Star Clusters

Saas-Fee Advanced Course 28 Lecture Notes 1998 Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy

  • Bruce W. Carney
  • William E. Harris
  • Lukas Labhardt
  • Bruno Binggeli

Part of the Saas-Fee Advanced Courses book series (SAASFEE, volume 28)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Bruce W. Carney
    Pages 1-222
  3. William E. Harris
    Pages 223-408
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 409-417

About this book


Star clusters are at the heart of astronomy, being key objects for our understanding of stellar evolution and galactic structure. Observations with the Hubble Space Telescope and other modern equipment have revealed fascinating new facts about these galactic building blocks. This book provides two comprehensive and up-to-date, pedagogically designed reviews on star clusters by two well-known experts in the field. Bruce Carney presents our current knowledge of the relative and absolute ages of globular clusters and the chemical history of our Galaxy. Bill Harris addresses globular clusters in external galaxies and their use as tracers of galaxy formation and cosmic distance indicators. The book is written for graduate students as well as professionals in astronomy and astrophysics.


astronomy astrophysics galaxy star star cluster stellar stellar evolution telescope

Authors and affiliations

  • Bruce W. Carney
    • 1
  • William E. Harris
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of North CarolinaChapel HillUSA
  2. 2.Department of Physics and AstronomyMcMaster UniversityHamiltonCanada

Editors and affiliations

  • Lukas Labhardt
    • 1
  • Bruno Binggeli
    • 1
  1. 1.Astronomisches InstitutUniversität BaselBinningenSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-67646-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-31634-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1861-7980
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