23/08/2016 Vacancy: Gaia Information Manager at ESTEC
The Gaia Project Scientist Team has a vacancy for a position to support the Gaia scientific community. The successful candidate will be based at ESTEC, The Netherlands, and will be expected to support the day-to-day activities of the SOC and DPAC by acting as Information Manager within the team, ensuring access for SOC/DPAC to the resources provided by the Project Scientist, maintaining the Gaia community web pages and associated tools and supporting activities in the domain of outreach (within the boundaries established by the existing ESA infrastructure). The complete job description is available here.
16/08/2016 Gaia's second anniversary marked by successes and challenges
Operating in the depths of space, far beyond the Moon's orbit, ESA's Gaia spacecraft has now completed two years of a planned five-year survey of the sky. Despite a series of unexpected technical challenges, the mission is on track to complete the most detailed and complex mapping of the heavens ever undertaken. The first mission data will be released on 14 September 2016. Read the whole story here.