Windows on Galaxies

Proceedings of the Sixth Workshop of the Advanced School of Astronomy of the Ettore Majorana Centre for Scientific Culture, Erice, Italy, May 21–31, 1989

  • Giuseppina Fabbiano
  • John S. Gallagher
  • Alvio Renzini

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 160)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Panchromatic Observations of Galaxies: Introductory Remarks

  3. A Multi-Wavelength Study of M81

    1. Michele Kaufman, Frank N. Bash
      Pages 5-8
  4. Optical Properties of Early-Type Galaxies

    1. S. Djorgovski, R. de Carvalho
      Pages 9-21
  5. First Steps Towards A Physical Classification of Elliptical Galaxies

  6. The Colour-Absolute Magnitude Relation for E Galaxies in the V and 1.05 Micron Wave Bands

  7. Star Forming Galaxies in the Ultraviolet

    1. Robert W. O’Connell
      Pages 39-49
  8. The Far-UV Spectra of Early-Type Galaxies

    1. L. M. Buson, F. Bertola, D. Burstein
      Pages 51-61
  9. Hot Stars in Elliptical Galaxies

    1. Laura Greggio, Alvio Renzini
      Pages 63-68
  10. Star Formation in High Redshift Radio Galaxies

    1. David S. De Young
      Pages 69-73
  11. A Polarizing Window on High Redshift Radio Galaxies

    1. S. Di Serego Alighieri
      Pages 75-76
  12. Submm Observations of Galaxies

    1. R. Chini
      Pages 77-85
  13. AGN as Starbursts: modelling the multifrequency spectrum

  14. An Optical, Far-Infrared and Co Survey of Interacting Galaxies

  15. IRAS Observations of Galaxies

    1. B. T. Soifer
      Pages 101-107
  16. The NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database

    1. G. Helou, B. F. Madore, M. D. Bicay, M. Schmitz, J. Liang
      Pages 109-113
  17. The Radio-Infrared Correlation within Galaxies

    1. George Helou, Michael D. Bicay
      Pages 115-119
  18. Galaxy Evolution in the Far Infrared

    1. Carol J. Lonsdale
      Pages 121-124
  19. Top-Heavy IMFs in Starburst Galaxies

    1. John Scalo
      Pages 125-140
  20. The Large-Scale Radio Continuum Emission of Spiral Galaxies

About these proceedings


Along with the traditional optical window, many new windows have been opened on galaxies in the last two decades, made possible by new developments in groundbased detectors and by space missions that allow detection of photons that are otherwise absorbed by the Earth's atmosphere. Galaxies can now be observed in the radio, submillimeter, IR, optical, UV, X- and gamma-ray bands, each window allowing us to learn more about galactic components and properties. These developments have also imposed the view that a deeper understanding of even normal galaxies requires a panchromatic approach, making use of all of the data gathered from the different windows to synthesize a comprehensive physical image of these complex astronomical systems. Windows on Galaxies presents a comprehensive view of galaxies through all the available windows, bringing together both theoretical and experimental approaches in the form of a series of reviews reporting the most recent developments complemented by contributed talks and discussions.
The sixth workshop of the Advanced School of Astronomy examined galaxies through all available wavelength windows. Over the last twenty years, new wavelength windows have been opened in astronomy which have created many new possibilities for the observation of the properties of galaxies. The outcome of the meeting clearly stated that the approach towards the studying of galaxies should be panchromatic.
Each window, from radio to gamma-rays, shows different components, and a synthesis of this knowledge presents astronomers with a comprehensive physical image of these astronomical systems: star formation, evolution of galaxies, molecular contents, gas flows, interstellar matter and properties of galaxies in the several wavelength fields are discussed in this volume.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Giuseppina Fabbiano
    • 1
  • John S. Gallagher
    • 2
  • Alvio Renzini
    • 3
  1. 1.Harvard-Smithsonian Center for AstrophysicsCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.AURA Inc.WashingtonUSA
  3. 3.Dipartimento di AstronomiaUniversità di BolognaItaly

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6731-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-0543-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-0057
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