Title Watching star birth from the Antarctic Plateau
Author Tothill, N.F.H.; McCaughrean, M.J.; Walker, C.K.; Kulesa, C.A.; Loehr, A.; Parshley, S.
Author Affil Tothill, N.F.H., University of Exeter, School of Physics, Exeter, United Kingdom. Other: University of Arizona; Cornell University
Source p.381-386, ; Smithsonian at the poles, Washington, DC, May 3-4, 2007, edited by I. Krupnik, M.A. Lang and S.E. Miller. Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, Washington, DC, United States. ISBN: 978-0-9788460-1-50-9788460-1- X
Publication Date 2009
Notes In English. NSF Grant ANT-0441756. 7 refs. Ant. Acc. No: 86103. CRREL Acc. No: 63004415
Index Terms instruments; logistics; Antarctica-- Antarctic Platform; Antarctic Platform; Antarctica; astronomy; International Polar Year 2007-08; IPY 2007-08 Research Publications; observations; stars; telescopes
Abstract Astronomical instruments on the Antarctic plateau are very well suited to observing the formation of stars and their associated planetary systems since young stars emit their light at the wavelengths at which Antarctica offers the most striking advantages. Antarctic telescopes have already brought new insights into the physics of star formation and the molecular clouds where it occurs. During the International Polar Year (IPY), new sites will be opened up to astronomical exploitation, with the prospect of new capabilities in the drive to understand how stars and planets form.
URL http://hdl.handle.net/10088/6826
Publication Type monograph
Record ID 292153