Galactic surveys of Planetary nebulae and their astrophysics: past present and future

I will briefly review the PN phenomena and describe the power of these objects as probes of stellar evolution and Galactic evolution. I will address their use as potent kinematic tracers and their value as cosmological distance indicators. Finally I will review the recent major progress in discovery, distance determinations and elimination of mimics before touching on the future potential using multi-wavelength optical-MIR-radio data.


09/12/2010 - 13:00
Quentin Parker
Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia