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18 - 21 June 2019
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13/05/2019 Update on the Gaia DPAC content server (livelink)

You may have experienced some problems accessing our Gaia DPAC documents on the Gaia content server (Gaia Livelink). Since the migration of the content server, you need to access the Gaia DPAC documents in a different way when you follow the URLs from the email alert. Please follow the following procedure:

  1. Go to Gaia Cosmos and login
  2. Go the DPAC Services —> Livelink / Content Server and click the link to enter the content server.
  3. The overview page of our Gaia content server opens now. Now you can access the documents by either:
    1. follow the links given in the weekly alerts mailing to access the documents.
    2. click the “Valid” link under “All Gaia Documents” and a page with all Gaia documents opens with the newest issues at the top.

Please be aware that this is the new procedure to access content server documents from now on. If you skip step 2 and then follow the links from the alerts email, you will arrive at a page to enter login details to the content server. Trying to login through this login page will give an error.

[Update 14-05-2019] the below issues have been solved now.

Apart from the new procedure that one needs to follow from now on, we are still experiencing some hickups with the system which could cause the following to happen:

  • Slow loading of the document
  • Error when the loading of the document times out
  • Strange fonts in the PDF documents
  • Strange scribbles in the PDF documents

We are aware of these issues and we are working together with the supplier of this software to find a solution for these. There is alwasy the option to download the document and the downloading of documents works as usual. We are sorry for the inconvenience this causes and we hope to get things fixed soon.

13/05/2019 Gaia Archive version 2.6

Today a new version of the Gaia Archive is rolled out. A temporary downtime of the Gaia Archive is expected between 10:30 and 12:30 CEST, after which you will be able to enjoy the upgraded performance of our Gaia Archive when retrieving your Gaia data!

08/05/2019 Gaia DPAC content server

Due to the recent migration, there are some hickups with respect to the access to Gaia DPAC content server documents. Please be aware that the documents are still accessible if you go to the content server through the DPAC services on the Gaia Cosmos page. Then you can search for the specific document you are interested in and read them. Easy search is to open the folder with all Gaia DPAC documents and then search with ctrl-f or cmd-f for the last part of the code. We hope to get things fixed and back to normal soon, but it might take till next week to get the solution in place.

25/04/2019 Geographic contributions to DPAC

Today marks the first birthday of our Gaia Data Release 2, a data release that truly changed our view of the Milky Way. We'd like to celebrate this day with a special thank you to all the people involved in all stages of Gaia's life: from initial proposal, to gathering interest, to design and building and actual operating of the spacecraft. From getting the data down, checking the health of the data, to processing the raw data into a scientifically usable format and then validating to make sure the data is truly that great!


In the image released today you can see the geographic contributions to the Gaia Data Processing and Analysis Consortium. It shows the countries where the people in DPAC are working. Read further on Gaia DPAC and its contribution to Gaia Data Release 2 in our newest story available here.

18/04/2019 Summary of the 53rd ESLAB symposium

From 8-12 April 2019, the 53rd ESLAB symposium took place at ESTEC, The Netherlands. A summary of the results shown at the symposium can be found here.

07/04/2019 Gaia newsletter

The 6th issue of the Gaia newsletter just came out. Interested in the contents? Read through the newsletter here. Information on how to subscribe or unsubscribe to the Gaia newsletter can be found here.

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