Podcaster: Rob Sparks. Guest: Dustin Lang
Title: The Siena Galaxy Atlas
NOIRLab Press Release: https://noirlab.edu/public/news/noirlab2328/
Legacy Survey Viewer: https://www.legacysurvey.org/viewer#NGC%201536
Astronomers have long sought to map the night skies, not only to fill in our picture of the cosmos we inhabit, but also to support further research. Comprehensive compilations of astronomical objects serve many purposes: they can help scientists spot broad patterns across a population of objects, put new discoveries such as transient events in the context of their surroundings, and identify the best candidates for focused observations. Justin Lang of the Perimeter Institute discusses the creation of a new project called the Siena Galaxy Atlas.
Bio: Rob Sparks is in the Communications, Education and Engagement group at NSF’s NOIRLab in Tucson, Arizona.
Dustin Lang is a researcher at the Perimeter Institute.
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