J. Liske, European Southern Observatory
I. K. Baldry, Liverpool John Moores University
S. P. Driver, University of Western Australia
R. J. Tuffs, Max Planck Institut fuer Kernphysik
M. Alpaslan, NASA Ames Research Center
E. Andrae, Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics
S. Brough, Australian Astronomical Observatory
M. E. Cluver, The University of Western Cape
M. W. Grootes, Max Planck Institut fuer Kernphysik
M. L. P. Gunawardhana, Durham University
L. S. Kelvin, Universitat Innsbruck
J. Loveday, University of Sussex
A. S. G. Robotham, University of Western Australia
E. N. Taylor, The University of Melbourne
S. P. Bamford, University of Nottingham
J. Bland-Hawthorn, University of Sydney
M. J. I. Brown, Monash University
M. J. Drinkwater, University of Queensland
A. M. Hopkins, Australian Astronomical Observatory
M. Meyer, University of Western Australia
P. Norberg, Durham University
J. A. Peacock, University of Edinburgh
N. K. Agius, University of Central Lancashire
S. K. Andrews, University of Western Australia
A. E. Bauer, Australian Astronomical Observatory
J. H. Y. Ching, University of Sydney
M. Colless, Australian National University
C. J. Conselice, University of Nottingham
S. M. Croom, University of Sydney
L. J. M. Davies, University of Western Australia
R. De Propris, University of Turku
L. Dunne, University of Edinburgh
E. M. Eardley, University of Edinburgh
S. Ellis, Australian Astronomical Observatory
C. Foster, Australian Astronomical Observatory
C. S. Frenk, Durham University
B. Haußler, University of Oxford
Benne W. Holwerda, University of Louisville
C. Howlett, University of Sussex
H. Ibarra, National Institute of Astrophysics, Optics, and Electronics
M. J. Jarvis, University of Oxford
D. H. Jones, Monash University
P. R. Kafle, University of Western Australia
C. G. Lacey, Durham University
R. Lange, University of Western Australia
M. Lara-Lopez, Australian Astronomical Observatory
Angel R. Lopez-Sanchez, Australian Astronomical Observatory
S. J. Maddox, University of Edinburgh
B. F. Madore, Observatories of the Carnegie Institute for Science
T. McNaught-Roberts, Durham University
A. J. Moffett, University of Western Australia
R. C. Nichol, University of Portsmouth
M. S. Owers, Australian Astronomical Observatory
D. Palamara, Monash University
S. J. Penny, Monash University
S. Phillipps, University of Bristol
K. A. Pimbblet, University of Hull
C. C. Popescu, University of Central Lancashire
M. Prescott, University of the Western Cape
R. Proctor, Observatório Nacional
E. M. Sadler, University of Sydney
A. E. Sansom, University of Central Lancashire
M. Seibert, Observatories of the Carnegie Institution for Science
R. Sharp, Australian National University
W. Sutherland, Queen Mary University of London
J. A. Vazquez-Mata, University of Sussex
E. van Kampen, European Southern Observatory
S. M. Wilkins, University of Sussex
R. Williams, Liverpool John Moores University
A. H. Wright, University of Western Australia

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The Galaxy And Mass Assembly (GAMA) survey is one of the largest contemporary spectroscopic surveys of low redshift galaxies. Covering an area of ∼286 deg2 (split among five survey regions) down to a limiting magnitude of r < 19.8 mag, we have collected spectra and reliable redshifts for 238 000 objects using the AAOmega spectrograph on the Anglo-Australian Telescope. In addition, we have assembled imaging data from a number of independent surveys in order to generate photometry spanning the wavelength range 1 nm–1 m. Here, we report on the recently completed spectroscopic survey and present a series of diagnostics to assess its final state and the quality of the redshift data. We also describe a number of survey aspects and procedures, or updates thereof, including changes to the input catalogue, redshifting and re-redshifting, and the derivation of ultraviolet, optical and near-infrared photometry. Finally, we present the second public release of GAMA data. In this release, we provide input catalogue and targeting information, spectra, redshifts, ultraviolet, optical and near-infrared photometry, single-component Sérsic fits, stellar masses, Hα-derived star formation rates, environment information, and group properties for all galaxies with r < 19.0 mag in two of our survey regions, and for all galaxies with r < 19.4 mag in a third region (72 225 objects in total). The data base serving these data is available at


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Liske, J., et al. "Galaxy And Mass Assembly (GAMA): End of Survey Report and Data Release 2." 2015. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 452(2): 2087-2126.