We present the motivation, design and current status of the Open Cluster Chemical Abundances from Spanish Observatories survey (OCCASO). Using the high resolution spectroscopic facilities available at Spanish observatories, OCCASO will derive chemical abundances in a sample of 20 to 25 open clusters older than 0.5 Gyr. This sample will be used to study in detail the formation and evolution of the Galactic disc using open clusters as tracers.
R. Carrera, L. Casamiquela, L. Balaguer-Nunez, et. al.
Fri, 12 Dec 14
Comments: 6 pages, 1 figure, Highlights of Spanish Astrophysics VIII, Proceedings of the XI Scientific Meeting of the Spanish Astronomical Society held on September 8 – 12, 2014, in Teruel, Spain. A. J. Cenarro, F. Figueras, C. Hern\’andez-Monteagudo, J. Trujillo, and L. Valdivielso (eds.)