The SAGA so far: Reading the history of the Galaxy with asteroseismology

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Asteroseismology has the capability of delivering stellar properties which would otherwise be inaccessible, such as radii, masses and thus ages of stars. When this information is coupled with classical determinations of stellar parameters, such as metallicities, effective temperatures and angular diameters, powerful new diagnostics for stellar and Galactic studies can be obtained. The ongoing Strömgren survey for Asteroseismology and Galactic Archaeology (SAGA) is pursuing such a goal, by determining photometric stellar parameters for stars with seismic oscillations measured by the Kepler satellite. As the survey continues and expands in sample size, SAGA will provide an unprecedented opportunity to constrain theories of the evolution of the Milky Way disc.


  • Luca Casagrande
  • Victor Silva Aguirre
  • Aldo M. Serenelli
  • Dennis Stello
  • Sofia Feltzing
  • Katharine J. Schlesinger
External organisations
  • Australian National University
  • Autonomous University of Barcelona
  • Aarhus University
  • University of Sydney
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology
Original languageEnglish
Article number03001
JournalEPJ Web of Conferences
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Sep 23
Publication categoryResearch

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