The Galactic Archaeology with HERMES Survey

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

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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
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


ConferenceSubaru International Conference (3rd : 2011)
CityShezenji, Japan

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