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Session 58 - Future of Antarctic Astrophysics.
Display session, Wednesday, June 10
The Submillimeter Polarimeter for Antarctic Remote Observations (SPARO), currently under development at Northwestern University, will be used with the Viper South Pole telescope during Austral Winter 1999 to map interstellar magnetic fields in the extended Galactic Center region. The goal of these observations is to discover the large-scale configuration of the magnetic field in our Galaxy's nucleus. The cryostat for this He-3 cooled bolometer array polarimeter has been optimized for South Pole winter-over use. The operating wavelength is 450 microns. Besides the Galactic Center, targets for SPARO observations include star-forming molecular clouds in the Milky Way, and interstellar cirrus.
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