Find detailed descriptions of the data available in each survey/archive.
The Schema Browser displays an extensive explanation of each type of data product each survey/archive offers, along with any relevant analysis and publication information (see also individual survey documentation for more info). For more information on the schema browser, go to the Schema Browser Documentation. For more information on the data products within the schema browser, go to the team's documentation on Data Central (the link for each survey can be found in the Meta box below).
The SAMI Galaxy Survey is a spatially resolved spectroscopic survey of a large sample of nearby (z<0.1) galaxies, conducted with the Sydney – Australian Astronomical Observatory Multi-Object Integral Field Spectrograph (SAMI). SAMI is mounted on the 3.9 meter Anglo-Australian Telescope at Siding Spring Observatory. Survey observations began in March 2013 and were completed in May 2018. At the completion of survey observing, just over 3000 total galaxies were observed.
The key science goals of the SAMI Survey are to answer the following questions:
The SAMI second public release (DR2) includes both fully processed spectral data cubes and a large array of derived science products that enable an extremely broad approach for studying galaxies. DR2 consists of 1559 unique galaxies and this sample represents all SAMI Galaxy Survey galaxies observed up to the 1st July 2017 that lie in the GAMA regions of the survey and meet the survey's quality control requirements. This sample represents approximately a factor of 2 increase over DR1. For more details on SAMI DR2 please see Scott et al. (2018, MNRAS, submitted) as well as the SAMI DR2 documentation pages.