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Outer Limits of the Milky Way Meeting-in-a-Meeting

Organizer: Barbara Whitney, University of Wisconsin

Outer Limits of the Milky Way I: Overview and Theories of Galactic Structure
Tuesday, 4 June 2013: 10:00am-11:30am
High angular and velocity resolution surveys of the Milky Way Galaxy, which have revolutionized our understanding of the inner parts of the Milky Way, are currently being extended to the outer reaches of the Milky Way's Galactic disk. This meeting will focus on what has been learned about the outer disk of the Milky Way Galaxy beyond the solar circle, with a goal of integrating our picture of the stellar, interstellar, and star forming components of the outer limits of the Milky Way. This first session will give an overview of the Galaxy, including theories of spiral arm structure and dynamics, warps, and the tidal imprints of dwarf companions.
Confirmed Speakers:
Jerry Sellwood, Rutgers University
Constance Rockosi, University of California, Santa Cruz
Sukanya Chakrabarti, RIT
Barbara Whitney, University of Wisconsin

Outer Limits of the Milky Way II: Star Formation
Tuesday, 4 June 2013: 2:00pm-3:30pm
This session will review star formation of the Outer Galaxy: Using radio and Spitzer observations to map the Outer star formation disk, comparing the distribution of H II regions to H I and CO distributions, and reviewing characteristics of star formation in the Outer Galaxy.
Confirmed Speakers:
Charles Kerton, Iowa State University
Alberto Sanna, Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy
Loren Anderson, West Virginia University
Barbara Whitney, University of Wisconsin

Outer Limits of the Milky Way III: Mapping Galactic Structure in Stars and Dust
Wednesday, 5 June 2013: 10:00am-11:30am
This session will review observations that have mapped spiral arms, the Galactic warp and truncation radius, and determined the dust and stellar structure of the Outer Galaxy. We will conclude the meeting with a Q&A discussion.
Confirmed Speakers:
David Nidever, University of Michigan
Gail Zasowski, Ohio State University
Robert Benjamin, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater
Barbara Whitney, University of Wisconsin