Gaia Sprints

hashtag: #GaiaSprint

A project to support exploration and scientific use of the Gaia Data Releases. The current release is Early Data Release 3.

next up: the 2022 Gaia DR3 Fête

Future events:

2022 Gaia DR3 Fête

2017 Heidelberg Gaia Sprint

This page preserves the history from the 2017 Heidelberg Gaia Sprint, which took place 2017 July 17 through 21 at the Internationales Wissenschaftsforum Heidelberg.


Before and during the meeting, we kept jointly edited 2017 HD Gaia Sprint Running Notes that gathered information about homework solutions, intended projects, and breakouts.

On the first day, all participants presented a slide from the jointly edited 2017 HD Gaia Sprint Pitch Slides to introduce themselves, their skills, expertise, and their ideas for the week.

On the last day, the wrap up was given from a jointly edited set of 2017 HD Gaia Sprint Wrap-up Slides, which summarize the accomplishments made throughout the week.

The 2017 HD Gaia Sprint has in part resulted in the following publications:

Scientific Organizing Committee

Local Organizing Committee


We ask that any publications that were started or worked on during this Gaia Sprint include the following acknowledgements:

This project was developed in part at the 2017 Heidelberg Gaia Sprint, hosted by the Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Heidelberg.

This work has made use of data from the European Space Agency (ESA) mission Gaia (, processed by the Gaia Data Processing and Analysis Consortium (DPAC, Funding for the DPAC has been provided by national institutions, in particular the institutions participating in the Gaia Multilateral Agreement.

Previous events:

2016 NYC Gaia Sprint


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