H1 – Commission H1 The Local Universe

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Commission H1 focuses on "near-field cosmology", i.e., studies of the Milky Way and its surrounding galaxies. A primary goal is to explore how galaxies in different environments and across a wide range of masses formed and evolved. Recent, ongoing, and forthcoming surveys in all wavelength ranges along with theoretical modeling are flourishing and are providing an unprecedentedly detailed picture of the evolution of our Galaxy and other nearby systems. These efforts exploit the stellar fossil record of ages, detailed chemistry, and kinematics to explore the assembly history and continuing evolution of the Galaxy and its neighbors, complemented by comprehensive studies of the multi-phase interstellar medium and studies of the small-scale distribution of dark matter. The exploration of the nearby universe is a vibrant field that combines and indeed requires efforts in a wide range of astronomical disciplines as epitomized by the membership of Commission H1 and by the IAU meetings that it organizes or supports.


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Division H Interstellar Matter and Local Universe


Dante Minniti

Universidad Andres Bello
Department of Physics
Fernandez Concha 700
Las Condes
Santiago
Chile

NCA adherence: Chile

Last updated:
September 2, 2020

Gražina Tautvaisiene — National Outreach Coordinator

Vilnius University
Institute of Theoretical Physics and Astronomy
Sauletekio av. 3
10257 Vilnius
Lithuania

NCA adherence: Lithuania

Last updated:
March 15, 2021

Wako AOKI

National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
NAOJ
2-21-1 Osawa
Mitaka-shi
Tokyo 181-8588
Kanto
Japan

NCA adherence: Japan

Last updated:
February 16, 2021

Eva K. Grebel

Astronomisches Rechen-Institut
Zentrum für Astronomie der Universität Heidelberg
Mönchhofstr. 12-14
Heidelberg University
69120 Heidelberg
Germany

NCA adherence: Germany

Last updated:
November 9, 2018

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