Near-term Sub-mm Prospects
CARA has developed a unique suite of
sub-mm instruments for observation of
dense interstellar medium in the Milky
Way and nearby galaxies
Evolution toward shorter wavelengths
200m window with SPIFI, heterodyne
60m window ?!
Focal-plane arrays with more pixels
Extraordinary science now possible
Detailed exploration of Photon Dominated Regions
and their relationship to molecular clouds
Hot, dense gas near star-forming cores
The effect of the galactic environment on star
formation processes in molecular clouds
Magnetic fields in the galactic center region
New ideas from outside proposals!