TUNA Lunch Talk:

Jonathan Foster

Boston University

The Millimeter Astronomy Legacy Team 90 GHz (MALT90) Survey

November 8

12:10PM, Room 230, NRAO, Edgemont Road


The MALT90 Survey is mapping thousands of dense molecular clumps associated with high-mass star formation using the ATNF Mopra 22-m telescope. I will present results from the pilot survey and show how these results shaped the design of the main survey. I will briefly describe the pipeline and software tools we developed for organization of the survey. MALT90 has now finished its second year of observing and I will present some early results on distances and chemistry from this data-set. More information about MALT90 and data from the first year are available at http://malt90.bu.edu/.