Mapping the Milky Way

Galactic Cartography in the Age of High Precision Parallaxes - Hybrid

6 - 10 February 2023

Venue: Lorentz Center@Oort

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Our goal for the workshop is to build a scientific consensus of the large-scale non-axisymmetric structure of the Milky Way, integrating diverse data sets to build a multi-wavelength, multi-component picture of our Galaxy that leverages the high precision parallaxes available from radio, infrared and optical surveys. 

Confirmed speakers:
Joss Bland-Hawthorn             Kathryn Johnston
Eloisa Poggio                           Francesca Fragkoudi 
Katherina Immer                    Alfred Castro-Ginard
Michael Kuhn                          Jason Sanders
Mareki Honma                        Dorota Skowron
Trey Wenger                             Zhi Li
Rosine Lallement                   Marijke Haverkorn
Gail Zasowski                          Juan Soler
James Urquhart


Day 1:

The young and old stellar populations

Open Clusters

Young stars

Outer disk influencers



Day 2:

Mapping the ISM 

 Young Stellar Objects

 Dust mapping

 Diffuse Interstellar Bands

 B-field mapping


Day 3:

Astrometry of Masers and Global HI/HII/CO Mapping

Maser parallaxes

CO/molecular clouds mapping

HII regions

HI distribution


Day 4:

Galactic bar region and the bar/spiral transition

Structure of the bar

Masers of the inner disk

Stellar bar simulations

Gas flow simulations


Day 5:

Putting all the pieces together

Conference summary discussion

Closing discussion: What our Galaxy Looks Like. 


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