Gaia in the UK

Taking the Galactic Census

Gaia videos

Parallax and proper motion on the sky - 360° view

Gaia DR2 parallaxes and proper motions
A 360° animated view of the entire sky on 25 April 2018.
Watch video Parallax and proper motion on the sky - 360° view

Globular clusters and dwarf galaxies orbits

Orbits of globular clusters and dwarf galaxies
Globular clusters and dwarf galaxies orbiting the Milky Way, using Gaia Data Release 2 data.
Watch video Globular clusters and dwarf galaxies orbits

Gaia's first asteroid survey

Gaia's asteroid survey
Animated view of the 14 099 asteroids in our Solar System, as viewed by ESA’s Gaia satellite using information from the mission's second data release.
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Comparison between Gaia's first and second data releases

Gaia DR1 and DR2 comparison
A virtual journey showing a comparison between Gaia's first and second data releases.
Watch video Comparison between Gaia's first and second data releases

Stellar parallaxes - how to measure stellar distances with the Gaia satellite

Gaia parallax video
How stellar distances are measured with the Gaia satellite using the parallax method.
Watch video Stellar parallaxes - how to measure stellar distances with the Gaia satellite

Time-lapse film Soyuz flight VS06 with Gaia

Soyuz with Gaia thumbnail
This time-lapse movie shows Gaia sunshield deployment test, the transfer of the Soyuz from the assembly building to the launch pad and the lift off.
Watch video Time-lapse film Soyuz flight VS06 with Gaia

Inside Gaia's billion-pixel camera

Inside Gaia's billion-pixel camera thumbnail
This animation shows how Gaia's camera works.
Watch video Inside Gaia's billion-pixel camera

Gaia launch highlights

Gaia launch thumbnail

This video shows the highlights of the launch webcast, including the lift-off from Kourou on 19 December 2013, separation of Gaia and the successful entry into orbit.

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Can I be part of Gaia?

Find out how you can get involved in Gaia and contribute to new and exciting discoveries in our Galaxy and beyond.
Watch video Can I be part of Gaia?

How do we benefit from space?

What's the pay-off for me?
Watch video How do we benefit from space?

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