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53rd ESLAB Symposium: the Gaia universe
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20/03/2019 Updated: DPAC Services are back up

Due to some network issues at ESAC, some Gaia DPAC services like Gaia Jira, Gaia SVN and Nexus are down. We are working on this and hope to get our services back up soon. Update: all services are back up.

14/03/2019 Cosmos mailing lists: issue fixed now.

We experienced some issues with the Cosmos mailing lists. Please read through the instructions here to see the action needed by Gaia DPAC members.

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.

15/02/2019 Opening for a software developer in the Gaia Barcelona research team

The Gaia team of the Universitat de Barcelona (IEEC – ICCUB) has an opening for a software developer. This team is involved in the simulations and data processing of astrometric and photometric data from the Gaia satellite, and is responsible of the Barcelona Data Processing Center, located in the Marenostrum supercomputer.

More information on this vacancy can be found here.

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.

31/01/2019 Update to Gaia DR2 known issues page on radial velocities

Today on ArXiv a paper appeared by Boubert et al.  describing potential contamination of radial velocities in crowded regions. A summary has been added to our Gaia DR2 Known Issues page, along with links to the paper and the accompanying data. The page also describes other topics like astrometry and crossmatches, and complements the Gaia DR2 data release documentation.

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.

21/01/2019 Gaia newsletter

An email was sent out recently to Gaia newsletter subscribers with instructions on how to keep receiving the Gaia newsletter. These instructions are explained on this page in more detail, with some answers to frequently asked questions.

06/12/2018 Password reset required for all Gaia users from 6 December 2018 onwards.

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