Severo Ochoa Seminar: Gaia Mission.

Dr. Elena Pancino (Severo Ochoa visitor at the IAC) will chair a seminar on Gaia mission.
Gaia - the ESA cornerstone astrometric mission - was launched in December 2013, with the goal of censing the Milky Way population in a 6D space (positions and velocity) of 10^9 point-like obects, with errors 100-1000 times smaller than Hipparcos, with three color magnitudes and spectra as well. The scientific impact of its data will be large in many fields of astrophysics, from Galactic science, to Solar system objects, to stellar astrophysics, to galaxies and Quasars; from the distance ladder revision to fundamental physics. I will describe the mission concept, the scientific goals, and the present status of the mission, with special attention to the flux calibration of Gaia data.

For more information about the Gaia mission, please visit: Gaia website

Start date: 22 Apr, 2014 - 12:30
End date: 22 Apr, 2014 - 14:00
Location: Aula, IAC Headquarters, Tenerife.
Organizer: Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias

Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias. C/ Via Láctea s/n 38200, La Laguna. Islas Canarias. España.
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