KB)


The Tarantula Nebula (30 Doradus)

A print showing one of the spectacular results from the Spitzer Space Telescope, with information about the object on the back.

Color, 2-sided, 11" x 8.5"
Full Litho (PDF file, 2 pages, 462 KB)


The Young Star HH 46/47

A print showing one of the spectacular results from the Spitzer Space Telescope, with information about the object on the back.

Color, 2-sided, 11" x 8.5"
Full Litho (PDF file, 2 pages, 482 KB)


The Elephant's Trunk Nebula

A print showing one of the spectacular results from the Spitzer Space Telescope, with information about the object on the back.

Color, 2-sided, 11" x 8.5"
Full Litho (PDF file, 2 pages, 524 KB)


The Spiral Galaxy Messier 81

A print showing one of the spectacular results from the Spitzer Space Telescope, with information about the object on the back.

Color, 2-sided, 11" x 8.5"
Full Litho (PDF file, 2 pages, 381 KB)


The Nebula NGC 7129

A print showing one of the spectacular results from the Spitzer Space Telescope, with information about the object on the back.

Color, 2-sided, 8.5" x 11"
Full Litho (PDF file, 2 pages, 307 KB)


RCW 49

A print showing one of the spectacular results from the Spitzer Space Telescope, with information about the object on the back.

Color, 2-sided, 8.5" x 11"
Full Litho (PDF file, 2 pages, 28 MB)


The Trifid Nebula

A print showing one of the spectacular results from the Spitzer Space Telescope, with information about the object on the back.

Color, 2-sided, 8.5" x 11"
Full Litho (PDF file, 2 pages, 22 MB)


Spiral Galaxy NCC 300

A print showing one of the spectacular results from the Spitzer Space Telescope, with information about the object on the back.

Color, 2-sided, 11" x 8.5"
Full Litho (PDF file, 2 pages, 22 MB)


The Whirlpool Galaxy

A visible-infrared comparison of a famous galaxy, with information about the object on the back.

Color, 2-sided, 11" x 8.5"
Full Litho (PDF file, 2 pages, 34 MB)


Kepler's Supernova Remnant

A print showing a famous supernova remnant as seen by NASA's Great Observatories, with information about the object on the back.

Color, 2-sided, 11" x 8.5"
Full Litho (PDF file, 2 pages, 16 MB)


2008 Spitzer Calendar

Front Cover | Inside Cover | January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December | Back Cover |


2007 Spitzer Calendar

Cover | January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December



Spitzer-IPAC Print Publications are funded by the taxpayers of the United States of America through the Spitzer Science Center and the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center. Copyright is not enforced and these materials may be distributed, unaltered, freely for educational purposes. For more information or to request hard copies please contact the NASA/JPL Educator Resource Center. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.