author={D. Eisenstein and D. Weinberg and E. Agol and H. Aihara and C. Prieto and S. Anderson and J. Arns and {\'E}. Aubourg and S. Bailey and E. Balbinot and R. Barkhouser and T. Beers and A. Berlind and S. Bickerton and D. Bizyaev and M. Blanton and J. Bochanski and A. Bolton and Casey T. Bosman and J. Bovy and H. Brewington and W. N. Brandt and B. Breslauer and J. Brinkmann and P. J. Brown and J. Brownstein and D. Burger and N. Busca and H. Campbell and P. Cargile and W. Carithers and J. Carlberg and M. A. Carr and Yan-mei Chen and C. Chiappini and J. Comparat and N. Connolly and M. Cortes and R. Croft and L. Costa and K. Cunha and J. Davenport and K. Dawson and N. Lee and G. Mello and F. Simoni and J. Dean and S. Dhital and A. Ealet and G. Ebelke and Edward M. Edmondson and J. Eiting and S. Escoffier and M. Esposito and M. L. Evans and X. Fan and B. F. Castell'a and Leticia D. Ferreira and G. Fitzgerald and S. Fleming and A. Font-Ribera and E. Ford and P. Frinchaboy and A. P'erez and B. Gaudi and J. Ge and L. Ghezzi and B. Gillespie and G. Gilmore and L. Girardi and J. Gott and A. Gould and E. Grebel and J. Gunn and J. Hamilton and P. Harding and D. Harris and S. Hawley and F. Hearty and J. Hern'andez and S. Ho and D. Hogg and J. Holtzman and K. Honscheid and N. Inada and I. Ivans and Linhua Jiang and P. Jiang and J. Johnson and C. Jordan and W. P. Jordan and G. Kauffmann and E. Kazin and D. Kirkby and M. Klaene and J. Kneib and G. Knapp and C. Kochanek and L. Koesterke and J. Kollmeier and R. G. Kron and D. Lang and J. Lawler and J. L. Goff and B. Lee and Y. S. Lee and J. M. Leisenring and Yenting Lin and J. Liu and D. Long and C. Loomis and S. Lucatello and B. Lundgren and R. Lupton and Bo Ma and Z. Ma and N. Macdonald and C. Mack and S. Mahadevan and M. Maia and E. Malanushenko and V. Malanushenko and S. Majewski and M. Makler and R. Mandelbaum and C. Maraston and D. Margala and P. Maseman and K. Masters and C. McBride and P. McDonald and I. McGreer and R. Mcmahon and Olga Mena Requejo and B. M'enard and J. Miralda-Escud'e and H. Morrison and F. Mullally and D. Muna and H. Murayama and A. Myers and T. Naugle and A. F. Neto and D. Nguyen and R. Nichol and D. L. Nidever and R. Oconnell and R. Ogando and M. Olmstead and D. Oravetz and N. Padmanabhan and M. Paegert and N. Palanque-Delabrouille and K. Pan and Parul Pandey and J. Parejko and I. P{\^a}ris and Paola Pellegrini and J. Pepper and W. Percival and P. Petitjean and R. Pfaffenberger and J. Pforr and S. Phleps and C. Pichon and M. Pieri and F. Prada and A. Price-Whelan and M. Raddick and Beatriz H. F. Ramos and Celine Ryle and I. Reid and James Rich and G. T. Richards and G. Rieke and M. Rieke and Hans-Walter Rix and A. Robin and H. Rocha-Pinto and C. Rockosi and N. Roe and E. Rollinde and A. Ross and N. Ross and Bruno Rossetto and A. S'anchez and B. Santiago and C. Sayres and R. Schiavon and D. Schlegel and K. Schlesinger and S. Schmidt and D. Schneider and K. Sellgren and Alaina Shelden and E. Sheldon and M. Shetrone and Y. Shu and J. Silverman and J. Simmerer and A. Simmons and T. Sivarani and M. Skrutskie and A. Slosar and S. Smee and V. Smith and S. Snedden and K. Stassun and O. Steele and M. Steinmetz and M. Stockett and Todd Stollberg and M. Strauss and M. Tanaka and A. R. Thakar and D. Thomas and J. L. Tinker and B. Tofflemire and R. Tojeiro and C. Tremonti and M. V. Maga{\~n}a and L. Verde and N. Vogt and D. Wake and X. Wan and J. Wang and B. Weaver and M. White and S. White and J. C. Wilson and J. P. Wisniewski and W. Wood-Vasey and B. Yanny and N. Yasuda and C. Y{\`e}che and D. G. York and E. Young and G. Zasowski and I. Zehavi and B. Zhao},
  journal={The Astronomical Journal},
  • D. Eisenstein, D. Weinberg, +237 authors B. Zhao
  • Published 2007
  • Physics
  • The Astronomical Journal
  • Building on the legacy of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-I and II), SDSS-III is a program of four spectroscopic surveys on three scientific themes: dark energy and cosmological parameters, the history and structure of the Milky Way, and the population of giant planets around other stars. In keeping with SDSS tradition, SDSS-III will provide regular public releases of all its data, beginning with SDSS DR8 (which occurred in Jan 2011). This paper presents an overview of the four SDSS-III… CONTINUE READING
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