Institute of Astronomy

Clouds, cores, and disks: a potpourri of results from the submillimeter telescopes on Mauna Kea

SpeakerTalk DateTalk Series
Jonathan Williams, Institute for Astronomy, Hawaii4 June 2009Institute of Astronomy Colloquia


Mauna Kea is the best site for observations at submillimeter wavelengths in the northern hemisphere. I will present a broad overview of a range of programs in star and planet formation that we have carried out with the
three submillimeter telescopes (CSO, JCMT, SMA) on the summit in the last few years. Topics to be covered include a 1.1mm survey of the Galactic plane, CO mapping of interstellar bubbles, starless cores in cluster forming regions, and circumstellar disks in Orion. I will end with some thoughts on how the cosmochemical discovery of 60Fe in our Solar System ties these subjects together.


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