Welcome to MW-Gaia

MW-GAIA will provide European leadership in understanding the Galaxy, its stars and planets, enhance the potential of the community in its scientific exploitation of the observations of more than a billion stars with the European Space Agency's Gaia satellite, and enhance the development of the next steps in astrometry and space astrometry missions.

The Action brings together key stakeholders from across Europe, to leverage expertise, and develop new techniques to fully maximise the scientific returns from Gaia's rich and complex data.

Five key challenges are addressed: The Milky Way as a Galaxy, The Life and Death of Stars; Planetary Systems Near and Far; Gaia Fundamentals: Space and Time; and Astrometry Innovation Challenge – towards sub-μas astrometry. COST enables the vital Action activities, supporting exchanges, training and meetings.

The Action will have a significant legacy, creating a dynamic and vibrant network of researchers with expertise in the study of the Milky Way, its constituents and the art of Astrometry. Participation is inclusive, with researchers accessing the Network from across Europe, irrespective of their gender or location.

This COST Action commenced 14 Mar 2019 and will complete 13 Sep 2023.

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MW-Gaia 2023 Activities Launched

The programme of work for the next and final grant period until 13 Sep 2023 of MW-Gaia has now been published. Please see the list of workshops and schools. Also the calls for STSMs and ITC conference grants.

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WG4-WG2 Workshop: Transient Sky with Gaia

The WG4-WG2 workshop will be in-person in Coimbra, PT, and will be held Oct 13 - 14, 2022

Deadline for abstracts: 31 August 2022

Deadline for on-site participation registration: 9 September 2022

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WG1-WG4 Workshop: Gaia - Beyond the Milky Way

The WG1-WG4 workshop will be in-person in Athens, EL and online, and will be held Sept 27 - 29, 2022

Deadline for abstracts: 20 August 2022

Deadline for on-site participation registration: 2 September 2022

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WG2-WG1 Workshop: Stellar evolution across the HR diagram with Gaia

The WG2-WG1 workshop will be hybrid in-person in Naples, IT and online, and will be held Sept 20 - 23, 2022

Deadline for abstracts: 10 July 2022

Deadline for on-site participation registration: 31 July 2022

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WG3 School: Exoplanets and astrostatistical analysis techniques

The WG3 school (held in Geneva, CH) will be in person, and will be held 12 - 16, September 2022

Deadline for pre-registration: 15 June 2022

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