Gaia DPAC and ESA Gaia teams are happy to announce Gaia Early Data Release 3

 

Several events were organized on the day of the release: 3 December 2020

​​​​​​​For some events, recorded livestreams are available now.​​​​​​​ Near the bottom of the page, you can find the presentation slides of some of the presentations given at the events.

​​​​​​​Find the press release by ESA here. Find in-depth stories on Gaia Cosmos.

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Brazil    Chile    Croatia    ESAC    FINLAND    France    Germany    Hungary    Italy    The Netherlands    Poland    Slovenia    Spain    Switzerland    United Kingdom

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United Kingdom

Language: English

 

Press briefing and scientific presentations

​​​​​​​In collaboration with the RAS

Targeted audience: Press + scientific community

Programme

General aspects of EDR3
Science with Magellanic Clouds and Acceleration of the Solar system
General info to the press
Gaia Catalogue of Nearby Stars
Questions and answers

Recorded​​​​​​​ livestream available now

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Contact person: Floor van Leeuwen

Available for interviews: N. Walton, F. van Leeuwen, G. Gilmore​​​​​​​

France

Language: French

 

Press conference on Gaia EDR3 and papers​​​​​​​

Organised by:

CNES, Laboratoire d'Astrophysique Bordeaux (LAB), Observatoire de Paris (ObsPM), Observatoire Côte d'Azur (OCA) and Université Franche-Comté (UTINAM)

Targeted audience: Press + scientific community

Programme

Welcome
Gaia and its 3rd catalogue, content and validation
The Gaia Catalogue of Nearby Stars
The Galactic anticentre seen by Gaia
Excursion in the Milky Way
Next Gaia catalogues
Question and Answers
Gaia EDR3 release

Livestream (finished)

Contact person: F. Auffret (press contact ObsPM)

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Scientific results with Gaia DR2

Organized by Observatoire de Paris

Targeted audience: scientific community

Programme

Welcome
The disk of the Milky Way unveiled by Gaia
Stellar and sub-stellar companions using Gaia's proper motions
History of a Galactic encounter
Stellar occultations with Gaia
Search for interstellar asteroids with Gaia
'Dusting off' the Galaxy with Gaia
Leavitt's law for Milky Way Cepheids thanks to Gaia DR2 parallaxes and to open host clusters
Gaia DR2: consequences of the nature of spheroidal dwarf galaxies and the mass of the Milky Way
Gaia, from DR2 to EDR3

Livestream (finished)

Contact person: F. Auffret (press contact ObsPM), F. Arenou​​​​​​​

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Public outreach talk on Gaia EDR3

​​​​​​​Organized by Observatoire de Côte d'Azur and CNES

Targeted audience: general public

Programme

Introduction on the Gaia Mission
The solar system seen by Gaia
Studying the galaxy with 1 billion stars
Gravitational lenses with Gaia

​​​​​​​Recorded livestream available now

Contact person: M. Fulconis (press contact OCA), R. Sart (press contact CNES)

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Full programme of this event (French)

Available for interviews: F. Arenou, C. Reylé, C. Turon, P. Tanga, C. Babusiaux

 

 

The Netherlands

Language: English

 

Presentation by Anthony Brown

​​​​​​​In collaboration with NOVA

Targeted audience: scientific community

Livestream (finished)

Contact person: Marieke Baan and Anthony Brown

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Presentation by Anthony Brown

organized by the Instituto de Astronomía/UNAM

Targeted audience: scientific community

Recorded livestream available now

Contact person: Anthony Brown

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Available for interviews: A. Brown, J. de Bruijne

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Brazil

Language: Portuguese

 

Gaia Space Mission - EDR3 on "Canal do Schwara"

Targeted audience: general public

Recorded livestream available now

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Open class "Gaia Space Mission - EDR3" by Ramachrisna Teixeira at University of São Paulo

Targeted audience: students and scientists

Programme (7 december 2020)

General aspects of the Gaia Space Mission
Astronomy as an observational science
Importance of precision, accuracy and abundance of data
Distance as the most important parameter
Science with Gaia DR2
Gaia DR3 content

Recorded livestream available now

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University of São Paulo: newsletter - January 2021 edition

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Contact person: Ramachrisna Teixeira

 

Germany

Language: German

 

Press briefing and scientific presentations

Organised by DLR Space Administration

in collaboration with AIP Potsdam, ARI Heidelberg, MPIA Heidelberg and TU Dresden

Targeted audience: Press + general public

Programme

Role of DLR
The Gaia mission and its successes
Gaia's new star catalogue 'Gaia EDR3'
Demonstration of first scientific results - with Gaia Sky videos
Opening of the archive
Science with the new star catalogue
Questions & answers

