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SAC Seminar - Johannes Andersen: The Interplay of Stellar and Galactic Astrophysics (I)

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Tuesday 4 March 2014,  at 14:15 - 15:00

Speaker: Johannes Andersen, The Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen

When: Tuesday, 4 March, 2014

Where: 1520-732

Title: The Interplay of Stellar and Galactic Astrophysics (I)

Understanding the structure and evolution of the Milky Way galaxy as a prototype of others has, in all its facets, been a constant theme in Danish astronomy ever since Bengt Strömgren returned from the USA in 1967, building on his earlier work on the relevant problems in astrophysics. I will review the Danish involvement in the development of Galactic astronomy through a succession of observational projects, including developments of telescopes and instrumentation and culminating in the Geneva-Copenhagen Survey (Nordström et al. 2004). Subsequent and ongoing work on some key issues will then be described, with some suggestions for further work.