|Title:||The structure of the Galactic Disc|
|Date:||Thursday, 5 June 2014|
|Time:||11:00 - 12:00|
After a short general introduction to our understanding of the Galactic disc the talk will focus on its outer regions. Five classical Cepheids have been found beyond the Galactic bulge at heliocentric distances of ~25 kpc and 1-2 kpc above the plane. Their significance in establishing a stellar component to the flared disc and its structure will be discussed with particular reference to HI work.