The Galactic Archaeology with HERMES Survey

D. B. Zucker, G. De Silva, K. Freeman, J. Bland-Hawthorn, HERMES Team

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Abstract

HERMES is a multi-fibre spectrograph being built for the AAT 3.9m telescope, designed to simultaneously obtain high resolution (R similar to 28000) spectra for similar to 400 stars over a 2 degrees field of view. The Galactic Archaeology with HERMES (GALAH) Survey is a major Australian-led project to obtain detailed elemental abundances for a million stars, with the goal of using chemical tagging to decipher the formation history of the Milky Way. For the GALAH Survey, 10 stars (down to V similar to 14, at S/N similar to 100 / resolution element) will be observed in four passbands, selected to include elements from all major independently-varying element groups, thus allowing direct determination of abundances for each star. The survey will also be directly complementary to wide-area photometric surveys such as Skymapper, and the multidimensional dataset which will come from ESA's Gaia mission.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGalactic archaeology
Subtitle of host publicationnear-field cosmology and the formation of the Milky Way
EditorsWako Aoki, Miho Ishigaki, Takuma Suda, Takuji Tsujimoto, Nobuo Arimoto
Place of PublicationSan Francisco, CA
PublisherAstronomical Society of the Pacific
Pages421-422
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781583817988
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventSubaru International Conference (3rd : 2011) - Shezenji, Japan
Duration: 1 Nov 20114 Nov 2011

Publication series

NameAstronomical Society of the Pacific conference series
PublisherAstronomical Society of the Pacific
Volume458

Conference

ConferenceSubaru International Conference (3rd : 2011)
CityShezenji, Japan
Period1/11/114/11/11

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