2,500 children at 34 schools and colleges from across Europe participated in the event, which took place on 25 March 2014.
Gaia UK news
Astronomers at Hawaii's Mauna Kea Observatory capture Gaia's apparent change in brightness as its orientation to the Earth is changed during a test manoeuvre.
Gaia is the focus of the editorial in today's Guardian.
Before aiming at the stars, you must know where you are. Very Large Telescope Survey Telescope images of Gaia released.
Four additional images, taken as part of Gaia calibration and testing, have been released by ESA.
The Gaia team have a confirmed exhibition space at the Royal Society Summer Exhibition which takes place in central London during the first week of July 2014.
A cross-match of Gaia test NGC 1818 image with OGLE-IV image of the same area was carried out by Łukasz Wyrzykowski, a member of OGLE and Gaia teams.
ESA’s billion-star surveyor Gaia is slowly being brought into focus. The test image released today by ESA shows a dense cluster of stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of our Milky Way.
On 14 January 2014, following a short thruster burn just after 15:30 GMT (16:30 CET), Gaia reached its operational Lissajous orbit around L2.
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