Ages of Stars: Methods and Uncertainties

  • David R. SoderblomEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings book series (ASSSP, volume 39)


Estimating ages for stars is difficult at best, but Galactic problems have their own requirements that go beyond those for other areas of astrophysics. As in other areas, asteroseismology is helping, and in this review I discuss some of the general problems encountered and some specific to large-scale studies of the Milky Way.


Young Star Stellar Model Asymptotic Giant Branch Solar Neighborhood Individual Star 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Space Telescope Science InstituteBaltimoreUSA

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