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How should I refer to the Spitzer Space Telescope?
Posted by Elena Scire on 21 November 2008 11:20 AM

The observatory should be called Spitzer (in italics if in a formal setting and if you have the capability, e.g., Spitzer), not the acronym "SST," and not "SIRTF," even though our name still begins with an "S." Spitzer is not an acronym itself, so it should be mixed-case, not "SPITZER."