Gaia in the UK

Taking the Galactic Census

Gaia Data Release 3 UK event


The Programme for the Gaia DR3 release is as follows. The webinar link for remote participation is below. The presentations will also be available on the RAS YouTube channel. 

The meeting is organised in collaboration with Royal Astronomical Society

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RAS YouTube Channel


Gaia DR3 contents, an overview (08:55 - 09:45 BST)

  • Introduction (Dr Robert Massey, RAS and Dr Nicholas Walton, IoA, University of Cambridge)
  • Livestream of ESA/Gaia/DPAC event introduction by ESA (via EAS WebTV) (09.00-09.15 BST)
  • The spectro-photometric data (Dr Giorgia Busso, IoA, University of Cambridge)
  • The radial velocity data (Prof Mark Cropper, MSSL, University College London)

Gaia DR3 science results (09:45 - 10:15 BST)

  • Introduction to science impact of Gaia (Prof Gerry Gilmore, IoA, University of Cambridge)
  • Synthetic photometry from Gaia XP spectra (Dr Francesca De Angeli, IoA, University of Cambridge)
  • Chemical cartography of the Milky Way disc (Dr George Seabroke, MSSL, University College London)

Gaia DR3 science results (10:20 - 11:00 BST)

  • Welcome: Ian Jones (CEO, Goonhilly Earth Station Ltd), Prof Mike Edmunds (President, Royal Astronomical Society) and Caroline Harper (Head of Space Science, UK Space Agency)
  • Gaia in the UK: from observation to data release and the role of Goonhilly (Dr Nicholas Walton, IoA, University of Cambridge)
  • Summary of Gaia DR3 release and the Gaia Andromeda Photometric Survey (Dr Dafydd Wyn Evans, IoA, University of Cambridge)
  • Questions & Answers

Livestream of the ESAC "DR3 Goes Live' event (11.00 - 11.10 BST)

Coffee at Goonhilly  (11:00 - 11:30 BST)

Questions & Answers on site (11:30 - 12:30 BST)

Location: Goonhilly (no livestream)

Lunch at Goonhilly (12.30-13.15)

Schools event (13:30 - 15:30 BST)

Location: Goonhilly and schools across UK (no livestreams)


Contact point: Nicholas Walton and Robert Massey

Page last updated: 10 June 2022