Chéreau Fabien - Gaia
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Observatoire de Paris-Meudon
Fabien Chéreau graduated from INSA, the French engineering university at Lyon in France. He now works at the Paris Observatory in Meudon on a CNES-funded position for the On-board Detection and the Radial Velocity Spectrometer working groups. Fabien wrote the first version of the Gaia on-board detection algorithm. He is currently working on the definition of the Spectro sky mappers and is in charge of the development of the algorithms for these instruments.
Fabien is also the author of Stellarium - a free astronomy software package which renders 3D photo-realistic skies in real time.
To learn more about Stellarium visit the website.
He left Gaia in 2007.
[Published: 23/02/2004 | Updated: 14/08/2008]
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