H4 – Inter-Division G-H-J Commission Stellar Clusters throughout Cosmic Space and Time


Commission H4’s remit includes observational, theoretical, and numerical studies of stellar clusters and associations across the full age and mass ranges, whether or not they are gravitationally bound. We encourage research addressing their stellar populations, kinematics and dynamics, their formation, evolution, destruction, and cluster population properties, as well as their environmental impact, both in the nearby Universe where individual stars can be easily resolved and at greater distances where clusters are seen as (possibly resolved) high-luminosity components associated with their host galaxies. Complementary focus is placed on understanding the relationship between clusters and galactic field-star populations. The Commission's main communication means is through the SCYON Newsletter.

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Division G Stars and Stellar Physics
Division H Interstellar Matter and Local Universe
Division J Galaxies and Cosmology

Francesca D'Antona

Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma
Via Frascati 33
Monte Porzio Catone
00040 Roma

NCA adherence: Italy

Last updated:
December 9, 2021

Florent Renaud

Strasbourg University
Strasbourg Observatory
11 rue de l'Université
67000 Strasbourg

NCA adherence: Sweden

Last updated:
September 11, 2023

Amanda I. Karakas

Monash University
Monash Centre for Astrophysics, School of Physics & Astronomy
School of Physics & Astronomy, Monash University
Melbourne 3800
Victoria (VIC)

NCA adherence: Australia

Last updated:
February 27, 2018

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