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
15 March - 7 May 2021 White Dwarfs as Probes of the Evolution of Planets, Stars, the Milky Way and the Expanding Universe Santa Barbara, USA More info
1 - 4 June 2021 Gaia EDR3 workshop Virtual More info
7 - 11 June 2021 The predictive power of computational astrophysics as a discovery tool Chamonix, France More info
28 June - 2 July 2021 EAS Annual Meeting 2021 Leiden, The Netherlands More info
5 - 9 July 2021 Cool Stars 21 Toulouse, France More info
1 August 2022 (original 2021, but postponed) XXXI IAU General Assembly Busan, Korea More info
August 2024 XXXII IAU General Assembly Cape Town, South Africa More info



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
30 March 2021 CU8 validation day Online Fouesneau More info
21 - 23 April 2021 CU3 plenary meeting - virtual Online Biermann  
Autumn 2021 6th DPAC Consortium Meeting (if possible, in person)      
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 ESAC, Madrid More info
25 April 2018 Gaia Data Release 2 ILA, Berlin More info
16 July 2019 Whitehead Eclipse Avoidance Manoeuvre marks the end of nominal mission ESOC, Darmstadt More info
17 July 2019 First day of mission extension - More info
3 December 2020 Early Gaia Data Release 3   More info
TBD Future Data Releases   More info