Centrum Astronomii
Wydział Fizyki, Astronomii i Informatyki Stosowanej, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika

The Gaia-ESO Spectroscopic Survey: First results

dr. Rodolfo Smiljanic, CAMK Toruń

The Gaia-ESO Public Spectroscopic Survey is a four years project that
is obtaining high-quality spectroscopy of some 100 000 Milky Way
stars, in the field and in open clusters. It covers all the major
components of the Milky Way. This survey will provide the first
homogeneous overview of the distributions of kinematics and chemical
element abundances in the Galaxy. This alone will revolutionise
knowledge of Galactic and stellar evolution. When combined with
precision astrometry from the Gaia satellite, the survey will allow
the quantification of the formation history and evolution of young,
mature and ancient Galactic populations. I will describe the survey,
its organization, scientific goals, operation and timescales. I will
also present the first release of reduced spectra and some of the
early science results.

28.01.2013 - 11:15
Sala seminaryjna KRA