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
Conference proceedings

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

  21. Star Formation and Radio Emission

    1. U. Klein
      Pages 157-167
  22. Radio Properties of Early-Type Galaxies with Dust Lanes

    1. L. Gregorini, A. Messina, G. Vettolani
      Pages 169-172
  23. Lyman Alpha Absorption Systems and the Evolution of Disk Galaxies

  24. The Milky Way in X-Rays

    1. M G Watson
      Pages 177-189
  25. The X-Ray Sources of M31

    1. Ginevra Trinchieri
      Pages 191-194
  26. The Diffuse X-Ray Emission from the LMC

    1. Qingde Wang
      Pages 195-198
  27. Peculiar HI In and Around Galaxies

    1. Renzo Sancisi
      Pages 199-204
  28. Photometric-Kinematic Correlations for Spirals

    1. R. Brent Tully
      Pages 205-211
  29. The Molecular Content of Galaxies

    1. Judith S. Young
      Pages 213-226
  30. CO J=3-2 Observations of M51

    1. Frank Bash, D. T. Jaffe, W. F. Wall
      Pages 227-230
  31. X-Ray Properties of Galaxies in a Multi-Wavelength Setting

  32. X-Ray Study of Normal Galaxies with Ginga

    1. T. Ohashi, K. Makishima, T. Mihara, T. Tsuru, H. Awaki, K. Koyama et al.
      Pages 243-253
  33. The Evolving Stellar Content of Galaxies and the X-Ray Evolution of Elliptical Galaxies

  34. The Ins and Outs of Gas Flows in Elliptical Galaxies

    1. William G. Mathews
      Pages 265-274
  35. The Influence of Central Stellar Density and External Pressure on Gas Flows in Ellipticals

    1. A. D’Ercole, L. Ciotti, S. Pellegrini, A. Renzini
      Pages 275-278
  36. The X-Ray Emission of Normal Elliptical Galaxies and their Environment

    1. Craig L. Sarazin, Raymond E. White III
      Pages 279-282
  37. Cold Interstellar Matter in Early-Type Galaxies: A Progress Report

  38. The Hot and Cold Interstellar Matter of Early Type Galaxies and Their Radio Emission

  39. The Evolution of Cooling Flows onto Central Dominant Galaxies

  40. Hα Imaging of X-Ray Luminous Early-Type Galaxies: Clues on the Hot, Warm and Cold Phases of the ISM

  41. Optical and X-Ray Properties of Elliptical Galaxies

    1. S. Djorgovski, R. de Carvalho
      Pages 307-310
  42. Some Aspects of Starburst Galaxies

    1. Colin A. Norman
      Pages 311-319
  43. Chemo-Dynamical Evolution of Galaxies

    1. G. Hensler, A. Burkert
      Pages 321-331
  44. Disentangling Age from Metallicity Effects in Composite Stellar Systems

  45. Dynamics of Spiral and Elliptical Galaxies

  46. Megamasers and Galaxy Evolution

    1. Willem A. Baan
      Pages 351-355
  47. Concluding Remarks

    1. J. S. Gallagher
      Pages 357-359
  48. Poster Papers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 361-361
    2. C. Baffa, C. Giovanardi, L. K. Hunt
      Pages 363-363
    3. M. Girardi, G. Giuricin, F. Mardirossian, M. Mezzetti
      Pages 364-364

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

Bibliographic information

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