3 December 2020 - 12:00 CET


Gaia EDR3 info

Information on Gaia Early Data Release 3 contents, completeness and limitations. The page will be updated from time to time.


Gaia EDR3 papers

Find here the titles of the expected papers describing the data processing and demonstrating the science potential of Gaia Early Data Release 3, including Python code accompanying the papers.


Gaia EDR3 documentation

The data release documentation for Gaia Early Data Release 3, describing the processing of the data from raw to Gaia EDR3 will appear both on webpages and through a downloadable PDF-file.

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Gaia EDR3 data release events

Interested to follow one of the Gaia EDR3 release events? Here we announce the various events and how to join.

Gaia EDR3 data model

The draft Gaia EDR3 data model is available now to help the user community prepare for the release.

Download here


Gaia EDR3 Known issues

Similar to what was done for Gaia DR2, issues with the Gaia EDR3 data, found after the release of data and documention, will be published.

- Available at release -


Gaia EDR3 passbands

Find here a description of the Gaia EDR3 passbands.


Gaia EDR3 data

Gaia Early Data Release 3 data will be made available from the Gaia Archive and its partner data centres.

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Python access

Gaia data can be accessed using Python. Learn more about the astroquery package for Gaia here.

Some source code comes along with the Gaia EDR3 papers.


ADQL Queries

While downloading the data will be possible, bring instead your code to the data. Use ADQL queries to extract the data and then download only the resulting table.


Tutorials and Help

Help is available to guide you through the process of getting the data you need. Check out the tutorials, they are very instructive!


GAIA EDR3 primer

After the release of Gaia EDR3, we hope to bring you the Gaia EDR3 primer to help you use Gaia EDR3.

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Public outreach Material

An overview of news and stories on the Gaia Mission and Gaia science are given here. The press release by ESA on Gaia EDR3 will be shared through here.

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Gaia EDR3 stories

A selection of stories on the processing towards Early Data Release 3 and the science potential of the data will be made available on the release day.

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Gaia Data Credits

When using Gaia EDR3 data, please acknowledge the work of the people involved and provide credits and necessary citations. Each release comes with its own credit lines.

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