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 - 19 May 2023 Gaia XPloration: Discovery, stellar parameters, and exploration Cambridge, UK  
10 - 14 July 2023 European Astronomical Union - annual meeting Kraków, Poland More info
18 - 20 July 2023 Science and Technology roadmap for micro-arcsecond studies of the Milky Way Lund, Sweden 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
Feb 2023 CU9 plenary meeting Virtually    
13-17 March 2023 6th DPAC Consortium Meeting Heidelberg Biermann  
10 - 12 May 2023 CU7 meeting Naples   More info
11 - 12 July 2023 CU4 EO meeting University of Lisbon    
Early 2024 7th DPAC Consortium Meeting Nice    



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
13 June 2022 Gaia Data Release 3   More info
Q4 2023 Focused Product Release   More info