CfA Colloquium Schedule Spring 2005
 31 March 2005

31 March 2005

Speaker: Edward B. Churchwell (The University of Wisconsin)

Title: Recent Results from the Spitzer GLIMPSE Legacy Science Program

Abstract: A brief description of the GLIMPSE Legacy Science program will be given. Preliminary results on the largescale distribution of stars in the Galactic plane will be discussed. In particular, detection of an asymmetry in star counts between the northern and southern hemispheres will be discussed accompanied by some speculation on the implications of this. Morphologies of dust distributions in the the neighborhoods of massive star formation regions will be shown, again with some speculation on their origins. I will end with examples of detections of various classes of objects in and beyond the Galactic disk.

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