Gaia GREAT Plenary Meeting (PM6) @ EWASS 2013: Turku 10-12 July 2013 - 1st Announcement

Dear All,

This is the first announcement for the next GREAT plenary meeting which will take place within the EAS European Week of Astronomy and Space Science (EWASS) in Turku, 10 - 12 Jul 2013.

The Plenary is formed from two elements, a full EWASS Science Symposium (no. 11) and a special meeting (no. 5). The Symposium element will run 11-12 Jul 2013, with the special meeting on Wed 10 Jul 2013.

Full details can be found at: - where you will also find the link to the registration page and the current programme and agenda details. Registration is handled directly through the EWASS pages at with early registration closing 8 Apr 2013. (After that date - the registration fee rises - details on the registration page).

The Symposium nature of the Plenary allows for interested individuals and groups to present new results and plans from activities carried out within the context of the GREAT working groups and related activities.

At this stage all those wishing to present are invited to signup with some details of their talk or poster idea. There is a page for each of the themed sessions linked from the meeting wiki at

Thus, choose which session most fits your presentation topic and add to the page at:

GREAT Surveys: Gaia-ESO Survey: Symposium S11 - Session 2
GREAT Surveys and Instruments: 4MOST / MOONS / WEAVE: Symposium S11 - Session 3:
Gaia and The Solar System: Symposium S11 - Session 4:
Gaia: Milky Way Stars and Structure: Symposium S11 - Session 5:
Gaia: Data and Data Access: Symposium S11 - Session 6:

All submissions received by Fri 24th May 2013 will be considered, with the final programme being drawn up and published by Fri 7th June 2013.

Note - if you are having trouble adding directly to the wiki pages - then send your details by email to mailto:great at

In addition to the two day science symposium there will be a GREAT special meeting 16.15-17.45 on Weds 10th July 2013. This will include GREAT working group reports and reports from recently held GREAT supported workshops.

The outline agenda is on the meeting wiki page at

Note - the EAS provide some support to attend the meeting - for details of that please see - look under 'Grant Request'.

Looking forward to seeing you all in Turku later in the year.

Nicholas Walton

(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:
Cambridge, CB3 0HA              email: naw at

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