Gaia GREAT Plenary Meeting (PM4): Brussels 21-23 June 2011 - 2nd Announcement
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- Subject: Gaia GREAT Plenary Meeting (PM4): Brussels 21-23 June 2011 - 2nd Announcement
- From: Nicholas A Walton <naw at ast.cam.ac.uk>
- Date: Sun, 15 May 2011 21:11:48 +0100
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this is the second announcement for the next GREAT plenary meeting which
will take place at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
- Tues 21 to Thur 23 June 2011.
Full details can be found at:
http://www.great-esf.eu/events/Brussels-Jun11/ - where you will also
find the link to the registration page and the current programme and
agenda details. Note that there are capacity constraints on the meeting
rooms, thus please register soon if you plan to attend - the latest date
for registration is Fri 10 June 2011.
The meeting will focus on the following key topics:
a) *Announcement of the Gaia science data releases:* including a
presentation as to content and likely time line for those data releases.
This will include presentations from ESA and the DPAC as to the nature
of these data releases - and thus will be of interest to those planning
to make early use of Gaia data.
b) *Update on the progress of the Gaia mission:* highlighting
developments relevant to those in the wider community aiming to
scientifically exploit Gaia. (see http://www.rssd.esa.int/gaia)
c) Presentations from *upcoming ESA astronomy missions* aiming to make
use of Gaia data (e.g. Euclid, Plato).
d) *Updates on the GREAT spectroscopic survey initiatives:* this will
include reports on progress with planning for very large ESO 8-m surveys
and also developments concerning proposed new instruments for VISTA and
e) Discussion of the *evolution of the GREAT network* and review of the
ESF funded network in 2011. This will also include reports from recent
GREAT supported meetings (see
http://great.ast.cam.ac.uk/Greatwiki/GaiaScienceMeetings). There will
also be an introduction to the new GREAT-ITN network.
f) Within *parallel discussions* decide on plans for specific networking
activities to support the work of the various science working groups.
To indicate your attendance (registration is free) please visit the
local meeting page at
The current agenda is on the meeting wiki page at
http://great.ast.cam.ac.uk/Greatwiki/GreatMeet-20110621 and the list of
Note - that this year there are some (limited) funds available to
support attendance of PhD students to the meeting - please contact Nic
Walton (naw at ast.cam.ac.uk) for further details.
Looking forward to seeing you all in Brussels.
(on behalf of the GREAT plenary organising committee)
Dr Nicholas A. Walton
Institute of Astronomy Tel: +44 1223 337503
University of Cambridge Fax: +44 1223 337523
Madingley Road WWW: http://www.ast.cam.ac.uk/~naw
Cambridge, CB3 0HA email: naw at ast.cam.ac.uk
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