The Gaia Data Release 1 is scheduled for Wednesday 14th September. The ESA Gaia-DR1 announcement is at http://sci.esa.int/gaia/58042-mark-your-calendar-gaia-data-release-set-for-14-september/ whilst the contents of Gaia-DR1 are given at http://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/gaia/release.
The UK Gaia project (https://www.gaia.ac.uk) is organising a series of one day workshops open to interested astronomers in the UK. These will provide a basic introduction to the Gaia mission, an overview of the catalogue contents including scientific quality and practical information on how to handle and access them from the Gaia archive for science research.
Registration for the Gaia Data Release 1 (Gaia DR1) UK Workshops is now open at:
Please register by THURSDAY 20th OCTOBER 2016 for the Bristol workshop
(20160910: Registration for the Cambridge workshop is now CLOSED)
Information about the three initial workshops will be found at the following pages:
Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge: Tues 27 Sept 2016
School of Physics, University of Bristol: Weds 9th November 2016
Institute for Astronomy, University of Edinburgh: Mon 14th November 2016
Each one day workshop will cover simlar content.
Gaia Mission and Status
What's in Gaia DR1
Usage of Astrometric data (inc handling of errors)
The Gaia data archive - intro in how to access Gaia Data and ise of ADQL in the ESA archive.
Visualising Gaia DR1 data including TopCat/ Aladin
Example Use cases
Participants Use Cases
Feedback and Wrap-Up
Workshop Requirements and Logistics
Detailed information about each workshop can be found on each of the individual workshop pages.