Teresa Antoja en El País (in Spanish)

You can see the full article here: La científica española que busca los secretos de la Vía Láctea desde niña

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Constellations in 3D

Eduard Masana, lecturer at the Physics Faculty and researcher of the Gaia group of the Institute of Cosmos Sciences of the University of Barcelona (ICCUB), explains how the perspective changes the way we see the stars in the sky, and how not all the stars are at the same distances, but they could be very far from each other. Using Orion as an example, this video guides us to build the constellation in 3-D. This activity was organised by the “VI Festa de la Ciència de la Universitat de Barcelona” in virtual version with the aim to keep the connection between research and society,...

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Javier Castañeda explains Gaia IDU @CU3 Meeting

Following the last CU3 plenary meeting, interviews were held by Prof. Stefan Jordan with several of the CU3 managers: Dr. Michael Biermann, Prof. Lennart Lindegren, José Hernández, Dr. Javier Castañeda Pons, Prof. Sergei Klioner, and Dr. Katja Weingrill. They explain the contribution of CU3 to the Gaia mission. The videos can be seen in two versions (short 20 minutes and the longer, 50 mins) here: https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/gaia/iow_20210623 The Gaia data releases contain a wealth of astrophysical data on about 1.8 billion stars in our Milky Way and beyond. The creation of these data...

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Memory game

You want to train your memory? Gaia mission can help you with that while having fun!! The game consists in 2 copies of 20 different images, in total 40 cards with images related with the Gaia Mission. The aim of the game is to match up the identical images. You can play this game online: https://gaia.ub.edu/memory/ Steps: Each player turn a pair of cards up in their turn in order to locate the two identical cards. If identical images are found they will remain uncovered and the player has another turn. Otherwise, both cards will be hidden again and the player loses the turn. You must try to...

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Gaia EDR3 en el Boletín de la SEA

El 21 de diciembre de 2020, fecha del solsticio de invierno, se publicó el nº 43 del Boletín electrónico de la Sociedad Española de Astronomía que incluye dos artículos sobre los nuevos datos de Gaia: Gaia EDR3: Avanzando a pasos de gigante, y Gaia: Una de escalera (de caracol) hacia el conocimiento.

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“One Billion Eyes For One Billion Stars”: Exhibition Available

  “One Billion Eyes For One Billion Stars” The exhibition (in English, Spanish and Catalan) produced by the Barcelona team to explain Gaia for all audiences. Now updated with five new panels about the Second Gaia Data Release and available online. Available online in four languages: English, Spanish, Catalan and German   See digital exhibition here!  

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