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Little Books of Gaia

The Little Books of Gaia are A4-page-size summaries of the Gaia mission which can be folded into little booklets. They are available in PDF format and can be downloaded in several languages by clicking on the respective flags below.

 

TALES OF THE UNIVERSE
An introduction to astronomy for children (and the young at heart!)
 
 
 
HISTORY OF ASTROMETRY: From Hipparchus to Gaia
What is astrometry? Why do we want to measure the distances to the stars? What techniques have astronomers used for this?
 
 
THE GALAXY IN WHICH WE LIVE
How Gaia will revolutionise our understanding of astronomy and, in particular, how it will reveal the origin and evolution of our Milky Way Galaxy.
 
 
A 3-D TOUR OF OUR GALAXY
A three-dimensional journey to well-known stars and clusters in our Galaxy.
 
 
 
EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT GAIA!
An answer to all those questions about Gaia that you wanted to ask.
 
 
 
THE SEARCH FOR PLANETS
Gaia will find enormous numbers of other planets outside our Solar System. This booklet explains how.
 
 
Folding instructions
A file to explain how to fold your A4 pages to create a "Little Book".
 
 
 

 


Last Update: 10 March 2017

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