The event took place on Tuesday 25 March 2014. 2,500 children at 34 schools and colleges from across Europe, including two Cambridgeshire secondary schools – Parkside Community College and Cottenham Village College – participated in the event. The PhD students from the Gaia Research for European Astronomy Training (GREAT-ITN) network and Gaia scientists acted as 'explainers' at each school taking part, with the Gaia project team participating via a live video link from the ESA Space Operations Centre in Darmstadt.
The project has been coordinated by Dr Nicholas Walton, who is a research fellow at Cambridge University’s Institute of Astronomy, coordinator of the Gaia Research for European Astronomy Training network, and the UK member of the European Space Agency (ESA) Gaia Science Team.
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