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Berkeley Price awarded to the Gaia collaboration

Artist impression of Gaia space sattelite in front of the Milky Way.

Congratulations to the Gaia team (and especially to the Lund Observatory members of the team) who will soon receive the 2023 Lancelot M. Berkeley - New York Community Trust Prize for Meritorious Work in Astronomy.

The Berkeley Prize is awarded for highly meritorious work in advancing the science of astronomy.  In 2023 it is to be awarded to the Gaia team.

As stated in the prize statement:

Gaia’s three data releases will long be regarded as major events in the history of astronomy, triggering a global partnership to better understand the origin, structure, and destiny of our home galaxy.