Connecting gas dynamics and star formation histories in nearby galaxies: The VLA - ANGST survey

Jürgen Ott, Evan Skillman, Julianne Dalcanton, Fabian Walter, Adrienne Stilp, Bärbel Koribalski, Andrew West, Steven Warren

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Abstract

In recent years, HST revolutionized the field of star formation in nearby galaxies. Due to its high angular resolution it has now become possible to construct star formation histories of individual stellar populations on scales of a few arcseconds spanning a range of up to ∼600Myr. This method will be applied to the ANGST galaxies, a large HST volume limited survey to map galaxies up to distances of 3.5-4.0 Mpc (excluding the Local Group). The ANGST sample is currently followed-up by high, ∼6 resolution VLA observations of neutral, atomic hydrogen (HI) in the context of VLA-ANGST, an approved Large VLA Project. The VLA resolution is well matched to that of the spatially resolved star formation history maps. The combination of ANGST and VLA-ANGST data will provide a new, promising approach to study essential fields of galaxy evolution such as the triggering of star formation, the feedback of massive stars into the interstellar medium, and the structure and dynamics of the interstellar medium.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Evolution of Galaxies Through the Neutral Hydrogen Window
Pages105-111
Number of pages7
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 11 2008
EventThe Evolution of Galaxies Through the Neutral Hydrogen Window - Arecibo, Puerto Rico
Duration: Feb 1 2008Feb 3 2008

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1035
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

OtherThe Evolution of Galaxies Through the Neutral Hydrogen Window
CountryPuerto Rico
CityArecibo
Period2/1/082/3/08

Keywords

  • Galaxies: ISM
  • Galaxies: evolution
  • ISM: Structure
  • ISM: kinematics and dynamics
  • Radio lines: ISM
  • Stars: formation

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    Ott, J., Skillman, E., Dalcanton, J., Walter, F., Stilp, A., Koribalski, B., West, A., & Warren, S. (2008). Connecting gas dynamics and star formation histories in nearby galaxies: The VLA - ANGST survey. In The Evolution of Galaxies Through the Neutral Hydrogen Window (pp. 105-111). (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 1035). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2973559