Colloquium on 5 June 2014
The structure of the Galactic Disc


Title: The structure of the Galactic Disc
Speaker: Michael Feast
Date: Thursday, 5 June 2014
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Venue: SAAO Auditorium


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.

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