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08/04/2019 53rd ESLAB symposium kicks off
Today the 53rd ESLAB symposium "the Gaia universe" kicks off. The symposium is held at ESA/ESTEC in The Netherlands with topics ranging from stellar clusters to the impact to solar system objects and from dust maps to kinematics of the Milky Way.
07/04/2019 Gaia newsletter
The 6th issue of the Gaia newsletter just came out. Interested in the contents? Read through the newsletter here. Information on how to subscribe or unsubscribe to the Gaia newsletter can be found here.
07/04/2019 Rethinking everything we know about star clusters
Recently an overview article appeared on ESA Science & Technology discussing the role of Gaia in our knowledge of star clusters. By studying stellar clusters, Gaia reveals much about the formation and evolution of stars in our surroundings. Read the full article here.
06/03/2019 With sadness we announce the passing of Jordi Torra
It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing away of Prof. Jordi Torra on February 26 2019. Jordi was one of the important movers of Gaia and in particular DPAC. His leadership of the early prototype for a Gaia data processing system and his community organizing efforts in Spain led to the many invaluable Spanish contributions to DPAC.
Jordi and the positive spirit in which he always approached any difficulties encountered along the way to make Gaia and DPAC happen will be very much missed. An obituary has been written by the Gaia team in Barcelona.
22/02/2019 Update to the Gaia DR2 known issues
Today an update to the Gaia DR2 known issues was published discussing Gaia DR2 photometry. We advise you to read through this topic if you use Gaia DR2 photometry.
08/02/2019 Gaia clocks new speeds for Milky Way-Andromeda collision
Today a new story was released on two nearby galaxies for which the stellar motions within them was determined with the use of Gaia data. The result discussed how they will one day interact and collide with the Milky Way. Read more here.
01/02/2019 Scientific programme of "The Gaia Universe" announced
The scientific programme of the 53rd ESLAB symposium 'the Gaia universe' is now online. Participants taking part in the pitch sessions can also review the schedule here. Next to oral presentations and pitch sessions, two poster sessions are held.
29/01/2019 Gaia Data Release 3 split into two parts
The Gaia data processing toward Gaia DR3 is progressing at full speed. Although the schedule has stabilised, there are several uncertainties as many elements of the pipelines will see the real data in an operational environment for the first time. Taking the uncertainties into account brought the schedule of the next release toward the end of the earlier announced period of the first half of 2021.
To mitigate the impact on research, the Gaia DR3 will be split into two releases. This way, data that is ready earlier, will be released earlier. The early release, Gaia EDR3, will take place in Q3 of 2020. Gaia DR3 is anticipated to take place during the second half of 2021. Read through the full announcement here.
06/12/2018 Password reset required for all Gaia users from 6 December 2018 onwards.
More details can be found here.