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21-25 November 2016, Shine Dome, Canberra, Australia

Galactic Archaeology aims at unveiling the Milky Way’s history by studying the fossil record preserved in stellar light. Large surveys are targeting samples of 105 to 106 stars to measure their chemical compositions. Together with distances, ages and 3D velocities, the chemical information will have a revolutionary impact on understanding galaxy formation. Stellar physics combines the observations with theoretical interpretations of the structure of stars. This knowledge is essential to decipher the observed chemical patterns within the Galaxy’s stellar populations. Major new developments in stellar physics have a direct impact on understanding the observational data. This conference will bring together world-leading experts on Galactic Archaeology and Stellar physics in order to exploit the wealth of information provided by new and on-going surveys of the Galaxy. 

The Conference Booklet is now available here

Important Dates:

  • First Annoucement: 15 March 2016
  • Abstract submission deadline: 15 July 2016
  • Program available: 15 September 2016
  • Registration and payment deadline: 15 October 2016
  • Conference reception: Monday 21 November 2016, The Shine Dome


Wako Aoki (NAOJ), Martin Asplund (ANU), Beatriz Barbuy (Sao Paulo), Joss Bland-Hawthorn (USyd), Anthony Brown (Leiden), Gayandhi De Silva (AAO/USyd), Ortwin Gerhard (MPE), Francesca Matteucci (Trieste), Eileen Friel (Indiana), Kim Venn (Victoria) 


Luca Casagrande (ANU), Gayandhi De Silva (AAO/USyd), Ly Duong (ANU), Ben MacLean (Monash), Colin Navin (MQ), Katie Schlesinger (ANU)