Penetrating Bars through Masks of Cosmic Dust

Penetrating Bars through Masks of Cosmic Dust

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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: qYoung 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 systemq. Dr Layzer then asked the key question: q . . . 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 . . . q 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 qholesq 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 qpenetrationq is truly one of the pioneering challenges from both space-borne telescopes and from the ground.... for the futurea€ because it was the title of the panel and I tried to think of what we are going to do next in future projects. ... This Giraffe instrument can study 15 galaxies at the same time with about 20 pixels in one galaxy, at a resolution of 10 anbsp;...

Title:Penetrating Bars through Masks of Cosmic Dust
Author:David L. Block, Ivânio Puerari, K. C. Freeman, R. Groess, Elizabeth K. Block
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2013-04-17


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