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Gaia at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2018

Event date: 
2 July, 2018 - 11:00 to 8 July, 2018 - 18:00
Event location: 
The Royal Society, London

Would you like to:

  • Take a 3D journey through the Milky Way with Gaia’s star maps?
  • Get to grips with parallaxes, the way distances are measured in space?
  • Try an app to orbit a star, and see what you can learn from its movements?

Visit Gaia hands-on exhibit, "Gaia: one billion stars in 3D", at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2018. Our exhibit will take you on a journey through the Milky Way, revealing the powerful astronomical techniques used by Gaia, and what they tell us about the dark secrets of the universe.

Presented by: University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, Airbus, Heidelberg University, University College Dublin, Teledyne e2v, University of Warsaw, Mullard Space Science Laboratory UCL, Faulkes Telescope/Cardiff University, University of Leicester, University of Edinburgh, University of St Andrews, Liverpool John Moores University, The Open University, University of Surrey and Institute for Research in Schools.

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