This page collates a number of different outreach resources that can be found on the ESA websites.
Gaia Data Release 1, 14 September 2016 - Media Kit
Background information (pdf file) about the mission. Includes chapters about how Gaia maps the sky, the role of DPAC, the demands of operating the spacecraft, and the history of astrometry.
Gaia: ESA's galactic census
A glossy brochure summarising the mission, the spacecraft and the key science goals. Download in pdf format.
Posters and flyers
|Gaia mission poster |
The mission poster can be downloaded in JPG format.
|Gaia flyer |
A double-sided A4 summary sheet, or flyer, of the Gaia mission can be downloaded in pdf format. It is available in Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish.
|Gaia mission posters |
The Gaia Project Scientist's Support Team have produced posters covering different aspects of the mission: Gaia Mission Overview, The Gaia Spacecraft and Instruments, From Observation to Catalogue, Data Processing and Analysis Consortium, and Gaia's Scientific Rewards. These are available in pdf format.
Episode 6: Charting the Galaxy - from Hipparcos to Gaia can be viewed online or downloaded in different formats. The vodcast is available in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.
The Science and Technology web site hosts a large archive of images which have been provided by, or on behalf of, the Gaia project and collaborators. Our search interface allows you to search this extensive archive by keyword, media type, date and mission. Below are listed a number of quick links which will retrieve from the archive the media that matches the preset queries. Personalised queries can be performed using the Image and Video Archive search interface at
All media types: Query by type of media
|All Gaia images ||retrieve |
|All Gaia videos ||retrieve |
Images: Specific topic queries for Gaia
|Spacecraft > photographs > launch site ||retrieve |
|Spacecraft > photographs > construction and testing ||retrieve |
|Spacecraft > artist's impressions ||retrieve |
|Spacecraft > focal plane array & CCDs ||retrieve |
|Spacecraft > mirrors ||retrieve |
|Spacecraft > payload module ||retrieve |
|Spacecraft > service module ||retrieve |