Gaia-ESO Survey - Second Science Meeting (GES 2014)
Start date: 10 Nov 2014
Address: Biblioteca Municipal Almeida Garrett, Porto, Portugal
The Gaia-ESO Survey (GES) is currently half way to achieve its goal to collect spectra for 100 000 stars over a period of five years. The survey is providing an homogeneous overview of the distributions of kinematics and elemental abundances for the major components of the Milky Way, namely the bulge, the thick and the thin discs and the halo. In addition to the field component, a very significant sample of open star clusters, covering all accessible cluster ages and stellar masses, as well as a handful of globular clusters are being observed.
This Gaia-ESO Survey Second Science Meeting is perfectly timed to present and discuss new results arising from the second internal data release.