The Editors Preface.
- A Tribute to Cosmic Dust Pioneer J. Mayo Greenberg.
- The Hubble Tuning Fork Strikes a New Note.
- Episodes in the Development of the Hubble Galaxy Classification.
- Secular Evolution Versus Hierarchical Merging: Galaxy Evolution along the Hubble-sequence, in the Fields and Rich Environments.
- Dense Gas and Star Formation in Bars.
- On the Origin of S0 Galaxies.
- Gravitational Bar Torques in theSpiral/S0 Divide.
- Direct Measurement of Pattern Speeds In Double-Barred SB0's.
- Gas Flows, Star Formation and Galaxy Evolution.
- Bar-Driven Evolution and 2D Spectroscopy of Bulges.
- Bar-Driven Fueling of Galactic Nuclei: a 2D view.
- Dust Penetrated Arm Classes: Insight form Rising and Falling Rotation Curves.
- Bar Dissolution and Reformation Mechanisms.
- Dynamics of Doubly Barred Galaxies, also with the Inner Bar Retrograde.
- A Coordinated Episode of AGB Star Production at Large Galactocentric Distances in the Andromeda Galaxy.
- Fuelling Starbursts and AGN.
- Penetrating Dust Tori in AGN.
- Bars from the Inside Out: An HST Study of their Dusty Circumnuclear Regions.
- Morphology of Bar and Spiral Modes: do they relate?- Bar Formation by Galaxy-Galaxy Interactions.
- Triggering AGN's - Interactions or Bars?- Triggered Star Formation: from Large to Small Scales.
- Investigation of Age and Metallicity Gradients in Spiral Galaxies.
- Secular Evolution and the Growth of Pseudobulges in Disk Galaxies.
- Bars and Lences in Spiral Galaxies: Clues for Secular Evolution.
- Evolution and Impact of Bars over the last nine Gyr: Early Results from GEMS.
- First Phylogenetic Analysis of Galaxy Evolution.
- A Unified Picture of Disk Galaxies where Bars, Spirals and Warps Result from the Same Fundamental Causes.
- On the Generation of the Hubble Sequence trough an Internal Secular Dynamical Process.
- The Angular Momentum Problem and the Formation of Bulgeless Galaxies.
- Disks Evolution in a Cosmological Framework.
- Galaxy Formation and the Cosmological Angular Momentum Problem.
- The Problems with Galaxy Formation.
- The Interplay between Bars and Dark Matter Halos.
- Resent Results from the Spitzer Space Telescope: A New View of Galaxy Morphology and Classification.
- Using Bars as Signposts of Galaxy Evolution at High and Low Redshifts.
- The VIMOS VLT Deep Survey: Redshift Distribution of a IAB 24 Sample, and the Effect of Environment on Galaxy Evolution.
- An HST AOS/WFC Ha Imaging Survey of Nearby Galaxies.
- HST Mid-UV Imaging of Nearby Galaxies.
- Bulges, Disks and Kinematics of Galaxies at z ~ 1.
- Fourier Decomposition of Galaxies.
- The Evolutionary Status of Clusters of Galaxies at z ~ 1.
- Distant z2 Protoclusters and their Galaxies.
- The Galaxy Structure - Redshift Relationship
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.
Contains 20 review articles and over 75 invited papers by top scientists
Focus on longevity of the bar phenomenon, the duty cycle of bars, bars at high redshift, the secular evolution of galaxies, galaxy disks as open systems...and much more
Includes unique historical perspectives by Dr. Allan Sandage and a 90-minute panel discussion, transcribed from tape