A few links related to infrared, star formation, Spitzer......
Want me to come give a public talk to your group? Email me!
The Talk Itself
- SDAA talk, 4 Feb 12
- Older talks have been removed due to space considerations.
The Infrared World Around Us
Education and Outreach
Astronomy as a career
I have a separate page for those links
(including links for women).
Also, I seem to be getting a lot of questions about the
time allocation process, e.g. how do we decide what we observe?
Links in response to specific questions I've been asked at the talk(s)
- SDAA Kepler circumbinary planet: There are THREE of these
systems known. Here
is the information on the most recent two released (34b and 35b) and
here is the information
on the one from last fall (16b).
See also 16b page and 34b page, and
The animations on some of those pages are IMHO a little misleading!
For 16, the stars are 0.69 and 0.20 solar masses, and is "probably about 200
light years" away - the distance to it is not well-known.
For 34, the stars are 1.05 and 1.02 solar masses, and is 4887 light years
For 35, the stars are 0.89 and 0.81 solar masses, and is 5,363 light years
- SDAA question on cost to reactivate WISE - the
critical components not relating to EPO or any science that need
funding to continue the mission would be the command and control
of the spacecraft from Capitol College in Maryland (they'd volunteered),
and the data processing
pipeline at IPAC which combine for an estimated cost of 'only'
$5 million per year.
- Santa Monica question on clusters I've worked on:
Well, my CV
a very formal listing of all my publications, refereed (in journals) and not
(from conferences). But here is a brief listing of the clusters/complexes
I have attempted to reconstruct. It is probably not complete:
- NGC 2264
- NGC 1333, IC 348, and the Perseus molecular cloud
- rho Ophiuchus and the Ophiuchus molecular cloud
- TW Hydra Association
- Eta Cha Association
- Lynds 1228 (south)
- DR 21
- M47 (NGC 2422)
- IC 1396
- Henize 206 (in the Large Magellanic Cloud, the most distant thing I've
- Taurus Molecular Cloud, Taurus-Auriga
- Beta Pictoris Moving Group
- IC 2118 (conference pubs only, still working on refereed version)
- North American and Pelican Nebulae (NGC 7000) (conference pubs only, still working on refereed version)
- 30 Doradus (also in the Large Magellanic Cloud) (conference pubs only, still working on refereed version)
- Blanco-1 (conference pubs only, still working on refereed version)
- IC 1805 (data on my desktop, still working on refereed version)
- M16 (data on my desktop, still working on refereed version)
- NGC 1893 (conference pubs only, still working on refereed version)
- I'm also part of two large teams working on big surveys of many
star-forming regions: Cores
to Disks (c2d) and Gould's
Belt. Finally, I'm also part of the MIPSGAL team, which catches lots of star-forming regions
"by accident" in the process of surveying the Galaxy.
- MWOA question on Fomalhaut: Fomalhaut is an A3, so more
massive than I thought it was at about two and a half times the mass of the
- VCAS question on Cepheids:
entry for Jocelyn Bell
- links on stellar fusion:
- initial launch phases (when do
air-lit solids get, well, lit?). This comes from the
official SIRTF Launch press kit.
- What temperature do the Spitzer bandpasses
roughly correspond to (for thermal radiation)?
- JPL Open House
- The Hubble UDF was obtained by a group coordinating observations of
the same region with Hubble, Chandra, and Spitzer; they are
the GOODS team.
- Detector technology. For a quick overview, see the instrument webpages -
For more information than you probably really wanted to know, see
the first part of each of the instrument chapters in the
- Number of women in astronomy vs. engineering: see page 5 of this
- Mike Brown's
press office; also see
by category. See especially
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