Poster Presentation Astronomical Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting including HWWS 2013

Testing a Velocity Dispersion Model of the Milky Way Halo's Stars (#207)

Sarah Bird 1 , Chris Flynn 2 , William E Harris 3 , Mauri Valtonen 1
  1. Tuorla Observatory, University of Turku, Turku, ., Finland
  2. Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  3. McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
We use simulations to test the stability of a model of the velocity dispersion of the Milky Way stellar halo, with applications to the Gaia mission.