Industrial revolution in Galactic astronomy

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A RAS Specialist Discussion Meeting organised by *Maurizio Salaris (Liverpool)
Andrea Miglio (Birmigham)*Contact: Maurizio Salaris Extensive high-precision surveys to obtain accurate chemical, kinematic and age information about stellar populations in the Milky Way, are a major investment of
the astronomical community over the coming decade, and are on the verge of delivering long sought stellar properties for field and cluster stars. All of this on an industrial scale, ranging from several tens of thousands to a billion of stars. The UK community is already playing a major role in the development of this synergy. This is the right time to gather together and discuss the potential systematic uncertainties plaguing such investigations, and establish a roadmap for the most effective exploitation of the large flow of data that will soon be available to the astronomical community. For further information and to register: