Special Session SS28  28 June 2019

Gaia Status and Exploration Lab

Aims and scope

Gaia Data Release 2 was released on April 25 2018 and has since then had a major impact on astronomy. In this special session the science community will be updated with the latest scientific and technical performance of Gaia, get short introductions to Gaia DR2, and a look ahead to the release of Gaia DR3. Two hands-on sessions will be held where participants can work on their science cases in the presence of Gaia experts who can help with questions on Gaia archive access and data analysis.

This special session is organized by the GREAT network (an initiative of the ESA Gaia Project, Gaia Science Team and Data Processing and Analysis Consortium (DPAC) Executive) is a pan-European research network involving over 1000 researchers in 20+ countries with a common interest in maximising the science potential of Gaia (http://www.great-esf.eu). GREAT has supported science activity in the form of over 60 conferences, workshops and schools together with numerous exchange visits (see http://great.ast.cam.ac.uk/Greatwiki/GaiaScienceMeetings). Its working groups cover topic areas where Gaia will have major impact (see http://great.ast.cam.ac.uk/Greatwiki/CategoryWorkgroups).

Programme

Gaia/DPAC/GREAT Status

  • Gaia Mission Status
  • Status of data processing for Gaia DR3
  • Gaia DR2 updates
  • Gaia-GREAT: news and status


Hands-on Session I

Participants will work on their science cases in the presence of Gaia experts who can help with questions on Gaia archive access and data analysis.

Hands-on Session II

Participants will work on their science cases in the presence of Gaia experts who can help with questions on Gaia archive access and data analysis.

Invited speakers

Scientific organisers

The co-Chairs are Anthony Brown (Leiden Observatory, Leiden University, NL), Nicholas Walton (Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, UK), and Timo Prusti (ESTEC, ESA). The organising committee consists of the members of the Gaia Science Team and the DPAC Executive: Carine Babusiaux (Paris, FR), (Heidelberg, DE), Michael Biermann (Heidelberg, DE), Orlagh Creevey (Nice, FR), Laurent Eyer (Geneva, CH), Alex Hutton (ESAC, ES), Carme Jordi (Barcelona, ES), Dafydd Wyn Evans (Cambridge, UK) Lennart Lindegren (Lund, SE), Xavier Luri (Barcelona, ES), Sergei Klioner (Dresden, DE), Francois Mignard (Nice, FR), Dimitri Pourbaix (Brussels, BE), Maria-Sofia Randich (Arcetri, IT), Paola Sartoretti (Paris, FR), Caroline Soubiran (Bordeaux, FR), Chantal Panem (Toulouse, FR), Antonella Vallenari (Padova, IT)

Contact

Anthony Brown (brown @ strw.leidenuniv.nl)

Updated on Thu Nov 29 02:52:40 CET 2018