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GREAT/Gaia at the EWASS - 4-6 Jul 2016 - see GreatMeet-PM9
This is the interactive collaboration area for the Gaia Research for European Astronomy Training (GREAT) networking programme. More information is available at
GREAT Science Meetings
GaiaScienceMeetings - a direct link to all GREAT supported meetings
The following links direct you to key topic areas:
CategoryMeetings: links to meeting pages including the list of workshops and conferences
The GREAT Calendar shows main GREAT-ESF and GREAT-ITN events
GreatMailLists: gives a list of the GREAT mailing lists
For the archive of the messages in the Announcement mail list see the archive page
GREAT Plenary Meetings
The GREAT community will seek support for networking activities in the period 2016-2020 via a call to the upcoming COST action. Details of how to participate can be found on these pages at Great2NetPlan.
Gaia Data Access
Gaia Data Access: these pages provide information on the developing plans for making the Gaia data available to the community. These pages are also the place where the community can input into the design process of the Gaia archive and data access systems, for instance by providing use case scenarios. (Note that you need to be registered with GREAT to see these pages as a member of the ParticipantsGroup - see GreatHome for details on how to register.)
Gaia related ground based surveys
A note on registering for the wiki:
Any user can visit these wiki pages and view them. However to actually contribute and edit the pages - you will first have to get your self a username and login to the wiki.
If you are not logged in you will see that the there is a 'login' link at the top left of the page. Once you have logged in you will see your name there and also that most wiki pages change from being immutable to having options for editing.
The process of getting a username to login needs to be done once:
You'll first have to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to say that you want to register
- You'll then get back instructions with the relevant 'passphrase' which will be required in the next step (we have implemented this procedure to reduce the number of false registrations)
Click the login button and then the link to create a user account. When doing this - you will need to create a username which is the wikiword version of your name - thus JoBloggs.
Your username will be added to the GREAT ParticipantsGroup - once this is done you then have the relevant permissions to allow editing.