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The Art of Astrometry and Computation

Workshop Programme

This project is a Horizon Europe Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Doctoral Network funded under grant agreement no. 101072454.

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, the space motion of stars and HR diagrams

14:00-17:30 Session 2: Project 1 or 2


June 25

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

  • Paul McMillan, University of Leicester: Studying the Milky Way’s dynamics using astrometry alone
  • Alex Mustill, Lund Observatory: Velocity Dispersions, Boltzmann and Jeans equations

14:00-17:30 Session 4: Project 1 or 2


June 26

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

  • Óscar Jiménez Arranz, Lund Observatory: Galactic N-body Simulations
  • Óscar Jiménez Arranz, Lund Observatory: Hands-on N-body simulations

14:00-17:00 Session 6: Project 3

17.00 Wine Reception

19.30 Dinner at the Bishops Arms



June 27

09:30-12:30 Session 7: Project 3

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

17.00 Wine Reception

June 28

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

Student Presentations:

Organising Committees


  • David Hobbs
  • Paul McMillan
  • Alex Mustill
  • Ross Church
  • Óscar Jiménez Arranz


  • David Hobbs
  • Isabella Henum
  • Óscar Jiménez Arranz