The Milky Way as you never saw it before

Dr. Carlos González Fernández

Abstract

Abstract: The study of the structure of our Galaxy, particularly its inner disc, has always been hindered by two factors: interstellar extinction dims even the brightest stars at optical wavelengths and the high source density prevents us, as the proverbial trees, to see the big galactic picture. 

With this talk we give a broad introduction of the historical efforts to alleviate these issues in the neverending quest to dig deeper into the Milky Way, followed by a overview of the first results obtained by the VVV-Vista survey, that maps the southern Galactic sky with unprecedent depth and resolution.

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The Milky Way as you never saw it before
Dr. Carlos González Fernández
Universidad de Alicante, Spain
Thursday April 19, 2012
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