24 Dec 2013

Launch of the Gaia project

From Nine To Noon, 9:42 am on 24 December 2013

The Gaia space observatory was launched last week by the European Space Agency. It mission: to compile a 3D space catalogue of approximately 1 billion stars. Professor Gerry Gilmore of the Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge is the principal investigator on The Gaia Project.