IAU Symposium 330
24-28 April 2017
The first release of the Gaia data has been made publicly available on September 14, 2016. Besides a catalogue of 1.1 billion source positions and broad-band G-magnitudes, this DR1 also includes the positions, G-magnitudes, parallaxes, proper motions for 2 million stars in common between the Tycho-2 Catalogue and Gaia (TGAS). Light curves for 3194 Cepheids and RR Lyrae are also part of the release as well as a special astrometric solution for 2152 ICRF quasars.
The goal of this IAU symposium is to ensure the world-wide sharing of the Gaia mission results that will cover the following topics: astrometry and reference frames, Milky Way galaxy and stellar physics and the Solar system bodies.
The next close deadlines are:
November 1st: IAU grant application
December 4: Abstract submission
Registration to the symposium is open. Space is limited.
More details are available at the conference website:
Alejandra Recio-Blanco, Anthony Brown and Timo Prusti (for the SOC)
Patrick de Laverny (for the LOC)