GREAT - Binaries and Multiple Systems WG Kick-Off meeting

Second announcement

Ever wondered what you could do with the 100 million binaries that will be
observed with the forthcoming Gaia space astrometry mission from the
European Space Agency?  Ever wondered whether your favorite binary will be
extensively observed or whether binary members will improve or degrade the
results you expect for your favorite star cluster?

The GREAT ( ) working group on Binaries and
Multiple Systems is setup to deal with these kinds of questions.  It
gathers scientists interested in using the Gaia results for their scientific
exploitation as well as those working on processing the observations in the
first place.  This think tank welcomes anybody interested in double and
multiple stars in anticipation of the Gaia harvest.  Belonging to any
GREAT working group does not offer any privileged/early access to the Gaia
data but it increases the likelihood of being ready to efficiently interpret
them whenever they become public.

The kick-off meeting of the GREAT - Binaries and Multiple Systems working
group will take place in Brussels (Belgium) in May 17 and 18.  Details,
including the list of already registered participants with their proposed
contribution, at:

Looking forward to welcoming you in this working group,

D. Pourbaix & F. Arenou
Dimitri Pourbaix                         *
Institut d'Astronomie et d'Astrophysique *      Don't worry, be happy
CP 226, office 2.N4.211, building NO     *         and CARPE DIEM.
Universite Libre de Bruxelles            *
Boulevard du Triomphe                    *      Tel : +32-2-650.35.71
 B-1050 Bruxelles                        *      Fax : +32-2-650.42.26     * mailto:pourbaix at

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