EAS Publications Series

Research Article

Resolving the FIR/SMM Cosmic Background and thus Studying the High-Redshift Universe from Concordia Station

3rd ARENA Conference: An Astronomical Observatory at CONCORDIA (Dome C, Antarctica), Frascati, Italy.

M. Vaccaria1 and A. Franceschinia1

a1 Department of Astronomy, University of Padova, Vicolo Osservatorio 3, 35122 Padova, Italy


The excellent observing conditions at Concordia station offer an outstanding opportunity to carry out sensitive FIR/SMM surveys of the extragalactic sky in order to resolve the Cosmic Background at these wavelengths. We outline the main standing questions about the formation and evolution of galaxies making up the FIR/SMM Cosmic Background and discuss how single-dish observations with either a 12-m or a 25-m antenna at Concordia would help in answering them.

(Online publication December 24 2009)