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
13 June 2022 Gaia Data Release 3 At ESA + DPAC institutes More info
13 - 15 June 2022 MW-Gaia WG3/WG2: Fundamental stellar parameters from asteroseismology: the connection with exoplanet studies in the era of Gaia Aarhus, Denmark 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
12 - 16 September 2022 MW-Gaia WG3 School: Exoplanets and astro-statistical analysis techniques Geneva, Switzerland More info
13 - 15 September 2022 Gaia Unlimited Community Workshop Heidelberg, Germany More info
19 - 21 September 2022 MW-Gaia WG2/WG1: Stellar evolution across the HR diagram with GaiaNaples Naples, Italy More info
27 - 29 September 2022 MW-Gaia WG4/WG1: Gaia – Beyond the Milky Way Athens, Greece More info
October 2022 MW-Gaia WG5: Tech challenges for space based astrometry, an industry forum Cambridge, UK (TBC) More info
13 - 15 October 2022 MW-Gaia WG4/WG2: Gaia and the Time domain, capturing the transient sky Coimbra, Portugal More info
17 - 21 October 2022 Astro Hack Week 2022 Heidelberg, Germany 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



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
13 June 2022 Gaia Data Release 3 events DPAC institutes + ESA ESA/Gaia/DPAC  
12-13 September 2022 CU4-EO meeting CNES (Toulouse)    
20-21 September 2022 CU1 - DPCs meeting Cambridge    
28-30 September 2022 CU8 plenary  meeting A Coruña, Spain    
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
13 June 2022 Gaia Data Release 3   More info