Caltech Submillimeter Observatory (CSO)
A Digest of Recent News and Scientific Results
Galileo Block Party at the CSO base facility
Families visiting the CSO base facility to enjoy different
CSO obtained a new high-fidelity map of CO
7-6 emission of the Orion massive star forming region.
CO J=7-6 emission map taken at the CSO (Green and white contours)
the dust continuum emission map taken at 350 micron (magenta
The blue triangles with source names show the positions of young
stars. The yellow
stars mark the positions of the Trapezium members. The hatched
ellipse at the
bottom left corder indicates the spatial resolution of the CO 7-6 map.
Three Public Lectures in June 2009.
Brian Force giving his lecture at the Mauna Kea Visitor Information
Image credit: The Mauna Kea Visitor Information Station.
The Bolocam Galactic Plane Survey (BGPS) ---
The Data Archive Released.
Free Lecture at 'Imiloa Astronomy Center by
Dr. Tom Bell at Caltech/CSO --- The Birth of Giants: How Are
Massive Stars Formed?
Example of the
sites of massive star formation that includes Infrared Dark
Image credit: NASA, ESA, N. Smith (U.C. Berbekey), and the Hubble
Heritage Team (STScI/AURA).
One of the CSO's discoveries was covered in
"Birth of the Oceans" of National Geographic Channel.
Detection of the
HDO (heavy water) in Comet
Hyakutake (c/1996 B2) at submillimeter wave (605.7 micron).
CSO participated eighth annual AstroDay 2009,
held at the Prince Kuhio Plaza on the 2nd of May.
A front view of the CSO booth on AstroDay 2009.
Technologies at the Caltech Submillimeter
Observatory at Mauna Kea to be transferring to a new 25-m telescope
called CCAT in Chile in 2018.
Caltech Submillimeter Observatory, located near the summit of Mauna
Initial science results from The Extended
Submillimeter Array Project (eSMA).
Continuum image of the distant quasar with atomic carbon (CI) spectra
carbon monoxide (CO) of the intervening galaxy observed using the
CSO joined a special live event called
"Around the World in 80 Telescopes" of the 100 Hours of Astronomy,
part of the International Year of Astronomy 2009.
Dr. C. Darren Dowell at JPL/Caltech talked about an exciting science
towards a supermassive blackhole
at the center of the Milkey Way Galaxy, being done at the Caltech
Over one hundred twenty scisntists from all over the world gathered to
attend the symposium to discuss the
latest advances in submillimeter astrophysics and technology at Caltech
on February 23rd–24th, 2009.
CSO captures an early stage of massive star
formation with SMA.
CSO and SMA observations in CO (2-1) of the bipolar outflow in
The CSO data are shown in contours, with approaching (blue-shifted)
in solid lines and receding (red-shifted) material in dashed lines. The
are color-coded blue for approaching and red for receding gas. A yellow
denotes the site of the massive young star driving the outflow.
CSO participated the Journey through the
Universe program in February 2009.
Dr. Walter Steiger is starting his lecture at the PCS-Connections in
front of 7th grade students.
The Redshift(Z) and Early Universe
Spectrometer, ZEUS, captured submillimeter
emission from high redshift galaxies.
[CII] spectrum taken towards one of the high-redshifted galaxies with
CSO participated the Onizuka
Science Day 2009, held at the University of Hawaii Hilo
Steve Baca and Walter Steiger are explaining two different
to participants of the
Onizuka Science Day 2009.
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