Mapping the 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.

Mapping the Galaxy and Nearby Galaxies

Readers with any kind of an interest in astronomy will find this work fascinating, detailing as it does the proceedings of the symposium of the same name held in Japan in 2006. The symposium focused on mapping the interstellar media and other components in galactic disks, bulges, halos, and central regions of galaxies. Thanks to recent progress in observations using radio interferometers and optical/infrared telescopes in ground and space, our knowledge on structures of our Galaxy and nearby galaxies has been growing for the last decade.

Novel Phytoplankton Blooms

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.

Novel Phytoplankton Blooms


Reports on Astronomy 2006 2009 IAU XXVIIA

... Diagnostics of Galaxy Evolution , 14-16 November 2005 , Pasadena , CA , USA • Groups of Galaxies in the Nearby ... Netherlands • Mapping the Galaxy and Nearby Galaxies , 26-30 June 2006 , Ishigaki , Okinawa , Japan • Physics and ...

Reports on Astronomy 2006 2009  IAU XXVIIA

A comprehensive and authoritative review of what has been achieved in astronomy during the years 2006 to 2009.

A Road Map for the Exploration of Neighboring Planetary Systems

The astrometry program will establish fundamental distances to stars within our galaxy and even to nearby galaxies , a major step in defining the distance scale of the universe and the structure and evolution of our galaxy .

A Road Map for the Exploration of Neighboring Planetary Systems

NASA presents information about the astronomy project to map the exploration of nearby planets and orbiting stars. The project consists of a consortium of many institutions to create a space-based optical interferometer, the study of dust clouds around stars, and more. Information about support ground-based programs, supporting space missions, and other details about the project are available.

Principles of Physical Cosmology

this galaxy and many of the others named in panel ( c ) are in The Hubble Atlas of Galaxies ( Sandage 1961 ) . Elegant maps of the galaxy distribution are in the Nearby Galaxies Atlas ( Tully and Fisher 1987 ) .

Principles of Physical Cosmology

The classic introduction to physical cosmology from Nobel Prize–winning physicist P. J. E. Peebles Principles of Physical Cosmology is the essential introduction to this critical area of modern physics, written by a leading pioneer who has shaped the course of the field for decades. P. J. E. Peebles provides an authoritative overview of the field, showing how observation has combined with theory to establish the science of physical cosmology. He presents the elements of physical cosmology, including the history of the discovery of the expanding universe; surveys the cosmological tests that measure the geometry of space-time, with a discussion of general relativity as the basis for these tests; and reviews the origin of galaxies and the large-scale structure of the universe. Now featuring Peebles's 2019 Nobel lecture, Principles of Physical Cosmology remains an indispensable reference for students and researchers alike.

The Origin Map

The Andromeda Galaxy is a large nearby elliptical galaxy that is about twice as big as our Milky Way Galaxy, and together with our Milky Way it is the dominant member of the local group of smaller galaxies. The size of the Andromeda ...

The Origin Map

On a desolate plain in the Egyptian Sahara desert, west of Aswan, there is a very remote prehistoric site called Nabta Playa. There, a recently discovered complex of extremely ancient man-made megalithic structures have baffled the archaeologists who excavated them. An insight into the meaning and use of the megaliths led to a step-by-step sequence of discoveries, verified by measure and calculation, revealing that the megalithic architecture at Nabta Playa is a unified and detailed astrophysical map of truly astonishing accuracy, with no less than staggering implications. Written for the educated general reader, with technical appendices, the discovery of how to decipher the system of megalithic structures is reported with gripping clarity.

Galaxies in the Local Volume

2 Mapping galaxy distribution and peculiar velocities in the LV The sky distribution of the LV galaxies looks extremely inhomogeneous owing to the presence of galaxy groups [7] and voids [8]. The spatial distribution of the nearest ...

Galaxies in the Local Volume

This timely book presents an overview of the galaxies within the Local Volume, including the Local Group and our closest neighbours, the Andromeda Galaxy and the Magellanic Clouds. Presented here are the latest results from radio, infrared and optical surveys as well as detailed multi-wavelength studies of individual galaxies. The book aims to provide a vibrant forum for presentations and discussions across a broad range of astrophysical topics.

From the Realm of the Nebulae to Populations of Galaxies

So, now all galaxy formation papers tell you how much a dark disk they see in their abstract. Since 1980s Brent Tully is mapping galaxies in the nearby Universe according to their membership to a galaxy association, after having ...

