Gaia Data Workshop
Heidelberg, Germany, November 21-24, 2016

Group photo of all the participants.


In late summer 2016 the first Gaia Data Release (DR1) will start a new era in astronomy. The data release will contain astrometric data of more than one billion objects. Therefore, the access to these data will become a challenge due to the sheer amount and size of the data.

The Gaia Data Centers at ARI, CDS and AIP in collaboration with the GAVO group invite interested astronomers to the "Gaia Data Workshop" in Heidelberg in November 21-24, 2016.

This workshop will cover the following aspects:

The hands-on tutorials will use the actual Gaia data and introduce the Gaia Data Centers at ARI, CDS and AIP.


The workshop is funded by SFB 881 "The Milkyway System". We don't take a fee.

Participants limit

The workshop is limited to 50 participants. The limit was far reached and therefore the registration is closed.

Important dates

June 29, 2016 Registration opens
September 2016 Gaia Data Release 1
October 14, 2016 Registration is closed.
November 2-5, 2016 ESA Workshop in Madrid
November 21-24, 2016 Gaia Data Workshop in Heidelberg

If you have any questions regarding our workshop feel free to contact us at