Studies of Nearby Galaxies are currently the focus of many observations and numerical simulations. This book presents an overview of the galaxies within the Local Volume (D < 10 Mpc), including the Local Group (D < 1 Mpc) and our closest neighbours, the Andromeda Galaxy and the Magellanic Clouds. Presented are the latest results from radio, infrared and optical surveys as well as detailed multi-wavelength studies of individual galaxies. Accurate distances are now available for the majority of Local Volume galaxies providing a true 3-dimensional view of their distribution and flow pattern as well as their star formation.
Brent Tully (I) - The Local Velocity Anomaly Renee C. Kraan-Korteweg - Outlining the Local Void with the Parkes HI ZOA and Galactic Bulge survey Matthew Colless - The context of the Local Volume: structures and motions in the nearby universe Igor Karachentsev (I) - Mining the Local Volume Anton Tikhonov - Minivoids in the Local Volume Guilhem Lavaux - Using Local Volume data to constrain dark matter dynamics Barbel Koribalski - The Local Volume HI Survey (LVHIS) Nic Bonne - Investigating Dark Matter and MOND in Local Volume Galaxies Emma Kirby - Deepest Near-IR Surface Photometry of Galaxies in the Local Sphere of Influence Angel R. Lopez-Sanchez - Ionized and neutral gas in the starburst galaxy NGC 5253 Tom Oosterloo - The low-mass end of the HI mass function Ayesha Begum - FIGGS: Faint Irregular Galaxies GMRT Survey Jayaram Chengalur - Gas Rich Galaxies from the FIGGS Survey Eric Wilcots - Evolution of the ISM in Star-Forming Galaxies Amanda Kepley - Magnetic Fields in Irregular Galaxies Lister Staveley-Smith - Future MIRANdA Studies of the Local Volume Daniel Dale - An Ultraviolet-to-Radio Broadband Spectral Atlas of Nearby Galaxies Caroline Bot - Diagnostic values of fine structure line emission in galaxies Helene Roussel - Warm molecular hydrogen in nearby galaxies: excitation mechanisms and link with dust heating Alberto Bolatto - Molecular Gas, Cloud Properties, and Star Formation in Dwarf Galaxies Fabian Walter (I) - The HI Nearby Galaxy Survey (THINGS) Frank Bigiel - A THINGS View on Star Formation in Nearby Galaxies David Thilker - The GALEX view of ongoing disk formation in the Local Volume Julienne Dalcanton (I) - 10 Months of ANGST: The ACS Nearby Galaxy Survey Gary S. Da Costa - HST/ACS Observations of Early-Type Dwarfs in Nearby Groups Anil Seth - Resolving the Outer Disks and Halos of Nearby Galaxies Evan Skillman (I) - The Recent Star Formation Histories of Nearby Galaxies Alessandra Aloisi - New HST/ACS Insights into the Evolution of Extremely Metal-Poor Blue Compact Dwarf Galaxies Igor Drozdovsky - Matching the Local and Cosmic Star Formation Histories Henry Lee - On local mass-metallicity relations spanning over 6 decades in galaxy mass Jurgen Ott - Dense Molecular Gas in Southern Nearby Starburst and Active Galaxies Toshikazu Onishi - NANTEN2 project: CO and CI Survey of the Local Group Robin Ciardullo - The Mass-to-Light Ratio of Spiral Disks Elizabeth Wehner - The Surprisingly Abnormal Halo of the Normal Elliptical Galaxy, NGC 3379 Tom Jarrett - Infrared Study of SNR Evolution in NGC6946 Kristine Spekkens - Modeling Non-Circular Motions in Disk Galaxies: a Bar in NGC2976 Marc Hitchfeld - Local star formation laws in M51 Kristin Woodley - The Kinematics and Ages of the Nearby Elliptical, NGC 5128 Davor Krajnovic - Integral-field spectroscopy of the Centaurus A nucleus David Barnes - Visualising the Local Volume - Part I. David Barnes - Visualising the Local Volume - Part II. Helmut Jerjen - Testing Cold Dark Matter Theory - The Stromlo Missing Satellites Survey Shane Walsh - Bootes II - A Retrospective Sergey Koposov - Observational constraints on the "Missing Satellite" problem from SDSS Julio Chaname - Modeling Discrete Velocity Data: Characterizing the Dark Halos of Local Group dE Galaxies Slawomir Piatek - Space Motions of Draco, Fornax, and Sagittarius Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxies Steven Majewski - Stellar Halos of the Local Group Miguel A. Urbaneja - Extragalactic Stellar Astronomy Matthew Coleman - Photometry of New Milky Way dSphs: First Results From The Large Binocular Telescope Andreas Brunthaler - Towards a kinematics model of the Local Group Mike Irwin (I) - Surveying the M31 system Alan McConnachie - Contrasting the Milky Way and M31 dwarf galaxy populations" Geraint Lewis - Strangers in the Night: AndXII and its first passage through the Local Group Karoline Gilbert - Substructure along M31's Southeast Minor Axis and Its Relationship to the Giant Southern Stream Heather Morrison - Star Clusters in M31 Jason Kalirai - A Spectroscopic Survey of M31 Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxies Raja Guhathakurta - The Surface Brightness Profile and Metallicity of M31's Extended Stellar Halo Robert Braun - HI in the M31 sub-group Joss Bland-Hawthorn - How do galaxies get their gas? Tobias Westmeier - The relics of structure formation: Extra-planar gas and high-velocity clouds around the Andromeda Galaxy Felix J. Lockman - HVCs as Satellites of the Milky Way: the Case of Complex H and Smith's Cloud Vasily Belokurov - The Hercules-Aquila Cloud Chiara Mastropietro - Streams and disrupting satellite galaxies in the Milky Way halo David Nidever - The Source of the Magellanic Stream and Its Leading Arm Kenji Bekki - Formation and evolution of the Small Magellanic Cloud Yasuo Fukui - HI vs. CO in the LMC Margaret Meixner - Spitzer Survey of the Large Magellanic Cloud: Surveying the Agents of a Galaxy's Evolution (SAGE); Project Overview Maria-Rosa Cioni - Metallicity and mean age across M33 Thijs van der Hulst - From Gas to Galaxies
B.S. Koribalski (Physics Diploma and PhD from the University of Bonn, Germany; now Senior Research Scientist at the CSIRO Australia Telescope National Facility; PI of the "Local Volume HI Survey" (LVHIS), etc.)