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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 : (please change"_at_" to @).

November 28, Monday, at 11:00 am

" Near field cosmology, now and in the next decade "

Alan McConnachie

(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, CFHT, and IfA.

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