WEAVE: The next generation wide-field spectroscopy facility for the WHT

Dr. Gavin Dalton

Abstract

I will describe the major scientific motivation and outline design concept for a new 2 degree field, 1000 fibre multi-object spectroscopy facility for the WHT. WEAVE is expected to be completed by early 2017 and will be capable of addressing a wide range of Galactic and extra-Galactic goals, covering the redial velocity follow-up to the full depth of the Gaia astrometric catalogue, stellar abundances and chemical labelling in the Galactic halo, galaxy evolution from integral field studies and from the identification of the LOFAR source population, and Cosmology. The instrument is complex, but not necessarily challenging, and will provide a major resource for the whole ING community for the next decade.

About the talk

WEAVE: The next generation wide-field spectroscopy facility for the WHT
Dr. Gavin Dalton
University of Oxford
Thursday September 20, 2012 - 10:30  (Aula)
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