The Subaru Seminar is
usually held in Room 104 of the Hilo Base Facility, adjacent
to the main lobby. Everyone is welcome to attend. If you are
interested in giving a seminar, please contact Subaru seminar organizers
(Tadayuki Kodama, Kumiko S. Usuda, Naoyuki Tamura, Tomonori Usuda)
by email : sseminar_at_subaru.naoj.org (please change"_at_" to @).
November 28, Monday, at 11:00 am
" Near field cosmology, now and in the next decade "
(Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics, Canada)
It is on galactic scales that our understanding of the
cosmological evolution of matter is most incomplete. Many of the predicted
features of galaxies, such as faint satellites and diffuse stellar haloes,
are extremely low surface brightness, and so the Milky Way, M31 and M33 are
some of the only large galaxies in the Universe and that can provide robust
tests of many fundamental aspects of galaxy formation models. The
Pan-Andromeda Archaeological Survey (PAndAS) is a large, deep, CFHT,
photometric survey that has surveyed nearly 400 sq.degrees in the surroundings
of the M31/M33 sub-group, and which is providing the deepest and most complete
panorama of galaxy haloes available. Here, I will review recent results from
PAndAS, including follow-up observations with Subaru and other facilities,
and discuss the future development of this field with an eye on the
next generation of astronomical facilities.
Seminars are also held at JAC,