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Science and technology roadmap for μas studies of the Milky Way

Lund : 18-20 Jul 2023

  Lund Observatory invites scientists to join the MW-Gaia 2023 meeting:

This workshop that will be held in Lund, Sweden, on the 18th and 20th of July 2023. This workshop will present the Action's science roadmap/case for sub-μas astrometry in delivering the next advances in our understanding of the Milky Way. The Action will influence the future development of Astrometry in Europe. The White Paper to be developed through WG5, will define a science and technical roadmap for the development of next generation astrometry missions. This will be of significant use for exploitation by the European community when responding to opportunities in proposing future space missions, e.g. ESA calls. This workshop will involve scientists with interests in next generation Astrometry.

Group Photo

The main meeting will begin at 13:00 on the 18th July and will be finished by 17:00 on the 19th July

We will hold a GaiaNIR brain storming meeting after the main meeting on the 20th July starting at 09:00 and finishing by 13:00.

While we encourage people to attend the meeting in person it will also  be hybrid and a meeting link will be provided here:

Science and technology roadmap 

The Pillars of Creation in the Eagle Nebula comparing visible and NIR. Image NASA.
The Pillars of Creation in the Eagle Nebula comparing visible and NIR. Image NASA.

If you wish to attend the meeting please register before midnight June 20th at the very latest.

There is no charge to attend the meeting but lunch and dinner are not included.

The meeting is being held physically at Lund Observatory.


The full programme can be found here


The participants list can be found here.

Local Information


You will need to arrange your own accommodation for the meeting. The meeting will be held in the north east of Lund at the Observatory which is a 15-20 minute walk from the centre.

Map of Lund

We recommend the two following local hotels:
Hotel Lundia: roughly a 20 minute walk from the Observatory.
Address: Knut Den Stores Torg 2, Lund
Tel. +46 46 280 65 00

Hotel Planetstaden: about a 25 minute walk from the Observatory. 
Address: Dalbyvägen 38, Lund
Phone: +46 46 280 01 00
Google maps show a larger number of hotels near the centre.

We encourage you to make your reservation at a hotel as soon as possible as they are often booked out!


Lund Central Station, or Lund C is the main railway station of Lund, Sweden. It is located on the Southern Main Line and the West Coast Line.

From the train station bus number 7 stops outside the the front (south side) of the observatory at the BMC stop.

Also from the train station tram line stops outside the back (north side) of the observatory at the LTH stop.

More information can be found here.

Organizing the workshop


  • Nicholas WALTON
  • Carme JORDI
  • Anthony BROWN
  • Gisella CLEMENTINI
  • Joris DE RIDDER
  • Sonia ANTON
  • Sarunas MIKOLAITIS
  • David HOBBS


  • David HOBBS
  • Judith KORTH
  • Michal PAWLAK
  • Eero VAHER