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ABSTRACT

1.GALACTIC SURVEYS - WHY BOTHER?

2.WHAT RECENT SURVEYS HAVE REVEALED
2.1.Resolved stellar populations
2.2.Thick disks & outer disks
2.3.Abundance patterns and gradients
2.4.Substructure & streams

3.FUTURE SURVEYS
3.1.The case for extending beyond the Local Group
3.2.The origin of the thick and thin disk
3.3.The origin of the bulge and halo: ancient stars

4.THE IMPORTANCE OF A DYNAMICAL FRAMEWORK FOR THE GALAXY

5.TESTING CDM IN THE NON-LINEAR REGIME

6.A COMPLETE THEORY OF GALAXY FORMATION?

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