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The Art of Astrometry and Computation

Workshop Programme

This event is organised in the context of the MWGaiaDN.

Program (confirmed speakers)

June 24

09:00-12:30 Session 1: Principles of Astrometry and Computation (Intro. & Chair D. Hobbs)

  • Lennart Lindegren, Lund Observatory: The Gaia Mission : Basic principles 
  • David Hobbs, Lund Observatory: Astrometry and the space motion of stars

14:00-17:30 Session 2: Project 1

June 25

09:00-12:30 Session 3: Principles of Astrometry and Computation (Chair XXX)

  • Paul McMillan, University of Leicester: Studying the Milky Way’s dynamics using astrometry alone
  • David Hobbs, Lund Observatory: Velocity Dispersions and Oort's constants

14:00-17:30 Session 4: Project 1

June 26

09:00-12:30 Session 5: Principles of Astrometry and Computation (Chair XXX)

  • XXX, Lund Observatory: TBD
  • XXX, Lund Observatory: Boltzmann and Jeans equations

14:00-17:30 Session 6: Project 2

June 27

09:00-12:30 Session 7: Project 2

14:00-17:30 Session 8: Preparation of Presentations

June 28

09:00-12:30 Session 9: Presentation of Project Results (Chair D. Hobbs)

Organising Committees


  • David HOBBS


  • David HOBBS