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Taking the Galactic Census

Gaia at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2018

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.

The exhibition takes place in central London during the first week of July 2018.

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