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A proceedings book that brings astronomers right up-to-date in crucial research areas
Contains the state of things in recent observational and theoretical progress in a field of our Galaxy and nearby galaxies
This is a proceedings book of the symposium "Mapping the Galaxy and Nearby Galaxies" held on Ishigaki Island, Okinawa, Japan, on June 25 – 30, 2006. The symposium focused on mapping the interstellar media and other components in galaxies. Latest results of the following main topics are presented in the volume:
Our Galaxy -- mass distribution, local ISM, supermassive black holes and their environments
Central part of nearby galaxies -- ISM around starbursts, fueling mechanisms
Nearby Galaxies -- molecular gas and star formation, gas dynamics
Galactic environment and evolution -- formation of our Galaxy, origin of supermassive black holes
The nature of the Dark Matter component -- effects on the internal structures of galaxies
Content Level »Professional/practitioner
Keywords »Galaxy Formation - Gas Dynamics - Interstellar Matter - Radio Astronomy - Redshift - Relativistic jet - astronomy