Follow the Gaia 2016 Data Release #1 Workshop live
28 October 2016On 2-4 November, the European Space Astronomy Centre near Madrid, Spain, will host the Gaia 2016 Data Release #1 Workshop. Many of the talks will be broadcast live.
|Gaia 2016 Data Release #1 Workshop - follow the live broadcast here.|
The first catalogue from the Gaia satellite, containing the positions and brightness measurements of more than a billion stars, was published on 14 September, along with the Tycho–Gaia Astrometric Solution, a data set of distances and motions for about two million stars.
Since then, astronomers worldwide have been exploring the data, accessible via the Gaia Archive. Now, ESA and the Gaia Processing and Analysis Consortium (DPAC) have organized a workshop to provide deeper insight into the data and hands-on guidance in using the archive.
The workshop will provide a basic introduction to the mission concept and its performance in space, an overview of the catalogue contents including scientific quality and practical information on how to handle them for science research. In particular, workshop participants will learn how to interact with the data within the Gaia Archive and using Virtual Observatory protocols and tools.
The following talks from the workshop will be broadcast live on ESA's livestream channel.
Gaia Data Release #1 Workshop
Programme of broadcast talks
(The full workshop programme, including talks that will not be streamed, can be found here.)
|Wednesday 2 Nov 2016|
|9:30 - 10:00||Mission overview - Timo Prusti|
|10:00 - 10:30||Data Release #1 and future - Anthony Brown|
|10:30 - 11:00||Visualization of Gaia data - André Moitinho|
|11:30 - 12:00||Gaia archive: interfaces and protocols - Jesus Salgado|
|12:00 - 12:30||Science-driven introduction to the archive - Alcione Mora|
|12:30 - 13:00||TopCat and how to use it for Gaia - Mark Taylor|
|13:00 - 13:30||ADQL introduction - Hendrik Heinl / Stefan Jordan
|Thursday 3 Nov 2016|
|9:30 - 10:30||Astrometry - Lennart Lindegren|
|10:30 - 11:00||Working with astrometric data - Xavier Luri|
|11:30 - 12:30||Photometry - Floor van Leeuwen|
|12:30 - 13:30||External catalogues in the Gaia archive - Paola Marrese
|Friday 4 Nov 2016 (morning in ESAC room D1+D2)|
|9:30 - 10:30||Variability - Laurent Eyer|
|10:30 - 11:00||Discussion session (Variability - chair: Laurent Eyer)|
|11:30 - 12:30||Validation - Frederic Arenou|
|12:30 - 13:30||Discussion session (Validation - chair: Frederic Arenou)|
|15:00 - 16:00||[Note the new time for this seminar.]
Seminar by Adam Riess (Nobel Laureate): An Improved Measurement of the Expansion Rate of the Universe and a Path to 1% with Gaia
Full details of the workshop can be found here.