In this review on open clusters and OB associations I discuss some recent developments to which Latin American astronomers have contributed. Subsequently, results from the Hipparcos mission concerning OB associations, the Hyades and other nearby open clusters will be discussed. I end with a brief discussion of current theories of star cluster formation and prospects for future research.
Revista Mexicana de Astronomia y Astrofisica Conference Series
- Pub Date:
- July 2001