Solar System science before and after Gaia
Start date: 05 May 2011
Address: University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
ESA's Gaia mission is scheduled for launch in late 2012. In addition to an impressive breath of objectives in many branches of modern astrophysics, Gaia is also expected to produce a major advancement in the disciplines related to the dynamical and physical properties of the minor bodies in our Solar System.
The purpose of this meeting is to inform the scientific community active in asteroid science about the unprecedented opportunities offered by the Gaia mission. The goal of this meeting is twofold: on one hand to spread information and awareness about Gaia; on the other hand, to organize future activities and collaboration, in order to best exploit the observations that Gaia will perform.