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Ordinary Meeting: "The Spiral Structure of the Milky Way" by Dr Giovanni Carraro, ESO

Friday 14th February 2014 - 8:00pm
Topic:  The Spiral Structure of the Milky Way
Speaker:   Dr Giovanni Carraro, ESO
Venue: Epping Creative Centre - 26 Stanley Road, Epping
Abstract: I plan to describe our present day knowledge of the spiral structure in our own galaxy. What do we know, which are the primary tracers of spiral structure, and what toexpect from  future observations.

Biography: I am an astronomer at European Souther Observatory, in Chile, where I work at Paranal observatory. I got my PhD back in 1996 in Padova, then I moved to Chilein 2004. I work mostly on stellar populations studies and star clusters. I am president of the Commission 37 of the International Astronomical Union, and editor of the Astrophysical Journal. I co-authored almost 200 peer-review papers.


Event Date: 
Friday, 14 February, 2014 - 20:00
Epping Creative Centre, 26 Stanley Road, Epping NSW

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