Astrophysics and Space Science Library

Penetrating Bars through Masks of Cosmic Dust

The Hubble Tuning Fork strikes a New Note

Editors: Block, D.L., Puerari, I., Freeman, K.C., Groess, R., Block, E.K. (Eds.)

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THE EDITORS: DAVID L. BLOCK AND KENNETH C. FREEMAN (SOC CO-CHAIRS), IVANIO PUERARI, ROBERT GROESS AND LIZ K. BLOCK 1. Harvard College Observatory, 1958 The past century has truly brought about an explosive period of growth and discovery for the physical sciences as a whole, and for astronomy in particular. Galaxy morphology has reached a renaissance . . The year: 1958. The date: October 1. The venue: Harvard College Observatory. The lecturer: Walter Baade. With amazing foresight, Baade penned these words: "Young stars, supergiants and so on, make a terrific splash - lots of light. The total mass of these can be very small compared to the total mass of the system". Dr Layzer then asked the key question: " . . . the discussion raises the point of what this classification would look like if you were to ignore completely all the Population I, and just focus attention on the Population II . . . " We stand on the shoulders of giants. The great observer E. E. Barnard, in his pioneering efforts to photograph the Milky Way, devoted the major part of his life to identifying and numbering dusty "holes" and dust lanes in our Milky Way. No one could have dreamt that the pervasiveness of these cosmic dust masks (not only in our Galaxy but also in galaxies at high redshift) is so great, that their "penetration" is truly one of the pioneering challenges from both space-borne telescopes and from the ground.

Table of contents (85 chapters)

  • A Tribute to Cosmic Dust Pioneer: J. Mayo Greenberg

    Block, David L.

    Pages 1-14

  • The Hubble Tuning Fork Strikes a New Note

    Block, D. L. (et al.)

    Pages 15-38

  • Episodes in the Development of the Hubble Galaxy Classification

    Sandage, Allan

    Pages 39-56

  • Secular Evolution Versus Hierarchical Merging: Galaxy Evolution Along the Hubble Sequence, in the Field and Rich Environments

    Combes, Francoise

    Pages 57-74

  • Dense Gas and Star Formation in Bars

    Huttemeister, Susanne

    Pages 75-80

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Penetrating Bars through Masks of Cosmic Dust
Book Subtitle
The Hubble Tuning Fork strikes a New Note
Editors
  • David L. Block
  • Ivânio Puerari
  • K. C. Freeman
  • R. Groess
  • Elizabeth K. Block
Series Title
Astrophysics and Space Science Library
Series Volume
319
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-2862-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-2862-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-2861-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-015-7085-5
Series ISSN
0067-0057
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 881
Topics