New Treasures of the Milky Way from Spitzer's Galactic Surveys
|Date/Time:||Friday, 25 Sep 2009 from 4:10 pm to 5:10 pm|
|Location:||3 Physics Hall|
The Galactic Legacy Infrared Mid-Plane Survey Extraordinaire (GLIMPSE)program with the Spitzer Space Telescope has produced a revolutionary catalog and atlas of the Milky Way plane at mid-infrared wavelengths. These data have opened up new windows to understanding star formation, young stars, the interstellar medium, and Galactic structure. I will review some of the discoveries made by the University of Wyoming group, including several new massive Galactic star clusters, possible planet-forming young stellar systems, and properties of some of the Galaxy's most massive stars.