40th Anniversary Film

SAMI observes on night of the 40th anniversary of AAT First Light

Amanda Bauer plugging a SAMI plate in the video (Credit: Amanda Bauer)

The SAMI Galaxy Survey began in March 2013, with the intention of creating a large survey of 3400 galaxies across a large range of environment. We are well on our way, having observed the 700th SAMI Survey galaxy in late April 2014.

To commemorate the occasion, SAMI team member Amanda Bauer (Australian Astronomical Observatory) created a video highlighting how the team plugs SAMI plates with the 13 Hexabundles and additional sky fibres during each night of observing. The video was shot on the night of 27 April 2014, the 40th Anniversary of the first starlight ever collected by the 3.9-metre Anglo-Australian Telescope at Siding Spring Observatory in New South Wales, Australia.