19 November 2015

Astronomy lecture: Gaia - the first 3D census of the Milky Way

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SCI's Cambridge and Great Eastern Group & RSC

Pfizer Lecture Theatre, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge

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Gaia is the European Space Agency (ESA) mission currently delivering a 6-D map of the Milky Way. Gaia's very high precision imaging delivers positions, distance motions and chemical elemental abundances for over one billion stars, providing the information to quantify the formation and evolutionary history of the Milky Way Galaxy.

The imaging data are processed in Cambridge, where new discoveries are found and published. A programme to involve the public in analysis of these discoveries is underway. Click here for the Gaia website.

Gerry Gilmore, Professor of Experimental Philosophy at the Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge University, and UK PI of the ESA Gaia mission will be giving this talk.
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Cambridge University

Pfizer Lecture Theatre
Department of Chemistry
Lensfield Road, Cambridge


John O’Toole

Tel: 0207 598 1584

Email: john.otoole9@btopenworld.com


Free & open to the public. Suitable for A-level students.

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