The nearby universe contains "normal" galaxies of a variety of different, morphological types: elliptical, lenticular, spiral, dwarf, and irregular. Current research in the OIR Division investigates the luminosities, masses, stellar content, ages, star formation histories, and dust content of these galaxies. Many of these projects have been based on galaxies drawn from redshift surveys done at CfA over the last three decades. Related research topics include the large-scale structure of these galaxies, the galaxies in the Local Group (where they can be resolved into individual stars), and their properties at other wavelengths.
Matt Ashby, Nelson Caldwell, Dan Fabricant, Emilio Falco, Giovanni Fazio, Margaret Geller, Steve Willner