Today (19 December 2014) is the first anniversary of Gaia's launch. To mark this occassion ESA asked six members of the Data Processing and Analysis Consortium (DPAC) to share their memories of the launch and the commissioning.
Gaia UK news
We are pleased to report that one of our colleagues, Dr George Seabroke, won this year’s MSSL Elizabeth Puchnarewicz Award for Outstanding Contribution to Public Outreach.
The Asiago Transient Classification Program reported the spectroscopic classification of Supernova Gaia14abz as Type-Ia SN.
A group of astronomers working at the Liverpool John Moores University used the SPRAT spectrograph installed on the Liverpool Telescope to confirm that one of the Gaia alerts (listed on Gaia Photometric Science Alerts: Validation Phase page), Gaia14aat, is a dwarf nova.
ESA publishes the first results provided by the spectroscopic processing of Gaia-RVS data at CNES-DPCC.
While scanning the sky to measure the positions and movements of stars in our Galaxy, Gaia has discovered its first stellar explosion in another galaxy far, far away.
Following the In-Orbit Commissioning Review on 18 July, Gaia started routine operations phase on 25 July.
Gaia team has published the first spectra obtained by Gaia.
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