Recorded livestream available now

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Contact person: Stefan Jordan

Available for interviews: M. Biermann, C. Bailer-Jones, S. Jordan, K. Weingrill, S.Klioner

 

Spain + ESAC

Language: Spanish and English

 

​​​​​​​Series of technical and scientific presentations

Organised by ESAC

 Language: English
Targeted audience: Press + scientific community

Programme

Welcome
Gaia EDR3 overview
ESAC contribution to EDR3
Science Demonstration Presentations
Gaia EDR3 release

Quick overview of archive and community resources
Questions & Answers

Recorded livestream available now

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Contact person: Beatriz Arias

Available for interviews: J. Hernandez, R. Guerra, P. García-Lario, A. Mora, H. Cánovas (Spanish) + U. Lammers, T. Prusti, J. de Bruijne (English)

 

Scientific presentations

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Organised by Universitat de Barcelona (IEEC-ICC-UB) / Red Española de Gaia

Language: Spanish
Targeted audience: scientific community

Programme

De DR2 a EDR3: otro gran avance
El catálogo de estrellas cercanas
Primera mirada hacia el anticentro galáctico
Gaia y las nubes de Magallanes

Livestream (finished)

Contact person: Eduard Masana

Available for interviews: C. Jordi and J. Portell

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Public outreach talk: "Gaia, la Galaxia en tus manos"

​​​​​​​Organised by Universitat de Barcelona (IEEC-ICC-UB)

Language: Spanish
Targeted audience: general public

Recorded livestream available now

Contact person: Eduard Masana

 

Switzerland

Language: English

 

Presentation by Laurent Eyer

Targeted audience: scientific community

Programme

Introduction
EDR3 in numbers
Science demonstration
Data release

Recorded livestream available now

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Contact person: Laurent Eyer

 

Chile

Language: English

 

Presentations by Laurent Chemin

(University of Antofagasta)

Targeted audience: scientific community

​​​​​​​Programme

General aspects and contents of Gaia Early Data Release 3
Presentation of results from the Gaia EDR3 demonstration papers

Livestream (finished)

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Contact person: Laurent Chemin

Slovenia

Language: Slovenian

 

Radio interview on Gaia EDR3 release by Anthony Brown and Tomaz Zwitter

Targeted audience: general public

Slovenian national radio

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Contact person: Tomaz Zwitter

 

Later: Webinar on 21 December 2020 by University of Ljubljana

 

Poland

Language: Polish

 

Press release by University of Warsaw

Targeted audience: general public

web article

Contact person: Ł. Wyrzykowski

 

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Italy

Language: Italian

 

Press briefing + General outreach talk

"Dai dintorni del Sole ai dintorni della Galassia”​​​​​​​

Organised by Italian Space Agency (ASI) and National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF)

Targeted audience: Press + general public

​​​​​​Programme

Welcome by ASI and INAF​​​​​​​
Presentazione dati release e highlight scientifiche (Identikit delle popolazioni stellari vicine, struttura a spirale della Galassia, Nubi di Magellano e scala di distanze​​​​​​​)
Questions and answers

Recorded livestream available now

 

Scientific presentations

Organised by Italian Space Agency (ASI) and National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF)

Targeted audience: scientific community

Programme

Welcome by ASI and INAF​​​​​​​
The Italian Effort in the Gaia Mission
The Gaia EDR3 release
The Gaia portal at SSDC

The first 100 pc into the Milky Way
Italian contribution to the Gaia photometric system
The grid of spectro-photometric standard stars for the flux calibration of Gaia
Gaia EDR3 view of the Magellanic Clouds. Cepheid and RR Lyrae standard candles from Hipparcos to EDR3

Livestream (finished)

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Contact person: G. Piccirilli (ASI Press office), M. Galliani (INAF Press office), M. Crosta (Gaia DPAC)

Available for interviews: G. Clementini, M. Lattanzi, R. Smart, A. Vallenari, M. Bellazzini, E. Pancino, V. Ripepi

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Croatia

Language: English and Croatian

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Announcement of Gaia EDR3 on Croatian Second National Radio

Language: Croatian
Targeted audience: general public

​​​​​​​Andromeda (1 Dec. 2020)

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Presentation by Laurent Eyer

Language: English
Targeted audience: scientific community

Programme

Introduction
EDR3 in numbers
Science demonstration
Data release

Recorded livestream available now

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Question & Answers with Lovro Palaversa

Livestream (finished)

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Gaia EDR3 on Croatian National TV

