Gaia in the UK

Taking the Galactic Census

Gaia at the Big Bang Fair

Event date: 
13 March, 2015 - 09:30 to 14 March, 2015 - 17:00
Event location: 
The NEC, Birmingham

We will be showcasing Gaia at the Big Bang Fair which takes place 11-14 March 2015. Please see

The Big Bang is the largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths for young people in the UK.

Ever wondered what the Milky Way looks like? Or how far away stars are, and how they move around within our galaxy? Find out how the Gaia satellite mission is trying to
answer these questions and many more. Have a go at our parallax demo, and learn how to measure distances to stars.

Discover the amazing technology behind the largest camera ever sent into space. Get your hands on real components built for satellites and spacecraft, and take home a poster as a souvenir of the Gaia mission.

Find out how you can use real robotic telescopes around the world from your classroom and make your own discoveries, and what one of our astronomers is doing at the La Silla Observatory, in Chile.

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