From the Realm of the Nebulae to Populations of Galaxies

In order to outline possible future directions in galaxy research, this book wants to be a short stopover, a moment of self-reflection of the past century of achievements in this area. Since the pioneering years of galaxy research in the early 20th century, the research on galaxies has seen a relentless advance directly connected to the parallel exponential growth of new technologies. Through a series of interviews with distinguished astronomers the editors provide a snapshot of the achievements obtained in understanding galaxies. While many initial questions about their nature have been addressed, many are still open and require new efforts to achieve a solution. The discussions may reveal paradigms worthwhile revisiting. With the help of some of those scientists who have contributed to it, the editors sketch the history of this scientific journey and ask them for inspirations for future directions of galaxy research.

The Central Regions of the Galaxy and Galaxies

5.6 Mapping the nucleus of NGC1068 in CO ( 2-1 ) A. J. Baker , N. Z. Scoville . ... Circinus M. Krause , N. Neininger , M. Elmouttie , K. L. Jones , R. F. Haynes 229 5.11 Dense molecular gas in nearby galaxies Y. Gao , P. M. Solomon .

The Central Regions of the Galaxy and Galaxies

Proceedings of the 184th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, held in Tokyo, Japan, 18-22 August 1997

On the Shores of the Unknown

This effect manifests itself on nearby galaxies as slight deviations from the uniform Hubble expansion around us . ... Most useful of these has been simply mapping the three - dimensional galaxy distribution by using Hubble's law to ...

On the Shores of the Unknown

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Introduction to Galaxy Formation and Evolution

The galaxy luminosity function and luminosity density at redshift z=0.1. ApJ, 592, 819–838. Blanton, M. R., Bershady, M. A., Abolfathi, B., et al. 2017. Sloan Digital Sky Survey IV: Mapping the Milky Way, nearby galaxies, ...

Introduction to Galaxy Formation and Evolution

A comprehensive examination of nearly fourteen billion years of galaxy formation and evolution, from primordial gas to present-day galaxies.

Cosmic Pinwheels Spiral Galaxies And The Universe

The Distribution of Nearby Galaxies The Shapley–Ames catalogue was the first compilation of the brightest galaxies in the ... This map clearly shows that bright galaxies avoid the band of the Milky Way (labeled the Galactic equator), ...

Cosmic Pinwheels  Spiral Galaxies And The Universe

The main goal of the book is to introduce the reader to the world of spiral galaxies, how spirals were discovered, what they represent from a physical point of view, and what people have learned about the universe and the nature of galaxies in general from the study of spirals. Topics include early discoveries of nebulae, the island universe concept, the structure of spirals as seen both visually with telescopes and in images obtained with different filters, the role of spirals in the discovery of interstellar dust and dark matter, the different kinds of spiral galaxies and the importance of bars and rings, how different non-spiral galaxy types such as elliptical galaxies and S0 galaxies connect to spirals, and how spirals have contributed to our understanding of star formation and evolution, galaxy formation and evolution, the cosmological distance scale, and the universal expansion. The Milky Way as a spiral galaxy is also discussed.The book is profusely illustrated and not only a discourse on the spirals, but is also a personal reminiscence based on the author's studies of spiral galaxies over the past 45 years.

Large scale Peculiar Motions Matter In Motion

Early investigations concentrated on mapping the distribution of galaxies near the Milky Way. Starting with the early all-sky visual and photographic coverage of the sky and redshift surveys, once an extragalactic distance scale became ...

Large scale Peculiar Motions  Matter In Motion

All matter, including galaxy clusters, galaxies, and their constituents follow orbits and flows driven by the net attraction of near and distant masses. The book presents the development of studies of peculiar motions along with discoveries in large-scale structure, the cosmic microwave background, baryonic oscillations, gravity waves, and their relation to current work on gravitation and dark matter.The results of peculiar motion measurements in the late 20th century are described as they were used to search for the dipole of the galaxy motions, a determination of cosmic density, and to compare with the cosmic microwave dipole, which led to the discovery of galactic flows and the Great Attractor. Newer detailed measurements from surveys in the 21st century have helped resolve the nature of these structures. Some prospects for future investigations are discussed.

Curly Hare s Shapes

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.

