Gaia in the UK

Taking the Galactic Census

Science videos

Why we need Gaia

How old are the stars?
Watch video Why we need Gaia

Gaia's mission: solving the celestial puzzle

Gaia film
A space mission to create the largest, most-accurate, map of the Milky Way in three dimensions will revolutionise our understanding of the galaxy and the universe beyond.
Watch video Gaia's mission: solving the celestial puzzle

Guide to our Galaxy

A virtual journey showing the different components that make up our home galaxy, the Milky Way, which contains about a hundred billion stars.
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Supernova Sonata

A sound animation created to help understand the diversity of the SNe Ia observations detected by the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Legacy Survey.
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Charting the Galaxy - from Hipparcos to Gaia

Episode 6 in Science@ESA vodcast series in which Rebecca Barnes introduces Gaia mission, its operations and scientific objectives.
Watch video Charting the Galaxy - from Hipparcos to Gaia

History of Supernovae detections

A history of Supernovae explosions as recorded on the IAU Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams (CBAT) between 1985 and November 2013.
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Black Holes

Is it possible to make your own black hole? DIY experts take note.
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Large Hadron Collider

Why is the Large Hadron Collider not as dangerous as we thought?
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Special Relativity

Who had more fun in life, Albert Einstein or Richard Feynman?
Watch video Special Relativity

Dark Energy

Dark Energy explores how Einstein was right all along about the expanding Universe.
Watch video Dark Energy