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 Mar 2023 (although with the possibility of an extension)

Stacks Image 795

Virtual Mobility Grant Call now open

The Virtual Mobility (VM) Grant call is now OPEN on a continual basis. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Proposals from those who have attended a MW-Gaia Workshop or School are especially welcome.

Stacks Image 763

WG2 School: Stellar Spectroscopy and Astrophysical parameterization

WG2 School: Stellar Spectroscopy and Astrophysical parameterization: Registration Open

All sessions will be on-line. Registration is free of charge, but participant number will be limited.

Dead-line for registration and abstract submission: Sept.5th, 2021

Stacks Image 779

WG1/WG2 Workshop: Star Clusters: the Gaia Revolution

The WG1/WG2 workshop will take place online: 5-7 Oct 2021.

Deadline for abstract submission; 16 July 2021

There is no deadline to attend the workshop.

Stacks Image 683

MW-Gaia / GREAT / Gaia Symposium (S15) at EAS 2021


Gaia: The (TWO) Billion Star Galaxy Census: The Science of EDR3 and the promise of DR3 will take place virtually in Leiden, hosted at the EAS 2021 meeting 2021, 28-29 Jun 2021

There is still time to register - see https://eas.unige.ch/EAS2021/registration.jsp.

You can also connect via Slack at eas2021astro.slack.com - look for the s15 channel.

Stacks Image 747

WG5 Workshop: Bringing the Milky Way to schools 2021

MW-Gaia workshop on Bringing the Milky Way to schools will take place virtually hosted by Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (Porto) and Vilnius University: 2-4 June 2021.

Deadline for abstract submission: 14 May 2021

Deadline for registrations: 1 June 2021

<<  Page 2 / 5  >>

Social Media

Post Index

Select specific posts by Category or by Month Posted



Month Posted

COST is supported by the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020

© 2019 MW-Gaia COST Action CA18104 Contact: mw-gaia@ast.cam.ac.uk