The Gaia Data Release 2 is scheduled for Wednesday 25 April 2018. The ESA Gaia-DR2 announcement and the contents of Gaia-DR2 are given at https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/gaia/dr2.
The UK Gaia project (https://www.gaia.ac.uk) is organising a series of one day workshops open to interested astronomers in the UK. These will provide a basic introduction to the Gaia mission, an overview of the catalogue contents including scientific quality and practical information on how to handle and access them from the Gaia archive for science research.
Registration for the Gaia Data Release 2 (Gaia DR2) UK Workshops is now open at:
Information about the three initial workshops will be found at the following pages (available soon):
- Royal Astronomical Society, Burlington House, London: Tues 22 May 2018
- Institute for Astronomy, University of Edinburgh: Thurs 12 July 2018.
- School of Physics, University of Bristol: Date/location to be confirmed
- Gaia Data Release 2 National Astronomy Meeting 2019 workshop
Each one day workshop will cover similar content.
Gaia Mission and Status
What's in Gaia DR2
Usage of Astrometric data (inc handling of errors)
The Gaia data archive - intro in how to access Gaia Data and ise of ADQL in the ESA archive.
Visualising Gaia DR2 data including TopCat/ Aladin
Example Use Cases
Participants Use Cases
Feedback and Wrap-Up
Workshop Requirements and Logistics
Detailed information about each workshop can be found on each of the individual workshop pages.