|Space astrometry at Lund Observatory
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During more than two decades, researchers at Lund Observatory participated
in the ESA space astrometry mission
first in the planning and execution of the science data reductions, and
then in the utilization of the space data in stellar and galactic research.
Since 1995 we are strongly involved in the galactic census
project Gaia, a cornerstone
mission within the ESA science programme, launched in December 2013 and in nominal operation
since July 2014.
Until his retirement in June 2017, the space astrometry group was led by Lennart Lindegren,
who is also a member of the
Gaia Science Team
(GST) appointed by the European Space Agency.
The current senior members of the space astrometry team in Lund are
Dr. David Hobbs
Dr. Paul McMillan
Gaia Data Processing and Analysis Consortium
(DPAC) the team in Lund collaborates with specialists at ESAC in Madrid to implement
the astrometric core solution, the so-called Astrometric
Global Iterative Solution (AGIS), and tools to exploit the scientific results of Gaia.
Other associated and formal members of the Lund space astrometry group are listed below.
This research programme is supported since
many years by the Swedish National Space
Board (current project title: Astrophysical space research using Gaia),
and during 1998-2003 by the Swedish
Research Council (Stellar multiplicity: Origin and
evolution; Statistics and dynamics).
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