DescriptionVolume 18 continues the Reviews in Modern Astronomy with twelve invited reviews and highlight contributions which were presented during the International Scientific Conference of the Astronomical Society on the topic ""From Cosmological Structures to the Milky Way"", held in Prague, Czech Republic, September 20 to 25, 2004.
The contributions to the meeting published in this volume discuss, among other subjects, X-ray astronomy, cosmology, star formation and the Galactic Centre.
By Riccardo Giacconi (With 21 Figures).
Ludwig Biermann Award Lecture: The Second Stars
By Falk Herwig (With 8 Figures).
Cosmological Structures behind the Milky Way
By Renée Kraan-Korteweg (With 16 Figures).
New Cosmology with Clusters of Galaxies
By Peter Schuecker (With 10 Figures).
The Evolution of Field Spiral Galaxies over the Past 8 Gyrs
By Asmus Böhmand Bodo L. Ziegler (With 9 Figures).
Galaxy Collisions, Gas Striping and Star Formation in the Evolution of Galaxies
By Jan Palouš (With 8 Figures).
Star Formation in Merging Galaxy Clusters
By Chiara Ferrari (With 7 Figures).
Continuous Star Formation in Blue Compact Dwarf Galaxies
By Simone Recchi and Gerhard Hensler (With 6 Figures).
The Proper Motion and Geometric Distance of M33
By Andreas Brunthaler (With 9 Figures).
NIR Observations of the Galactic Center
By R. Schödel, A. Eckart, C. Straubmeier and J.-U. Pott (With 6 Figures).
Structures in the Interstellar Medium
By Soňa Ehlerová (With 6 Figures).
Origins of Brown Dwarfs
By Viki Joergens (With 9 Figures).
Index of Contributors.
General Table of Contents.
General Index of Contributors.