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|09.30:||Gaia Mission and Status||Nicholas Walton|
|10.00:||What's in Gaia DR1||Nicholas Walton||see above|
|10.30:||Usage of Astrometric data (inc handling of errors)||Nigel Hambly|
|11.30:||The Gaia data archive - intro in how to access Gaia Data and ise of ADQL in the ESA archive.||Giorgia Busso|
|12.00:||Use of Gaia DR1 data from TOPCAT||Mark Taylor|
|12:30:||API access with Python to the Gaia DR1 data||Andy Casey|
|14.00:||Participants Use Cases|
|15.30:||Participant Feedback and Wrap-Up|
Date and Location
Tues 27th September 2016
Instutute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge.
For details of how to get to the IoA please see https://www.ast.cam.ac.uk/contact/directions. The site map is at https://www.ast.cam.ac.uk/contact/map. Please register by coming first to the main Hoyle Building reception area.
The morning lectures will be held in the Sackler Lecture Theatre.
The afternoon sessions will be located in the Ryle Seminar room [Group A], the Hoyle Committee Room [Group B] and Sackler Lecture Theatre [Group C]. Groups are provsionally listed below and will be confirmed during the morning.
Breakout groups indicated [A], [B] or [C]
- David Cole (Oxford) [C]
- Payel Das (Oxford) [A]
- Nathalie Degenaar (IoA, Cambridge) [A]
- Walter Dehnen (Leicester) [C]
- Denis Erkal (IoA, Cambridge) [A]
- Wyn Evans (IoA, Cambridge) [B]
- Edward Gillen (IoA, Cambridge) [B]
- Ghina Halabi (IoA, Cambridge) [B]
- Vedad Hodzic (Cambridge) [A]
- Robert Izzard (IoA, Cambridge) [B]
- Prashin Jethwa (IoA, Cambridge) [C]
- Derek Jones (IoA, Cambridge) [A]
- Malgorzata van Leeuwen (IoA, Cambridge) [C]
- Cameron Lemon (IoA, Cambridge) [A]
- Richard McMahon (IoA, Cambridge) [B]
- Andrew Norton (OU) [A]
- Lindsay Oldham (IoA, Cambridge) [A]
- John Pye (Leicester) [C]
- Pam Rowden (OU) [C]
- Jason Sanders (IoA, Cambridge) [A]
- Juan Venancio Hernandez Santisteban (Amsterdam) [B]
- Conor Talbot (Warwick) [B]
- Samantha Thompson (Cambridge) [B]
- Amaury Triaud (Cambridge) [B]
- Mark Wilkinson (Leicester) [C]
- Angus Williams (IoA, Cambridge) [C]
- Clare Worley (IoA, Cambridge) [C]
Tutors (Groups A,B,C)
- Giorgia Busso (IoA, Cambridge) [A]
- Andy Casey (IoA, Cambridge) [A]
- Nigel Hambly (Edinburgh) [B]
- Anna Hourihane (IoA, Cambridge) [B]
- Paula Jofre Pfeil (IoA, Cambridge) [C]
- Mark Taylor (Bristol) [C]
- George Seabroke (MSSL/UCL) [B/C]
- Nicholas Walton (IoA, Cambridge) [A/B]
What to Bring
Each attendee is requested to bring a personal laptop.
Wireless access is avilable to all attendees. Eduroam is the preferred access mechanism. Otherwise user credentials for the University network will be provided.
All attendees will get the chance to use the Gaia archive tools in the afternoon sessions. Please aim to install the following software (if you don't already have them).
Installing the 'helper' clients.
- Topcat (recent version, preferably v4.3-3+): see http://www.star.bris.ac.uk/~mbt/topcat/#install
- Aladin (recent version, preferably v9+): see http://aladin.u-strasbg.fr/java/nph-aladin.pl?frame=downloading
Instructions for installing Python
Some scripting access will be provided using python.If you don’t already have a Python (scientific) stack on your computer, you can easily install the Anaconda stack. This comes with “batteries included”, and comes packed with numpy (numerical python), scipy (scientific python), Astropy (astronomical Python library), and matplotlib (a plotting library). You can get the Python 2.7 or Python 3.5 Anaconda version from: https://www.anaconda.com/download/ If you don’t know which Python version to chose, then select Python 3.5 (graphical or command line installer -- either is OK).
Background Material and Breakout SessionsDuring the breakout sessions, the tutors and attendees will aim to work through a number of the use cases that attendees have suggested at the time of registration. In addition, attendees can work through cases that they suggest on the day, with help from the tutors. The Gaia DR1 data can be found at:
- ESA/ESAC: http://gea.esac.esa.int/archive/
- CDS: http://cdsweb.u-strasbg.fr/gaia
- ARI: http://gaia.ari.uni-heidelberg.de/index.html
- AIP: https://gaia.aip.de/
- ASI/ASCD: http://gaia.asdc.asi.it/
- ADQL Gaia DR1 cookbook: https://gaia.ac.uk/data/gaia-data-release-1/adql-cookbook
- CDS ADQL quick info sheet: http://tapvizier.u-strasbg.fr/adql/help.html
- GAVO ADQL help sheet: http://docs.g-vo.org/adqlref/adqlref.pdf
Lunch and teas / coffee refreshments will be provided for all attendees.