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|11.00:||Welcome and Gaia Mission and Status||Nicholas Walton|
|11.15:||What's in Gaia DR2||Nigel Hambly|
|11:45||The Gaia data archive - intro in how to access Gaia Data and use of ADQL in the ESA archive.||Giorgia Busso|
|12.15:||Usage of Astrometric data (inc handling of errors)||Floor van Leeuwen|
|12.45:||Radial Velocity data in Gaia DR2||George Seabroke|
|14.00:||Use of Gaia DR2 data from TOPCAT||Mark Taylor|
|14:30:||API access with Python to the Gaia DR2 data||Nigel Hambly|
|14:45||Participants Use Cases (split into two breakout groups)|
|15.45:||Participants Use Cases (continued)|
|16.45:||Participant Feedback and Wrap-Up|
Date and Location
Tues 22 May 2018
The workshop will be held at Burlington House, Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J 0BQ, which hosts the Royal Astronomical Society, See the RAS page for directions.
Coffee , Lunch and the breakout sessions will be in the Council Room on the second floor, whilst the morning talks will be in the ground floor lecture theatre.
Breakout groups ([A], [B]) are indicated:
- John Barnes (OU) [A]
- Ioana Ciuca (MSSL, UCL) (PhD student) [B]
- Tom Crossland (UCL) (PhD student) [A]
- Graham Fleming (UCLan) (MSc student) [A]
- Keith Inight, Liv JM (MSc) [A]
- Catriona Murray (IoA, Cambridge) [B]
- John Murrell (Amateur astronomer) [B]
- Heidi Thiemann (OU) [A]
- Eugene Vasiliev (IoA, Cambridge) [B]
- Andrew Wilson (Exeter) (PhD student) [B]
- Silvia Zane (MSSL, UCL) [B]
Tutors (Groups A, B)
- Giorgia Busso (IoA, Cambridge) [B]
- Nigel Hambly (IfA, Edinburgh) [B]
- Floor van Leeuwen (IoA, Cambridge) [A]
- George Seabroke (MSSL, UCL) [Remote dial in]
- Mark Taylor (Bristol) [A]
- Nicholas Walton (IoA, Cambridge) [A/B]
What to Bring
Each attendee is requested to bring a personal laptop.
WiFi: wireless access is provided via the RAS wifi network
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).
ESA Gaia Archive
If you don't alread have an account on the ESA Gaia archive, then please register for one.
Installing the 'helper' clients.
- Topcat (recent version, preferably v4.6+): see http://www.star.bris.ac.uk/~mbt/topcat/#install
- Aladin (recent version, preferably v10+): 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.
Attendees and tutors are encouraged to keep a running log (please edit this Google Doc of what they work on during the breakout sessions. This will be a public document, hence will be shared with however discovers this link.
The Gaia DR2 data can be found at:
- ESA/ESAC: http://gea.esac.esa.int/archive/ with extensive help at http://gea.esac.esa.int/archive-help/index.html
- CDS: http://cdsweb.u-strasbg.fr/gaia
- ARI: https://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
- ARI ADQL tutorial page: http://docs.g-vo.org/adql-gaia with associated slides http://docs.g-vo.org/adql-gaia/html/pop.pdf
Gaia via TAP
Andy Casey provides a TAP interface for those using python - see https://github.com/andycasey/gaia-on-tap - this can be installed with the 'pip install gaia-on-tap' command (you might need to 'sudo' this).
Lunch and teas / coffees will be provided for all attendees.