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2013-05-03 Release of the new issue of the DPAC Newsletter
The DPAC Newsletter no. 20 is now available. In this issue, you will learn more about, for instance, CU3, The Ondřejov Observatory, and GBOT. For more information, visit this link.
2013-03-21 New Gaia photos
Thirteen recent photos of the Gaia flight-model spacecraft during tests at Intespace (Toulouse, France) have been released. They can be found here here.
2013-03-21 Announcement of Opportunity for photometry scientist in the Gaia Science Team
The Director of Science and Robotic Exploration has released an Announcement of Opportunity (AO) for membership in the science team of the Gaia mission. The AO is open to all scientists from institutions located in ESA Member States. The deadline for receipt of proposals is 30 April 2013. Full details of the AO are here.
2013-02-20 Flight Model Payload Module thermal testing completed
Thermal balance and thermal vacuum testing of the Gaia flight model payload module was completed at Centre Spatial de Liège, Belgium, towards the end of 2012. The payload module was returned to Astrium Toulouse in mid January 2013 for integration with the service module. Pictures and more information can be found at the ESA Sci-Tech web pages.
2013-02-14 Computer-scientist position at the Liège University
The group of Extragalactic Astrophysics and Space Observations (AEOS) of the Liège University invites applications for a computer scientist to work on the development of software aimed at detecting and characterising quasars with the Gaia mission. The position is initially for 10-11 months with a possibility of prolongation. For more information, see this document.
2013-02-08 Post-doc position at the University of Cambridge
The Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge invites applications for a post-doctoral research position to work on the scientific optimisation and exploitation of optical transients which will be discovered by Gaia. The position is available from April 2013, for initially 3 years, but starting date and duration are negotiable. The deadline for applications is 7 March 2013. For more information, visit the following web page.
2013-02-05 Vacancy notice: Scientific community support position in the Gaia Team at ESTEC
The Gaia Project Scientist Team has a vacancy for a position to support the Gaia scientific community. The successful candidate will be based at ESTEC, The Netherlands, and will be expected to support the day-to-day activities of the SOC and DPAC by acting as Information Manager within the team, ensuring access for SOC/DPAC to the resources provided by the Project Scientist, supporting activities in the domain of outreach (to the Gaia scientific community, the wider scientific community, and the public-at-large) within the boundaries established by the existing ESA infrastructure. Interested candidates should contact the Gaia Project Scientist Team as soon as possible [22 March 2013: position closed].
2013-02-01 Release of the new issue of the DPAC Newsletter
The DPAC Newsletter no. 19 is now available. In this issue, you will learn more about, for instance, CU1, Gaia and unresolved galaxies, and the initial data flow from Gaia to DPAC. For more information, visit this link.