May 12, 2010 - "Star Formation in the Milky Way" - Dr. Scott Schnee

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May 12, 2010 - "Star Formation in the Milky Way" - Dr. Scott Schnee, HIA- Plaskett Fellow

Abstract: Star formation is an on-going process in our galaxy, with perhaps a few stars forming each year somewhere in the Milky Way. In this talk I will explain how we know where new stars are forming and what the stages of star formation are. I will also describe how new facilities, both ground based and satellites, have enabled rapid progress in the field of star formation and will continue to reveal new insights in the near future.

PowerPoint Show (35Mb pps) - please download to your computer to play this presentation

Here are the URLs for the animations I showed (in the order they appear in my talk):

Bio: I received my B.A. in astrophysics from Columbia University in 2000 and my PhD from Harvard University in 2006. I spent three years at the California Institute of Technology as a postdoctoral scholar and since September 2009 I have been a Plaskett Fellow at the NRC-HIA in Victoria.


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