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
5-6-7 October 2021 MW-Gaia WG1+WG2 workshop: "Star Clusters: the Gaia Revolution" Virtual event More info
18 - 22 October 2021 Debating the potential of machine learning in astronomical surveys Virtual event More info
1 - 3 December 2021 Reproducibility and Open Science in Astronomy, ROSA2021 Virtual event More info
4 - 9 July 2021 COOL STARS 21: Cambridge Workshop on Cool Stars, Stellar Systems and the Sun Toulouse, France More info
1 August 2022 (original 2021, but postponed) XXXI IAU General Assembly Busan, Korea More info
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
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
5 October 2021 CU1 - DPCs meeting Online    
20 - 21 October 2021 GST meeting Online Prusti  
27 - 29 October 2021 CU8 plenary meeeting Bordeaux or online (TBC)    
23 - 24 November 2021 CU6 meeting Strasbourg (TBC)    
Autumn 2021 6th DPAC Consortium Meeting (if possible, in person) TBD TBD  
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 ESAC, Madrid More info
25 April 2018 Gaia Data Release 2 ILA, Berlin More info
16 July 2019 Whitehead Eclipse Avoidance Manoeuvre marks the end of nominal mission ESOC, Darmstadt More info
17 July 2019 First day of mission extension - More info
3 December 2020 Early Gaia Data Release 3   More info
TBD Future Data Releases   More info