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Program Information for 2000B-0028


PI: Elizabeth A Lada, U. of Florida, elada@astro.ufl.edu
Address: Astronomy Department, 211 Space Sciences Research Building, Gainesville, FL 32611 USA

CoI: Richard J Elston, U. of Florida
CoI: David Dahari, U. of Florida
CoI: Carlos Roman-Zuniga, U. of Florida
CoI: Joao Alves, ESO
CoI: Charles J Lada, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
CoI: August Muench, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
CoI: Joan Najita, NOAO
CoI: Jonathan Williams, U. of Florida
CoI: Jeff Julian, U. of Florida
CoI: Richard F Green, NOAO
CoI: David Hon, U. of Florida
CoI: Steven N Raines, U. of Florida
CoI: Jay Elias, NOAO
CoI: Dick Joyce, NOAO
CoI: Noah H Rashkind, U. of Florida
CoI: Andrea Stolte, U. of Florida
CoI: Aaron Steinhauer, Indiana U.
CoI: Mark Franz, U. of Florida
CoI: Audra Hernandez, U. of Florida
CoI: Cynthia Gomez Martin, U. of Florida
CoI: Eric Boyd, SUNY at Oswego

Title: Toward a Complete Near-Infrared Spectroscopic and Imaging Survey of Giant Molecular Clouds

Abstract: We propose to use the FLAMINGOS multi-object spectrometer and imager to obtain complete inventories of the star and planet forming activity in the most active, nearby Giant Molecular Clouds. We will image all young stellar objects within these clouds down to the hydrogen burning limit and classify their types through their near-infrared spectra. The goals of this survey are to determine the number and spatial extent of young stars in the clouds and to measure their ages and masses. The resulting catalogs will be of wide interest and of great use in determining the stellar initial mass function and addressing fundamental questions such as the variation of star formation efficiency and rate from cloud to cloud, the formation of clusters, and sequential star formation.

Program Type: Survey

Scheduled Nights:
Run 1 (2000B):  KP-2.1m/FLMN -- 6n on Dec 01 - Dec 06 2000
Run 1 (2001A):  KP-2.1m/FLMN -- 6n on Feb 13 - Feb 24 2001
Run 1 (2001B):  KP-4m/FLMN -- 7n on Nov 27 - Dec 10 2001
Run 1 (2002A):  KP-2.1m/FLMN -- 7n on Feb 01 - Feb 14 2002
Run 1 (2002B):  KP-2.1m/FLMN -- 14n on Dec 14 - Dec 17 2002, Jan 06 - Jan 08 2003, Jan 25 - Jan 31 2003
Run 1 (2003A):  KP-2.1m/FLMN -- 7.5n on Feb 01 - Feb 05 2003, Mar 22 - Mar 26 2003
Run 1 (2003B):  KP-2.1m/FLMN -- 24.5n on Nov 19 - Dec 01 2003, Jan 20 - Jan 31 2004
Run 1 (2004A):  KP-2.1m/FLMN -- 1n on Feb 01 2004
Run 1 (2004B):  KP-2.1m/FLMN -- 26n on Nov 20 - Nov 21 2004, Dec 11 - Dec 23 2004, Dec 26 - Jan 05 2005
Run 1 (2005B):  KP-2.1m/FLMN -- 9.5n on Jan 04 - Jan 13 2006
Run 2 (2001B):  KP-2.1m/FLMN -- 10.5n on Jan 11 - Jan 31 2002
Run 2 (2002B):  KP-4m/FLMN -- 14n on Jan 10 - Jan 23 2003
Run 2 (2003B):  KP-4m/FLMN -- 17n on Dec 06 - Dec 12 2003, Dec 30 - Jan 08 2004
Run 2 (2004B):  KP-4m/FLMN -- 17n on Oct 03 - Oct 07 2004, Nov 24 - Dec 05 2004
Run 2 (2005B):  KP-4m/FLMN -- 20.5n on Dec 07 - Dec 23 2005, Dec 26 - Dec 29 2005


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