To tackle the current lack of a good nearby comparison
sample, representative of the nearby universe, R.A. Jansen and M.
Franx have selected a magnitude limited sample of 198 nearby field
galaxies from the CfA Redshift Survey (Huchra et al. 1983), including
galaxies of all types and of all luminosities. In collaboration with
D.G. Fabricant (Harvard-Smithsonian CfA, Cambridge) and N. Caldwell
(Harvard-Smithsonian CfA/F.L. Whipple Observatory, Smithsonian
Institution, Amado) they have obtained nuclear and integrated spectra,
complemented by U, B and R filter surface
photometry for this sample. S.J. Kannappan (Harvard-Smithsonian CfA)
and Fabricant have obtained optical internal kinematics (rotation curves
and stellar velocity dispersions) for this galaxy sample. M.A. Pahre
(Harvard-Smithsonian CfA), Jansen, Kannappan, Fabricant and Willner are
obtaining H and K photometry of this sample.
Near-infrared data for half the sample galaxies are now available.
Participation in Scientific MeetingsR.A. Jansen, EuroConference ``Evolution of Galaxies on Cosmological Timescales''
(Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain; 30 Nov. - 5 Dec. '98): ``The Nearby Field Galaxy
Survey'' (poster paper - Jansen, R.A., & Kannappan, S.J.)
Work VisitsR.A. Jansen, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (Cambridge, U.S.A.):
1 January - 14 August '98.
Popular LecturesR.A. Jansen, ``Evolutie van Sterrenstelsels''
6 November - NVWS, Groningen