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Paper: Planning the Next Decade of Multi-Object Spectroscopy
Volume: 507, Multi-Object Spectroscopy in the Next Decade: Big Questions, Large Surveys, and Wide Fields
Page: 3
Authors: Balcells, M.
Abstract: We review the science drivers for the next generation of multi-object spectrographs, including Milky Way archaeology, stellar and circumstellar physics, galaxy evolution and cosmology; these new instruments will provide key data needed to reap science from some of the largest facilities on the ground and in space, such as Gaia, LOFAR or LSST. The technology developments and challenges of new instrumentation projects are presented together with an overview of 25 years of development of multi-object spectroscopy instruments on 4-meter and 10-meter class telescopes. We also review the technical challenges that need to be addressed to ensure success for the massive spectroscopic surveys currently planned.
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