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The Subaru Seminar is usually held in Room 104 of the Hilo Base Facility, adjacent to the main lobby. Everyone is welcome to attend. If you are interested in giving a seminar, please contact Subaru seminar organizers (Tae-Soo Pyo, Sherry Yeh, Nagayoshi Ohashi) by email : (please change"_at" to @).

December 17, Tuesday, at 11:00 am

" What's New at the AAO "

Andrew Sheinis

(Australian Astronomical Observatory)

will present an update to instrumentation activities at the Australian Astronomical Observatory. These will include: 1) First Light results from the High Efficiency and Resolution Multi Element Spectrograph (HERMES), a facility-class optical spectrograph for the AAT, designed primarily for the GALAH, Galactic Archeology Survey, the first major attempt to create a detailed understanding of galaxy formation and evolution by studying the history of our own galaxy, the Milky Way. The spectrograph uses VPH-gratings to achieve a spectral resolving power of 28,000 in standard mode and also provides a high resolution mode ranging between 40,000 to 50,000 using a slit mask. 2) The Gemini High-Resolution Optical SpecTrograph (GHOST) instrument is the newest instrument being developed for the Gemini telescopes, in a collaboration between the Australian Astronomical Observatory (AAO), the Herzberg Institute for Astrophisics (HIA) in Canada and the Australian National University (ANU). 3) New Fiber positioning Technologies: Starbugs for the TAIPAN Survey and Manifest for GMT as well as the Echidna Technology for DESI and 4Most 4) the SAMI survey 5) Future Instruments and new technology: Hector for the AAT, OH suppression fibers and more.

Seminars are also held at JAC, CFHT, and IfA.

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