|31st of August 2015|
|Life-cycle of gas in galaxies: A Local Perspective|
|by Tom Oosterloo (ASTRON)|
|This week, about 100 astronomers gather in
Dwingeloo, the Netherlands, to discuss the latest results from studies of
the atomic hydrogen gas in nearby galaxies. Gas is a crucial component of
galaxies and it is impossible to understand the structure and evolution of
galaxies without knowing their gas properties. |
This meeting is timely because the SKA pathfinders, such as Apertif, ASKAP and MeerKat, will cause a breakthrough in our understandig of the cold gas properties of galaxies, from detailed imaging of nearby galaxies as well as a complete census of the overall HI properties in the local Universe.
A big thanks to Betsey Adams (ASTRON) for doing almost all the work for the meeting.