Extensive high precision surveys to obtain accurate chemical, kinematic and age information about stellar populations in the Milky Way, are a major investment of the astronomical community over the coming decade, and are on the verge of delivering long sought stellar properties for field and cluster stars. All of this on an industrial scale, ranging from several tens of thousands to a billion of stars.

The UK community is already playing a major role in the development of this synergy. This is the right time to gather together and discuss the potential systematic uncertainties plaguing such investigations, and establish a roadmap for the most effective exploitation of the large flow of data that will soon be available to the astronomical community.


Maurizio Salaris 
Liverpool John Moores University

Andrea Miglio 
University of Birmingham

For any enquiries, please send an email to: ras.irga@bison.ph.bham.ac.uk

Date & Venue

Friday, 14 October 2016

Geological Society Lecture Theatre, Burlington House, Piccadilly

The Geological Society

Keynote Speakers

Bill Chaplin
School of Physics and Astronomy, 
University of Birmingham

Brad Gibson
Milne Centre for Astrophysics,
University of Hull

Gerry Gilmore
Institute of Astronomy, 
University of Cambridge

Marie Martig
Max Planck Institute for Astronomy,

Ricardo Schiavon
Astrophysics Research Institute,
Liverpool John Moores University