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23/05/2017 Three stellar positions released to support unique occultation events

Just now we released the astrometry for three stars to support the observations of unique occultation events. On 22 June and 23 July 2017 relatively brights stars will be occulted by the largest known centaur Chariklo. Then on 5 October 2017 an occultation by Neptune's largest satellite, Triton, can be observed. The preliminary Gaia DR2 data for the three stars and more information about these events can be found here.

22/05/2017 Vacancy for a postdoctoral position "Support activities for the Gaia space mission" at Osservatorio Astronomico di Arcetri

The INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Arcetri invites applications for a post-doc position entitled "Support activities for the Gaia space mission", dedicated to the preparation of the grid of spectrophotometric standard stars for the calibration of Gaia and to the science validation activities in crowded stellar fields and globular clusters for GDR2. The reference person is Elena Pancino.

Deadline for this application is 12 June 2017.

10/05/2017 Vacancy for a postdoctoral position on Gaia data processing and scientific exploitation

The High-Energy Astrophysics Group and the Extragalactic Astrophysics and Space Observations team which are part of the STAR institute and of the Department of Astrophysics, Geophysics and Oceanography of the University of Liège (Belgium) are offering a common postdoctoral position to participate in Data Processing and Analysis Consortium activities in the framework of Gaia. The position is funded by a PRODEX programme.

More information on this vacancy can be found here.

The deadline for applications is 20 May 2017 with a preferred starting date of 1 June 2017.

28/04/2017 International Astronomical Union Symposium on Astrometry and Astrophysics in the Gaia Sky

Today is the last day of the IAU Symposium on Astrometry and Astrophysics in the Gaia Sky. A week-long symposium that showed the diversity of the science return from Gaia Data Release 1. From fundamental physics to Galactic archaeology and Solar system science, a very broad range of presentations was given discussing the usage of Gaia data in their research performed. By now a lot of the presentations can be found online. Thank you for joining us at this very nice conference in honour of François Mignard.

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