The challenges of chemically mapping the Milky Way in the era of large scale spectroscopic stellar surveys
Dr Clare Worley
Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge
Time & Place
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 11:00:00 NZST in Rutherford Room 531
All are welcome
The chemical and kinetic history of the Milky Way is key to unravelling the formation and evolution of its stellar populations. Major leaps forward in both instrumentation and analysis tools have culminated in extensive stellar datasets for which precision kinetic information and detailed chemistry is now available.
I will describe the challenges involved in producing such datasets in the context of the current and future surveys of the Gaia-ESO Public Spectroscopic Survey, the ESA Gaia satellite, WEAVE@WHT and 4MOST@VLT. I will also showcase the science highlights of the Gaia-ESO Survey thus far.