The Outer Galaxy

Proceedings of a Symposium Held in Honor of Frank J. Kerr at the University of Maryland, College Park, May 28–29, 1987

  • Editors
  • Leo Blitz
  • Felix J. Lockman
Conference proceedings

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 306)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Paul L. Schechter, Marc Aaronson, Kem H. Cook, Victor M. Blanco
    Pages 31-39
  3. Jan Brand, Leo Blitz, Jan Wouterloot
    Pages 40-46
  4. W. B. Burton
    Pages 94-99
  5. H. Alvarez, J. Aparici, J. May, F. Olmos
    Pages 112-116
  6. Herbert Gursky
    Pages 117-121
  7. W. H. McCutcheon, B. J. Robinson, R. N. Manchester, J. B. Whiteoak
    Pages 132-137
  8. Steven A. Balbus
    Pages 138-143
  9. Carl Heiles
    Pages 149-154
  10. Colin A. Norman, Satoru Ikeuchi
    Pages 155-160
  11. Bruce G. Elmegreen
    Pages 161-167
  12. V. A. Hughes
    Pages 178-183
  13. F. X. Desert, D. Bazell, F. Boulanger
    Pages 184-184
  14. J. G. A. Wouterloot, J. Brand, C. Henkel
    Pages 207-207
  15. Patrick Thaddeus
    Pages 241-246
  16. Vera C. Rubin
    Pages 247-252
  17. Patricia A. Henning
    Pages 258-261
  18. Back Matter

About these proceedings


The book summarizes research into the fundamental properties of the outer Milky Way (including its mass, scale and rotation properties) and covers topics such as spiral structure, the interstellar medium, star formation, satellites of the Milky Way and the outer parts of some nearby galaxies. It contains new work on the outer rotation curve of the Milky Way, first results of a new low frequency galactic disk survey, new results on the scale of the Galaxy (the distance of the Sun from the center and the relation of the disk of the Milky Way to the halo). This is the first volume specifically dedicated to outer galaxy research. Professional astronomers and astrophysicists as well as graduate students will welcome this book as a guide in understanding the outer parts of the Milky Way and also other galaxies.


astronomy interstellar matter milky way photometry star star formation sun

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-19484-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-39285-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8450
  • Series Online ISSN 1616-6361
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