Curly Hare s Shapes

An excellent interactive early learning series designed to help young readers follow simple visual and textual prompts to discover answers for themselves. They will have great fun helping Curly Hare use his special, non-detachable, Look-It-Up-Book and in doing so, will learn important lessons without having to rely on parents or teachers.

The Routledge Companion to the New Cosmology

The lumps of galaxies visible in the map produce gravitational accelerations on nearby galaxies and cause their paths to deviate slightly from the ... As we shall see, this has important consequences for the process of galaxy formation.

The Routledge Companion to the New Cosmology

Just what is Einstein's Theory of Relativity? The Big Bang Theory? Curvature of Spacetime? What do astronomers mean when they talk of a 'flat universe'? This approachable and authoritative guide to the cosmos answers these questions, and more. Taking advantage of the distinctive Companion format, readers can use the extensive, cross-referenced background chapters as a fascinating and accessible introduction to the current state of cosmological knowledge - or, they can use the convenient A-Z body of entries as a quick reference to a wide range of terms and concepts. Entries include topics such as: Black Hole; Doppler Effect; Fermi, Enrico; Heat Death of the Universe; Life in the Universe; Olber's Paradox; Quantum Field Theory; Supernova; and much more.

Science Perspectives for 3D Spectroscopy

Accretion and galaxy evolution in poor groups. – Nearby galaxies Low-z super-wind galaxies and shocked gas. Galactic winds of dwarf irregular galaxies. Mapping the large scale potential wells of galaxies using PN.

Science Perspectives for 3D Spectroscopy

This volume contains the proceedings of possibly the last conference ever on integral-field spectroscopy. The contributors, noted authorities in the field, focus on the scientific questions that can be answered with integral-field spectroscopy, ranging from solar system studies all the way to high redshift surveys. Overall readers get a state-of-the-science review of astronomical 3D spectroscopy.

3 D Atlas of Stars and Galaxies

Most visible stars and obscuring clouds of gas and dust local to our Galaxy are found in the galactic plane. They shut out the light of more distant galaxies to form a 'plane of obscuration' 40° to 60° deep, seen along the foot of maps ...

3 D Atlas of Stars and Galaxies

This astronomical atlas features not only conventional star and galaxy maps, but also spectacular three-dimensional stereographs (glasses provided). The book contains three sets of comprehensive full-sky maps that cover local space, regional space, and distant space -- with over 20,000 galaxies. All the stereographs have been derived from the most accurate data available, including results from the Hipparcos satellite, and can be used to measure the approximate distances between the objects depicted. The distant space maps represent one of the most complete mappings of the galaxies available to amateur astronomers, and their accompanying three-dimensional views provide tantalising glimpses of structure at the largest scale of the universe.

Galaxies and the Cosmic Frontier

order as the thickness of the dust detected in the local spiral arm of our own Milky Way galaxy One of the best ways to map the distribution of dust in galaxies is to observe its emission at mid- to far - infrared wavelengths .

Galaxies and the Cosmic Frontier

For the past twelve billion years, galaxies have governed the Universe, bringing form to the firmament, light to the void. Each one a giant system of as many as hundreds of billions of stars, the galaxies are the building blocks of the cosmos, and through new data from modern telescopes—including the Hubble Space Telescope—we are discovering dizzying new facts about how they formed, how they evolve, and what they are made of. This book acquaints readers with these facts and findings--and with what they can tell us about the lives of galaxies over cosmic time, from their emergence shortly after the Hot Big Bang to their ongoing gyrations and transmutations.

Our Place in the Universe II

Having determined distances to the Andromeda Galaxy and some of the nearby galaxies, Hubble used the term “Local Group” ... (1898–1974) and Walter Baade (1893–1960) performed a survey of the sky to map out the distribution of galaxies.

Our Place in the Universe   II

Starting from Newton’s times this follow-up to the author’s Springer book “Our Place in the Universe - Understanding Fundamental Astronomy from Ancient Discoveries” addresses the question of “our place in the Universe” from astronomical, physical, chemical, biological, philosophical and social perspectives. Using the history of astronomy to illustrate the process of discovery, the emphasis is on the description of the process of how we learned and on the exploration of the impacts of discoveries rather than on the presentation of facts. Thus readers are informed of the influence of science on a broad scale. Unlike the traditional way of teaching science, in this book, the author begins by describing the observations and then discusses various attempts to find answers (including unsuccessful ones). The goal is to help students develop a better appreciation of the scientific process and learn from this process to tackle real-life problems.