The SAMI Galaxy Survey: early data release and first science

Scott M. Croom, James T. Allen, Luca Cortese, Lisa Fogarty, I.-Ting Ho

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The Sydney-AAO Multi-object Integral field spectrograph (SAMI) Galaxy Survey is an ongoing project to obtain spatially resolved spectroscopic observations of ~3400 galaxies by mid-2016. To date, a total of ~1000 galaxies have been observed, making the SAMI Galaxy Survey the largest integral field survey in existence. In July 2014 the early data release for the SAMI galaxy Survey occurred, with over 100 galaxies available to the community. The richness of the SAMI dataset allows a vast array of science. We highlight some of the early science results from the project, including the discovery and analysis of galactic winds, the distribution of fast and slow rotating early type galaxies, and the unification of galaxy scaling relations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)104-109
JournalProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2015
Externally publishedYes


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