Gaia Calendar

Information about Gaia events, conferences and DPAC meetings                                                   Gaia events calendar archive


Conferences, Workshops & Symposia

For more conferences and symposia, see: International Astronomy Meetings

For MW-Gaia workshops, see


Date Conference/Symposium Place Link
1 - 3 December 2021 Reproducibility and Open Science in Astronomy, ROSA2021 Virtual event More info
21 - 23 February 2022 25th Microlensing Conference: The daw of astrometric microlensing, from cold exoplanets to blackholes" Paris, France + virtual More info
27 June - 1 July 2022 EAS Annual Meeting Valencia More info
4 - 9 July 2022 COOL STARS 21: Cambridge Workshop on Cool Stars, Stellar Systems and the Sun Toulouse, France More info
1 August 2022 (original 2021, but postponed) XXXI IAU General Assembly Busan, Korea More info
17 October - 16 December 2022 White Dwarfs as Probes of the Evolution of Planets, Stars, the Milky Way and the Expanding Universe Santa Barbara CA, USA More info
February 2023 Building a Physical Understanding of Galaxy Evolution with Data-driven Astronomy Santa Barbara CA, USA More info
August 2024 XXXII IAU General Assembly Cape Town, South Africa More info
Date Data Release More info Link
Q2 2022 Gaia Data Release 3 More info Overview page



Internal Gaia Calendar (DPAC)

Please note: Attendance to these meetings is restricted to DPAC members and invited guests.

Only members who have signed in to the Gaia Cosmos site will be able to access the links below.

Previous Meetings Archive
Date Title Place Local Organiser Link
23 - 24 November 2021 CU6 meeting Strasbourg (TBC)    
18 - 20 January 2022 Joint DPACE - GST meeting Barcelona + hybrid    
8 - 9 June 2022 CU1 - DPCs meeting Cambridge    
March 2023 7th DPAC Consortium Meeting (intended to be in person) Heidelberg Biermann  



Important dates of Gaia


Date Event Place Link
12 October 1993 Proposal for the Gaia mission - More info
11-12 October 2000 Adoption of the Gaia mission by ESA - More info
15 June 2006 Gaia DPAC starts activities - More info / More info
7 June 2007 ESA SPC approves DPAC proposal for Gaia data processing - More info
19 December 2013 09:12 UTC Gaia launch Kourou More info
25 July 2014 Start of routine operations - More info
14 September 2016 Gaia Data Release 1 - More info
25 April 2018 Gaia Data Release 2 - More info
16 July 2019 Whitehead Eclipse Avoidance Manoeuvre marks the end of nominal mission - More info
17 July 2019 First day of mission extension - More info
3 December 2020 Early Gaia Data Release 3   More info
Q2 (April-June) 2022 Gaia Data Release 3   More info