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13/08/2019 Gaia Archive is back online

Over the weekend we experienced an unexpected downtime of the Gaia Archive. We are happy to inform you that the Gaia Archive is now back online for you to do your science. Our apologies for the inconvenience.

12/08/2018 Gaia Archive unreachable

The Gaia Archive is not reachable at the moment. We will let you know when things are back up. Our apologies for this unexpected inconvenience.

06/08/2018 Vacancy: Research position in astronomy at Royal Observatory of Belgium

The Royal Observatory of Belgium is looking for a researcher with a PhD in astronomy. The person will work on the Gaia Prodex project. He/She will collaborate on the analysis of data obtained with the Radial Velocity Spectrometer (RVS) on board of the Gaia satellite. These data are processed by Coordination Unit 6 (CU6) of the Gaia Data Processing and Analysis Consortium (DPAC). In preparation of Gaia Data Release 3, an extensive dry-run of all CU6 software will be performed. The task of the person to be hired, is to collaborate to the analysis of the results from this dry-run. More details on this position can be found here.

27/06/2018 Gaia DR2 Exploration Lab

This week is about exploring Gaia science in an interactive way. At the Gaia DR2 Exploration Lab, a group of scientists is brought together and mixed with Gaia experts for some hands-on experience with the new Gaia data.

01/06/2018 Conference announcement: ESLAB #53 - The Gaia Universe

One year after our second release, Gaia organises a conference at ESTEC (The Netherlands) from 8 to 12 April 2019. By then a wealth of studies will have been completed on a wide variety of topics, joined in their use of Gaia Data Release 2. Mark the date in your calendar. More information on registration will follow after summer.

25/04/2018 Gaia DR2 release day

Today we released our our second batch of data. Many thanks to all the work of the people involved in Gaia!

Information on the papers describing the data processing and the science potential of Gaia DR2 can be found here. Now there are some in-depth stories on the data release are available, as well as a guide to scientists to help you get up to speed with using Gaia DR2.

Many images and stories were released today: Gaia creates richest map of our Galaxy and beyond, Gaia's sky in colour, Gaia's Hertzsprung-Russel diagram, Cosmic scales covered by Gaia's second data release, Large Magellanic Cloud, Small Magellanic Cloud, Gaia's view of more than 14000 asteroids, Gaia's globular clusters and dwarf galaxies, Gaia's globular clusters and dwarf galaxies - with orbits, Gaia's new map of star density, the Galactic sensus takes shape, Rotation of the Large Magellanic Cloud. Many more are expected from the science with Gaia data release 2.

Make sure to watch the 360 degrees Gaia first sky map in colour with your smartphone and Google cardboard!

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