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4 - 6 September 2019
Dynamics and physics of asteroids, TNOs, and natural satellites in the new era of Gaia data
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9 - 13 September 2019
A synoptic view on the Magellanic Clouds: VMC, Gaia and beyond
(ESO, Garching, Germany)
6 - 10 October 2019
(Groningen, The Netherlands)
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09/09/2019 Vacancy: ESA Research Fellowships in Space Science

ESA has announced an opportunity for post-doctoral research fellowships linked to its science missions, including Gaia. Deadline to submit applications is 1 October 2019. More details can be found on the ESA Faculty Page and on the ESA Careers webpage.

28/08/2019 Gaia untangles the starry strings of the Milky Way

A new story was published today discussing science findings from Gaia's second data release: "Gaia untangles the starry strings of the Milky Way".

22/08/2019  Gaia DR2 known issue

An update to the Gaia DR2 known issues page became available today, discussing systematic effects in the Gaia DR2 parallaxes for very bright stars.

19/08/2019 Survey on the ESA Astronomy Science Archives

The ESA Astronomy Science Archives asks you to fill out a short anonymous survey in an effort to ensure that the Astronomy community are provided with the best possible services. The survey includes questions on the archives of EXOSAT, Gaia, Herschel, HST, ISO, Lisa Pathfinder, Planck, and XMM-Newton, as well as questions on the ESASky tool. The survey should not take more than a few minutes of your time and will help our teams at the ESAC Science Data Center to improve their services to you.

The survey remains open until mid September and results will be summarised online at the ESDC website.

30/07/2019 Opening for a software developer

The Gaia team at the Institute of Astronomy (Cambridge, UK) has an opening for a software developer. This team is involved in the data processing of photometric and low-resolution spectroscopy data from the Gaia satellite, and is responsible of the IoA Data Processing Center. More information on this vacancy can be found here.

23/07/2019 Research fellowship opportunity

The INAF-Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Florence, Italy) offers a research fellowship to work on the flux calibration of the Gaia mission. The position is for one year and is possibly renewable up to a maximum of three years, depending on performance and funding availability. Deadline for applications is 31 August 2019. More details can be found here.

18/07/2019 Gaia newsletter issue 7

The new Gaia newsletter is out. It can also be found here.

17/07/2019 Gaia moves into mission extension

Yesterday a major manoeuvre took place to ensure Gaia would keep out of Earth's shadow for the coming years. This manoeuvre, called the Whitehead Eclipse Avoidance Manoeuvre, also marks the transition of the Gaia mission into its first mission extension. Congratulations to the Gaia team at ESOC for the great achievement yesterday!


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