The H-Alpha Dot Survey - Where Serendipity and Science Intersect

Event

When:
Fri, 04 Dec 2015, 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm
Where:
Natural Science Bldg. 112 - Louisville, KY
Category:
Fall 2015
Who:
Dr. John Salzer

Description

Dr. John Salzer
Astronomy Department
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405

 

Date: December 4, 2015
Time: 03:00 pm
Room: NS112

I describe the H-Alpha Dot Survey, an ongoing program that utilizes narrow-band images taken for other purposes to discover a population of faint emission-line sources. While the H-alpha Dots appear to represent a random assortment of extragalactic systems, they are in fact a highly differentiated collection of strong-lined galaxies at a range of redshifts. I give examples of how the H-Alpha Dots can be used to explore a number of important problems in modern astronomy.


Venue

Location:
Natural Science Bldg. 112