Penetrating Bars through Masks of Cosmic Dust

The Hubble Tuning Fork strikes a New Note

  • David L. Block
  • Ivânio Puerari
  • Kenneth C. Freeman
  • Robert Groess
  • Elizabeth K. Block

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 319)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. D. L. Block, K. C. Freeman, I. Puerari, F. Combes, R. Buta, T. Jarrett et al.
    Pages 15-38
  3. Susanne Huttemeister
    Pages 75-80
  4. Uta Fritze - v. Alvensleben
    Pages 81-100
  5. E. M. Corsini, V. P. Debattista, J. A. L. Aguerri
    Pages 111-118
  6. John E. Beckman, Emilio Casuso, Almudena Zurita, Mónica Relaño
    Pages 119-138
  7. M. Bureau, E. Athanassoula, A. Chung, G. Aronica
    Pages 139-148
  8. Marc S. Seigar, David Block, Ivanio Puerari
    Pages 155-164
  9. Frederic Bournaud, Francoise Combes
    Pages 165-174
  10. Johan H. Knapen
    Pages 189-206
  11. Gabriela Canalizo, Claire Max, Robert Antonucci, David Whysong, Alan Stockton, Mark Lacy
    Pages 207-212

About these proceedings


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: "Young 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 system". Dr Layzer then asked the key question: " . . . 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 . . . " 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 "holes" 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 "penetration" is truly one of the pioneering challenges from both space-borne telescopes and from the ground.


Accretion Dark matter Gravity Redshift Universe

Editors and affiliations

  • David L. Block
    • 1
  • Ivânio Puerari
    • 2
  • Kenneth C. Freeman
    • 3
  • Robert Groess
    • 1
  • Elizabeth K. Block
    • 4
  1. 1.University of the WitwatersrandJohannesburgSouth Africa
  2. 2.Instituto Nacional de AstrofísicaÓptica y ElectrónicaPueblaMexico
  3. 3.The Australian National UniversityCanberraAustralia
  4. 4.Rand Afrikaans University (Soweto)South Africa

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-015-7085-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-2862-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-0057
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