The 6dF Galaxy Survey: Mass and Motions in the Nearby Universe

  • Peterson, Bruce (PI)
  • Colless, Matthew (CoI)
  • Huchra, John (CoI)
  • Lahav, Ofer (CoI)
  • Mamon, Gary (CoI)
  • Saunders, Will (CoI)
  • Wakamatsu, Ken-ichi (CoI)

    Project: Research

    Project Details

    Description

    The 6dF Galaxy Survey will yield by far the largest and most detailed map of the positions and motions of galaxies in the nearby universe. The goal of the survey is to determine the distributions of both the galaxies and the dark matter in order to measure fundamental cosmological parameters and constrain models of galaxy formation. The survey will cover the whole southern hemisphere, measuring redshifts for 120,000 galaxies and distances and motions for 15,000 galaxies. The survey will use the unique 6dF robotic fibre spectrograph we have constructed for the Anglo-Australian Observatory's Schmidt Telescope.
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date1/01/0231/12/06

    Funding

    • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$279,000.00

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