Gaia in the UK

Taking the Galactic Census

Gaia posters

A set of 22 Gaia posters in English in PDF format. High and low resolution versions of the first 16 posters are provided (high resolution versions of the first 16 posters can be downloaded from ). The posters, based on the original Gaia posters in Spanish prepared by the team from the University of Barcelona, were translated into English, improved, and technically implemented by the joint team from ARI/ZAH, University of Heidelberg and Lohrmann Observatory, Technische Universität Dresden: Stefan Jordan, Toni Sagristà Sellés, Hagen Steidelmüller, Michael Soffel, and Sergei Klioner. Various suggestions from other colleagues are gratefully appreciated. Please email your comments and suggestions to Stefan Jordan (jordan at ari dot uni-heidelberg dot de).

The original Spanish posters can be found here.

German versions of the posters (16 posters) are available from .

Poster downloads available from this website are listed in the table below. To download a file, right-click on the link and choose to save the link from the pop-up menu.

Poster files
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One billion eyes for one billion stars

Overview of Gaia mission.

"One billion eyes for one billion stars" (low resolution, 2.6 MB).

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The conquest of the sky

History of astrometry.

"The conquest of the sky" (low resolution, 1.3 MB).

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Stars move

Introduction to stellar parallaxes.

"Stars move" (low resolution, 3.6 MB)

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The Launch of Gaia

Information about the launch.

"The launch of Gaia" (low resolution, 1.1 MB)

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A machine for discoveries

Overview of Gaia spacecraft.

"A machine for discoveries" (low resolution, 9.1 MB)

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The eyes of Gaia

Gaia's detectors.

"The eyes of Gaia" (low resolution, 533 KB)

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Method of observation

How Gaia scans the sky.

"Method of observation" (low resolution, 1.1 MB)

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The Galaxy in a petabyte

Processing of Gaia's data.

"The Galaxy in a petabyte" (low resolution, 772 KB)

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Stars are the building blocks of galaxies

What information about the stars and their evolution will we be able to obtain with Gaia?

"Stars are the building blocks of galaxies" (low resolution, 3.4 MB)

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Our Milky Way

How Gaia will be used to investigate Milky Way.

"Our Milky Way" (low resolution, 1.5 MB)

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Flying mountains and other worlds

How Gaia will be used to investigate the asteroids.

"Flying mountains and other worlds" (low resolution, 943 KB)

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Beyond the Milky Way

Which objects outside our Galaxy will be observed by Gaia?

"Beyond the Milky Way" (low resolution, 863 KB)

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A fundamental physics laboratory

How Gaia observations will be used for high-precision tests of general relativity.

"A fundamental physics laboratory" (low resolution, 587 KB)

Gaia First Data Release poster

Gaia First Data Release

More than stars with the best precision ever.

"Gaia First Data Release" (low resolution, 1.93 MB)

Get involved in Gaia poster

Get involved in Gaia

With your help Gaia mission can be even more useful.

"Get involved in Gaia" (low resolution, 918 KB)

Dive into the Gaia sky poster

Dive into the Gaia sky, a 3D sky!

Gaia brings us the first detailed map of our surroundings.

"Dive into the Gaia sky, a 3D sky!" (low resolution, 823 KB)

summary of DR2

Gaia - The first 22 months

A summary of Gaia Data Release 2 (DR2).

"Gaia - The first 22 months" (6.9 MB)

Artificial intelligence for Gaia

Artificial Intelligence used in order to explore the Milky Way

How Gaia scientists use Artificial Intelligence.

"Artificial Intelligence used in order to explore the Milky Way" (3.61 MB)


Structure of the Galaxy

Structure of the Galaxy

Velocities of the Solar Nieghbourhood stars, globular clusters and satellite galaxies.

"Structure of the Galaxy" (6.32 MB)

Sky in Gaia colours

The sky in colours

Star colours measured by Gaia. The colours give us information about the temperatures of the stars, their age and the amount of dust that there is
between them and us.

"The sky in colours" (37.9 MB)

Asteroid shapes

Gaia and the shape of asteroids

An occultation of a star by an asteroid or a minor planet allows us to know their shape and size and if there is an atmosphere, to study its characteristics. The precision of the positions of the stars in the Gaia catalogue enable us to predict very accurately from where on Earth we will see an occultation.

"Gaia and the shape of asteroids" (3.03 MB)

Gaia observations of variable stars

Variable stars

Gaia observations of variable stars.

"Variable stars" (14.1 MB)


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