This page collates a number of different outreach resources that can be found on the ESA websites.
|Gaia Data Release 2, 25 April 2018 - Media Kit |
Background information (pdf file) about the mission and the second data release. Includes chapters about how Gaia maps the sky, the role of DPAC, the demands of operating the spacecraft, and the history of astrometry.
Gaia Data Release 1, 14 September 2016 - Media Kit
Gaia: ESA's galactic census
|Gaia Data Release 2 - Virtual Reality resources |
Several resources have been developed to visualise the extraordinary data set of the Gaia Data Release 2, both for public outreach and scientific exploitation purposes. The different resources are available from http://sci.esa.int/gaia-vr
|Gaia's stellar family portrait |
Explore Gaia's second data release with this interactive visualisation of the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram, the family portrait of stars in our Milky Way. http://sci.esa.int/gaia-stellar-family-portrait
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.
Image & Video archive
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|
Keeping Gaia's memory
Time lapse of Soyuz flight VS06, with Gaia
Gaia launch event at ESOC
Gaia science -
unlocking the Milky Way
Gaia - Building on the legacy of Hipparcos
ESA's website for the Gaia scientific community
Gaiaverse: A dissemination portal on ESA's Gaia mission developed within the GENIUS project
ESA Gaia Archive: http://archives.esac.esa.int/gaia
Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg (CDS): http://cds.unistra.fr/gaia
ASI Science Data Center (ASDC): http://gaiaportal.asdc.asi.it
Astronomisches Rechen-Institut (ARI): http://gaia.ari.uni-heidelberg.de
Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP): http://gaia.aip.de