© 1996

New Extragalactic Perspectives in the New South Africa

Proceedings of the International Conference on “Cold Dust and Galaxy Morphology” held in Johannesburg, South Africa, January 22–26, 1996

  • David L. Block
  • J. Mayo Greenberg
Conference proceedings

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 209)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Changing Perceptions of the Morphology and Dust Content in Galaxies

  3. How Cold Could Galaxies Be?

    1. Mike Disney
      Pages 21-28
  4. Temperature Fluctuations and Very Cold Dust

  5. The Interstellar Medium as Observed by COBE

  6. Molecular Gas in Spiral Galaxies

    1. Ronald J. Allen
      Pages 50-60
  7. Cold Dust Signatures on SNR Gamma Ray Spectra

  8. Optical and Infrared Images of Galaxies: What’s to be Learned?

    1. Jay A. Frogel, A. C. Quillen, R. W. Pogge
      Pages 65-83
  9. Optical, IR, and HI Observations of a Large Complete Cluster Sample

    1. R. Brent Tully, Marc A. W. Verheijen
      Pages 84-97
  10. The Relationship Between Near IR Extinction and CO Emission

  11. Extinction and Dust Column Density in Spiral Disks from FIR vs. UV-Optical Comparison

  12. The Effects of Supergiants on the Infrared Light Distribution in Galaxies

    1. D. L. Depoy, A. C. Quillen, A. Berlind, S. V. Ramirez
      Pages 109-112
  13. Reflections at the Registration Desk: Ray White

    1. David L. Block, J. Mayo Greenberg
      Pages 113-113
  14. Distribution and Content of Dust in Overlapping Galaxy Systems

    1. R. E. White III, W. C. Keel, C. J. Conselice
      Pages 114-117
  15. Evolution and Emission of Cold, Warm and Hot Dust Populations in Diffuse and Molecular Clouds

  16. Organics and Ices in Galactic Dust

    1. Yvonne J. Pendleton
      Pages 135-142
  17. Studies of NIR Dust Absorption Features in the Nuclei of Active and IRAS Galaxies

    1. G. S. Wright, A. Bridger, T. R. Geballe, Y. Pendleton
      Pages 143-150
  18. Tiny Grains and Large Molecules in the Milky Way and Other Galaxies

  19. The Role of UV Observations in Understanding Dust and Its Morphology

  20. Studies of Interstellar Dust and Gas with the Far Ultraviolet Cameras and Far Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrograph Space Shuttle Investigations

About these proceedings


The date: September 30, 1880 The place: A private observatory in Hastings-on-Hudson Profession of the observer: A medical doctor The instrument: An l1-inch Clark refractor. The significance of that night marked one of the truly great turning points in the development of astronomical techniques: Dr Henry Draper, a wealthy New York medical doctor, had secured the first photograph of a nebula: a 51-minute exposure on a dry gelatinobromide plate showing the wispy nebulosity of the Orion Nebula. By March 1882, Draper had secured an exposure of 137 minutes, showing far richer detail of both bright and dark features. The rest is histapy. The photographic era heralded in a universe where hints of the presence of cosmic dust were strongly alluded to: from star-forming regions such as Messier 17, to the Horsehead Nebula in Orion, to the striking dark finger in the Cone Nebula, to the magnificent dark bands in the plane of our Milky Way. "Historically, astromomers from the very beginning have been afraid of dust.


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Editors and affiliations

  • David L. Block
    • 1
  • J. Mayo Greenberg
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computational and Applied MathematicsUniversity of the WitwatersrandJohannesburgSouth Africa
  2. 2.Huygens Astrophysics LaboratoryUniversity of LeidenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title New Extragalactic Perspectives in the New South Africa
  • Book Subtitle Proceedings of the International Conference on “Cold Dust and Galaxy Morphology” held in Johannesburg, South Africa, January 22–26, 1996
  • Editors David L. Block
    J. Mayo Greenberg
  • Series Title Astrophysics and Space Science Library
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-4223-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-6637-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-009-0335-7
  • Series ISSN 0067-0057
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXIII, 653
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
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