Gaia Calendar

Information about Gaia events, conferences and DPAC meetings                                                   Gaia events calendar archive


Conferences, Workshops & Symposia

For more conferences and symposia, see: International Astronomy Meetings

For MW-Gaia workshops, see


Date Conference/Symposium Place Link
17 October - 16 December 2022 White Dwarfs as Probes of the Evolution of Planets, Stars, the Milky Way and the Expanding Universe Santa Barbara CA, USA More info
February 2023 Building a Physical Understanding of Galaxy Evolution with Data-driven Astronomy Santa Barbara CA, USA More info
6 - 10 February 2023 Lorentz Center Workshop "Mapping the Milky Way: Galactic Cartography in the Age of High Precision Parallaxes Leiden, The Netherlands More info
15-19 May 2023 Gaia XPloration: Discovery, stellar parameters, and exploration Cambridge, UK  
10 - 14 July 2023 European Astronomical Union - annual meeting Kraków, Poland More info
August 2024 XXXII IAU General Assembly Cape Town, South Africa More info



Internal Gaia Calendar (DPAC)

Please note: Attendance to these meetings is restricted to DPAC members and invited guests.

Only members who have signed in to the Gaia Cosmos site will be able to access the links below.

Previous Meetings Archive
Date Title Place Local Organiser Link
18-20 October 2022 CU3 plenary meeting Torino Busonero More info
29 November - 1 December 2022 CU5 plenary meeting Tenerife   More info
Expected in Jan/Feb 2023 CU9 plenary meeting Virtually    
13-17 March 2023 7th DPAC Consortium Meeting (intended to be in person) Heidelberg Biermann  



Important dates of Gaia


Date Event Place Link
12 October 1993 Proposal for the Gaia mission - More info
11-12 October 2000 Adoption of the Gaia mission by ESA - More info
15 June 2006 Gaia DPAC starts activities - More info / More info
7 June 2007 ESA SPC approves DPAC proposal for Gaia data processing - More info
19 December 2013 09:12 UTC Gaia launch Kourou More info
25 July 2014 Start of routine operations - More info
14 September 2016 Gaia Data Release 1 - More info
25 April 2018 Gaia Data Release 2 - More info
16 July 2019 Whitehead Eclipse Avoidance Manoeuvre marks the end of nominal mission - More info
17 July 2019 First day of mission extension - More info
3 December 2020 Early Gaia Data Release 3   More info
13 June 2022 Gaia Data Release 3   More info
2023 (coming up) Focused Product Release   More info