Star Formation in the Milky Way and Nearby Galaxies Academic Article uri icon


  • We review progress over the past decade in observations of large-scale star formation, with a focus on the interface between extragalactic and Galactic studies. Methods of measuring gas contents and star-formation rates are discussed, and updated prescriptions for calculating star-formation rates are provided. We review relations between star formation and gas on scales ranging from entire galaxies to individual molecular clouds.

published proceedings

  • Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics

altmetric score

  • 15.7

author list (cited authors)

  • Kennicutt, R. C., & Evans, N. J.

citation count

  • 1985

complete list of authors

  • Kennicutt, Robert C||Evans, Neal J

publication date

  • January 2012