- October 23, 2003
Additional pre-generated images that complement those in the WHAM-NSS paper are now available on the survey page.
- August 7, 2003
The WHAM Survey paper is finally finished and accepted. It will appear in ApJ Supplement, v149, in December 2003. See the Papers section for a preprint. Please use the citation there for all your future references related to the WHAM-NSS.
We've also caught up with most of our recent releases on the Papers section of the site. Look for a series of new papers from our team this fall on the results of our multi-wavelength projects.
- December 10, 2001
Matt and Greg will be presenting at the AAS
meeting in Washington, DC on Tuesday, January
8. Matt will be presenting a poster
on the finished WHAM-NSS while Greg will have a poster
on the newest WHAM multi-wavelength science
results. We will have a limited supply of small
versions of our PR poster, which is now also available
for download through the Survey page.
- November 30, 2001
Survey Release: Phase II
The full kinematic release is now available on the
- November 27, 2001
The second phase of the survey, the full kinematic
spectra release, will be posted this week.
Check back for details!
- July 31, 2001
We've added PostScript maps with black backgrounds (yes, they
eat toner or ink, but look quite nice!) and a FITS binary table
option to the Survey downloads.
- July 27, 2001
We now have GIF, PNG, and PostScript maps available on the Survey
- July 19, 2001
Sorry for the huge delay in updating our site. We've been a little
busy! Matt Haffner's son was born in December and he's been having
a lot of (too much?) fun in real life. We're also publishing
Matt's was just published in ApJ Letters and presents the first
ionized map of a IVC. Ron Reynolds and Nick Sterling just submitted
their work on a large loop above the W3/4/5 complex in the Perseus
arm. Greg Madsen is polishing off work on WHAM observations just
off the H I disk of M31 and Nikki Hausen's meticulous job pulling
out the H-Alpha emission from the Lockman Window and toward the
ever-popular target HD93521 is nearly finished.
Finally, we'd like to present...
Survey Release: Phase I
The total intensity map is now available at the Survey
page! The full spectral map will be available soon as well. There
are several systematic effects that we are still trying to correct.
- July 16, 2001
The first phase of the survey will be released this week. Check
back for details!
- July 7, 2000
Survey reduction is nearing completion! Over 80% (90% above dec
= -20 degrees) of the sky is complete and we hope to be done in
another month or so. Downloadable WHAM data should be available
by early this fall.
- May 3, 2000
The survey reduction is going slow but is progressing steadily.
About 50% of the sky has been reduced. Matt Haffner will be presenting
the (hopefully whole) survey at the Fourth
Tetons Conference at the end of May. Greg Madsen and Nikki
Hausen are presenting posters about H-Alpha emission at the edge
of M31 and [O I]/H-Alpha measurements in H II regions at the Rochester
AAS Meeting in early June.
- February 7, 2000
Web site overhaul!
Sorry for not keeping up with these pages. We have been extremely
busy with reduction of the H-Alpha survey. Our intention is to
have it finished in a few months and have full public access to
the data by this summer. I hope you enjoy the new look!
- June, 1999
Steve Tufte has left UW to take a faculty position at Lewis
& Clark College in Portland, OR.
- November, 1998
The extention to -30 degrees is complete. See the map below
for WHAM coverage.
- February 3, 1998
The main portion of the WHAM survey is completed!
In just over a year, WHAM has observed all points in the
sky above declination -20 degrees. We are now pushing further
south to -30 degrees declination in H-Alpha and re-observing some
blocks which may have been looked at on nights with less than
ideal sky conditions. We will also be obtaining data from the
Galaxy in other spectral lines like [S II]
and [N II].
- January 9, 1997
The H-Alpha survey begins.
- December 12, 1996
First remote light! Steve Tufte ran the telescope
for two successive nights from Madison, Wisconsin without a hitch.
- December 7, 1996
First light at Kitt Peak.
- November 19, 1996
WHAM arrived at Kitt Peak and was set
on its pad between the 2.1-meter and Solar telescopes. Everything
seems to have made the trip just fine and we are on track for
the survey to begin in January.
- November 14, 1996
WHAM was loaded onto a flatbed truck and shipped to Arizona.
- August, 1996
The first WHAM map of the Galaxy is
- January 24, 1996
WHAM took its first spectra
of the Galaxy.
- January 2, 1996
Calibration images were taken for the first time at Pine Bluff.
The spectrometer has been tested extensively and is working as
expected. No problems have been detected after the move to Pine
- November 7, 1995
WHAM was installed at Pine Bluff Observatory near Madison,