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Paper: Conference Summary
Volume: 165, The Third Stromlo Symposium: The Galactic Halo
Page: 515
Authors: de Zeeuw, Tim
Abstract: The participants at this conference can broadly be divided into three separate groups, working on the stellar halo, the gaseous halo, or the dark halo of our Galaxy. The organizers did an excellent job of bringing these groups together, and mixing the various topics throughout the sessions in such a way as to generate lively discussions. Together with the high-quality posters, this ensured there was much to learn for everyone. Summarizing all the material is a daunting task, but when Jeremy Mould pointed out what appeared to be a freshly-dug grave on Mount Stromlo the other day, and Phil (Tuco) Maloney reminded me of some memorable scenes in `The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly' a few hours later, it was clear that there was no way out. I will discuss the luminous halo first, then review what we learned about the dark halo, touch briefly on the larger picture, and close with a look towards the future, with emphasis on the role of space astrometry missions.
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