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The Galactic Archaeology with HERMES survey is collecting stellar parameters and abundances for one million stars in the Milky Way. GALAH yields a comprehensive view of the formation & evolution of the Galaxy.

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The GALAH survey is excited to announce our second data release on 18 April 2018. It contains data for 342682 stars with up to 23 elemental abundances per star.

Update: On 9 May 2018 we released the GALAH survey DR2.1. This contains a fix to three columns related to radial velocities, and populates the gaia_dr2_id column. See the changelog for more details.

The catalogue is accessible through:

There are a number of important documents that describe this release:

Questions about DR2? Email Sarah Martell, s.martell -at-


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Data reduction and analysis April 16, 2018, 12:11 a.m. smartell
DR2 table schema April 16, 2018, 6:32 a.m. smartell
Instrumentation and observing April 16, 2018, 8:09 a.m. smartell
Empirical spectroscopic library April 18, 2018, 12:50 a.m. smartell
Acknowledgements April 20, 2018, 1:58 a.m. jeffreysimpson

GALAH Documentation

 GALAH Survey overview
An overall description of the science goals, observing operations, and data processing in the GALAH Survey
Instrumentation and observing smartell March 26, 2018 April 16, 2018, 8:09 a.m.
Science goals smartell March 26, 2018 April 27, 2018, 2:01 a.m.
Data reduction and analysis smartell March 26, 2018 April 16, 2018, 12:11 a.m.
 DR2 overview
A description of the data available through GALAH DR2
What's in GALAH DR2? smartell March 26, 2018 April 23, 2018, 2:14 p.m.
Acknowledgements jeffreysimpson April 18, 2018 April 20, 2018, 1:58 a.m.
GALAH Data Release 2 Changelog sanjibsharma May 5, 2018 May 9, 2018, 12:24 a.m.
 Table schema
Data types and definitions for all fields available in the GALAH DR2 table
DR2 table schema smartell March 26, 2018 April 16, 2018, 6:32 a.m.
 Sample queries
Examples of how to retrieve particular subsets of GALAH data
Sample queries in GALAH DR2 smartell March 27, 2018 May 9, 2018, 12:27 a.m.
 Additional data
Data that complements GALAH DR2
Empirical spectroscopic library smartell April 18, 2018 April 18, 2018, 12:50 a.m.