Mapping the Galaxy and Nearby Galaxies

  • Keiichi Wada
  • Françoise Combes

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings book series (ASSSP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Basic Components of the Galaxy and Spiral Galaxies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. Mark Reid, Andreas Brunthaler, Xu Ye, Zheng Xing-Wu, Karl Menten, Lincoln Greenhill et al.
      Pages 19-26
    3. Mareki Honma, Takeshi Bushimata, Yoon Kyung Choi, Tomoya Hirota, Hiroshi Imai, Kenzaburo Iwadate et al.
      Pages 27-32
    4. Shuji Deguchi, Takahiro Fujii, Yoshifusa Ita, Hideyuki Izumiura, Osamu Kameya, Atsushi Miyazaki et al.
      Pages 33-38
    5. Masashi Chiba, Hirohito Hayashi, Motoko Yamada
      Pages 55-62
    6. Wolfgang Reich
      Pages 63-70
    7. Ryoji Matsumoto, Hiromitsu Nishikori, Minoru Tanaka, Mami Machida
      Pages 71-78
    8. Keiichi Wada, Colin A. Norman
      Pages 79-84
    9. Evan S. Levine, Leo Blitz, Carl Heiles, Martin Weinberg
      Pages 85-90
  3. The Galactic Center and Central Region of Galaxies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-92
    2. Ettore Carretti, D. McConnell, Marijke Haverkorn, G. Bernardi, N. M. McClure-Griffiths, S. Cortiglioni et al.
      Pages 93-98
    3. Giles Novak, M. Krejny, H. Li, D. T. Chuss, P. G. Calisse
      Pages 99-104
    4. Caroline Bot, F. Boulanger, M. Rubio, F. Rantakyro
      Pages 111-116

About these proceedings


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


Galaxy Formation Gas Dynamics Interstellar Matter Radio Astronomy Redshift Relativistic jet astronomy

Editors and affiliations

  • Keiichi Wada
    • 1
  • Françoise Combes
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Computational AstrophysicsNational Astronomical Observatory of JapanMitakaJapan
  2. 2.Observatoire de ParisLERMAFrance

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-72767-7
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-72768-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1570-6591
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