Here you find thirteen posters dealing with Gaia and Astrometry, ready to be printed in high resolution. These posters were produced by collegues from Barcelona, Dresden and Heidelberg: http://gaia.geo.tu-dresden.de/GaiaPosters/
Find our locally produced videos for outreach on Gaia and astronomy here.
Flyers and brochures
Gaia - ESA's galactic census - Copyright ESA
The Little Books of Gaia:
The little books of Gaia provide short summaries of the Gaia mission on A4 sized pages which can be foldet to little booklets.
- TALES OF THE UNIVERSE: An introduction to astronomy for children (and the young at heart!)
- HISTORY OF ASTROMETRY: From Hipparchus to Gaia:What is astrometry? Why do we want to measure the distances to the stars? What techniques have astronomers used for this?
- THE GALAXY IN WHICH WE LIVE:How Gaia will revolutionise our understanding of astronomy and, in particular, how it will reveal the origin and evolution of our Milky Way Galaxy.
- A 3-D TOUR OF OUR GALAXY: A three-dimensional journey to well-known stars and clusters in our Galaxy.
- EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT GAIA!: An answer to all those questions about Gaia that you wanted to ask.
- THE SEARCH FOR PLANETS: Gaia will find enormous numbers of other planets outside our Solar System. This booklet explains how.
These books were produced by A. Colorado-McEvoy..
Here you find folding instructions.
Articles on Gaia
A very comprehensive series of two articles (in German), written by Ulrich Bastian from the Astronomisches Rechen-Institut at the Zentrum für Astronomie der Universität Heidelberg, was published by the German Astronomy magazine "Sterne und Weltraum". The articles can be downloaded for free:
- Projekt Gaia - Die sechsdimensionale Milchstraße (Part 1)
- Projekt Gaia - Die sechsdimensionale Milchstraße (Part 2)
Bessel's 1838 parallax measurement of 61 Cygni
Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel determined the first parallax measurement of a star.
The digital scans of the pages of the original paper in "Astronomische Nachrichten" of 1838 is shown here.
Here you find outreach video about the Gaia mission and its aspects.
Gaia in the German media
Here you find articles, radio features, and videos on Gaia from the German media.