24 March 2017

Gaia's First Data Release: The Galactic Census Begins (Cambridge Science Festival 2017)

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SCI's Cambridge and Great Eastern Group and RSC

Mill Lane Lecture Rooms, Cambridge, UK

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Synopsis
The Gaia satellite, launched in December 2013, will provide the first six-dimensional census of the Milky Way using a billion-pixel video camera. It will determine basic astrophysical properties for one billion stars, test general relativity, and provide the first robust distance scale in cosmology. Professor Gerry Gilmore outlines what the first data release shows.
Programme

Day 1 - 24 March 2017

18:00
Gaia's First Data Release: The Galactic Census Begins Professor Gerry Gilmore
19:00
End

Venue and Contact

University of Cambridge

Mill Lane Lecture Rooms ML9
Mill Lane
Cambridge
CB2 1RW

 

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