Recent progress in our knowledge of stellar populations in local dwarf spheroidal galaxies is briefly discussed. A few results are summarized including wide field observations of stellar populations and their spatial variations, studies of AGB and variable stars, extension to near-infrared wavelengths, and the interpretation effort based on synthetic color-magnitude diagrams and chemical evolution models.
IAU Colloq. 198: Near-fields cosmology with dwarf elliptical galaxies
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- 6 pages, 1 figure, invited talk to appear in the proceedings of the IAUC198 Coll. "Near-Field Cosmology with Dwarf Elliptical Galaxies", H. Jerjen &