Stellar Populations

Proceedings of the 164th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, held in the Hague, The Netherlands, August 15–19, 1994

  • P. C. van der Kruit
  • G. Gilmore
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. History of the Concept of Stellar Populations

  3. Globular Cluster Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. James E. Hesser
      Pages 51-65
    3. F. Fusi Pecci, G. Clementini
      Pages 67-74
    4. T. D. Kinman
      Pages 75-83
    5. William E. Harris
      Pages 85-95
  4. Open Clusters and the Galactic Disk

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Gerard Gilmore
      Pages 99-107
    3. K. C. Freeman
      Pages 119-127
    4. Felix J. Lockman
      Pages 129-132
    5. Rosemary F. G. Wyse
      Pages 133-149
  5. Stellar Populations in Local Group Galaxies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Edward W. Olszewski
      Pages 181-192
  6. Dark Matter in Galaxies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Konrad Kuijken
      Pages 195-204
    3. P. C. Van Der Kruit
      Pages 205-214
    4. Claude R. Canizares
      Pages 227-235
  7. Stellar Populations in Elliptical Galaxies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
    2. H. C. Ferguson
      Pages 239-248
    3. S. M. Faber, S. C. Trager, J. J. Gonzalez, Guy Worthey
      Pages 249-257
    4. R. Bender, A. Paquet
      Pages 259-267
    5. Francois Schweizer
      Pages 275-280
  8. Galaxies at Large Redshift

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 289-289
    2. Richard S. Ellis
      Pages 291-300
    3. Robert W. O’Connell
      Pages 301-310
    4. J. P. Gardner
      Pages 311-319
  9. Classification Schemes of Stellar Populations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 321-321
    2. S. D. M. White
      Pages 323-323
    3. Jeremy Mould
      Pages 349-355
  10. Poster Papers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 357-357
    2. K. P. Tsvetkova, M. K. Tsvetkov, K. Y. Stavrev
      Pages 360-360
    3. M. Chavez, M. L. Malagnini, C. Morossi
      Pages 361-361
    4. D. Schaerer, A. De Koter, W. Schmutz
      Pages 363-363
    5. Jiang Shiyang, Liu Yanying
      Pages 364-364

About these proceedings


The concept of Stellar Populations has played a fundamental role in astronomy in the last few decades. It was introduced by Walter Baade after he was able to resolve the Andromeda Nebula and its companions into stars when he used red-sensitive plates and realised that there were two fundamentally different Herzsprung-Russell diagrams in our and these nearby galaxies (common stars in the solar neighborhood versus globular clusters). This result was published in two papers in 1944 in volume 100 of the Astrophysical Journal. Subsequent research gave the concept a much firmer basis and at the famous Vatican Symposium of 1957 resulted in a general scheme of the concept and a working hypothesis for idea's on the formation and evolution of the Galaxy. This has been a guiding principle of studies of our and other galaxies for decades. Some years ago it seemed to us appropriate to commemorate Baade's seminal work in 1994, when it would have its 50-th anniversary, and to review its present status and also its role in contempory understanding. While we were in Leiden for an administrative committee, we discussed the matter again and over beers on October 29, 1991 we decided the take the initiative for an IAU Symposium on the subject during the 1994 IAU General Assembly in Den Haag, the Netherlands.


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Editors and affiliations

  • P. C. van der Kruit
    • 1
  • G. Gilmore
    • 2
  1. 1.Kapteyn Astronomical InstituteUniversity of GroningenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Institute of AstronomyUniversity of CambridgeUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information International Astronomical Union 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-3538-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-0125-7
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