15 December at 14:00 CET - (tentative)

Language: Croatian
Targeted audience: general public

​​​​​​​More details

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Contact person: Petra Buljević

Available for interviews: L. Palaversa

Hungary

Language: Hungarian and English

 

Press release by Eötvös Loránd Research Network

​​​​​​​in collaboration with Konkoly Observatory

Targeted audience: general public

web article

Contact person: László Molnár

Available for interviews: L. Molnár and L. Szabados

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Finland

Language: Finnish and English

 

Press release by University of Helsinki

Targeted audience: general public

web article

Contact person: K. Muinonen

 

Presentation slides of the Gaia EDR3 events

 

Gaia Early Data Release 3 - summary

A. Brown: summary of Gaia Early Data Release 3

 

Gaia Collaboration paper slides - Gaia Early Data Release 3: the Gaia Catalogue of Nearby Stars

R.Smart and co-authors: The Gaia Catalogue of Nearby Stars

Video will be added soon

 

Presentations - Italy event

M. Lattanzi: La terza versione del catalogo Gaia, EDR3, e le prime anticipazioni scientifiche (The Gaia EDR3 release)

G. Polenta: Il portale Gaia a SSDC (The Gaia portal at SSDC)

R. Smart: The first 100 pc into the Milky Way

M. Bellazzini: verso una fotometria spaziale ad alta precisione per tutto il cielo (Italian contribution to the Gaia photometric system)

E. Pancino: Le stelle standard (SPSS) per la calibrazione in flusso di Gaia (The grid of spectro-photometric standard stars for the flux calibration of Gaia)

V. Ripepi: Uno sguardo alle Nubi di Magellano (Gaia EDR3 view of the Magellanic Clouds)

G. Clementini: Cepheid and RR Lyrae standard candles from Hipparcos to EDR3

 

Presentations - French event - Press briefing

Gaia et son 3ème catalogue (Catherine Turon et Frédéric Arenou, GEPI, Observatoire de Paris)

Le catalogue Gaia des étoiles proches (Céline Reylé, Institut UTINAM, OSU THETA)

L’anticentre galactique vu par Gaia (Georges Kordopatis, Lagrange, OCA)

Exploration des Nuages de Magellan (Laurent Chemin, Universidad de Antofagasta, Chili, ex GEPI et LAB)

Balade dans la Voie lactée (Clément Hottier, GEPI, Observatoire de Paris)

Les prochains catalogues Gaia (Chantal Panem, CNES)

 

Presentations - French event - Scientific results from Gaia DR2

Paola Di Matteo (GEPI) : Le disque de la Voie lactée dévoilé par Gaia : crêtes, ondulations, et structure spirale

Pierre Kervella et al. (LESIA) : Les compagnons stellaires et sous-stellaires à l’aide des mouvement propres Gaia

Misha Haywood (GEPI) : Histoire d’une rencontre galactique

Bruno Sicardy (LESIA) : Les occultations stellaires avec Gaia

Jean Schneider (LUTh) : Recherche d’astéroïdes interstellaires avec Gaia

Clement Hottier (GEPI) : « Dépoussièrer » la Galaxie avec Gaia

Louise Breuval (LESIA) : La loi de Leavitt des Céphéides de la Voie lactée grâce aux parallaxes de Gaia DR2 et à des amas ouverts hôtes

Francois Hammer (GEPI) : Gaia DR2 : conséquences sur la nature des galaxies naines sphéroïdales et sur la masse de la Voie lactée -

Frédéric Arenou (GEPI) : Gaia, de DR2 à EDR3

 

Presentations - French event - Public outreach event

Le système solaire vu par Gaia par Paolo Tanga (astronome à l’Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur)

Étudier la galaxie avec 1 milliards d’étoiles par Orlagh Creevey (astronome adjoint à l’Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur)

Les lentilles gravitationnelles avec Gaia avec Christine Ducourant (astronome adjoint à l’Observatoire de Bordeaux)

 

Presentations - Brazil event

R. Teixeira - Missão Espacial Gaia "data release EDR3"

R. Teixeira - special class at University of Sao Paulo

 

Presentations - ESAC event

Gaia Early Data Release 3 introduction - U. Lammers

The Astrometric Solution in Gaia EDR3 - J. Hernández

EDR3 Gaia Archive: Updates - J. González Núñez

Other contributions from ESA - R. Guerra

Gaia EDR3: Acceleration of the solar system - U. Bastian

EDR3 Gaia Archive appetizers - A. Mora

Quick overview of community resources - T. Roegiers (movie will be uploaded soon)

 

 

 

 

Released 3 December 2020

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