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30/08/2016 Gaia Data Release 1 sneak preview

A new webpage summarises the contents of Gaia Data Release 1 (DR1), DR1 statistical information, uncertainty statistics, as well as its limitations. The page also provides the URL of the Gaia Archive, which will serve simulated data from 1 September onwards. The Gaia Archive with DR1 data will be available as of 14 September 2016, 12:30 CEST.

23/08/2016 Vacancy: Gaia Information Manager at ESTEC

The Gaia Project Scientist Team has a vacancy for a position to support the Gaia scientific community. The successful candidate will be based at ESTEC, The Netherlands, and will be expected to support the day-to-day activities of the SOC and DPAC by acting as Information Manager within the team, ensuring access for SOC/DPAC to the resources provided by the Project Scientist, maintaining the Gaia community web pages and associated tools and supporting activities in the domain of outreach (within the boundaries established by the existing ESA infrastructure). The complete job description is available here.


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7 - 8 September 2016
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Gaia Data Release 1

14 September 2016