CoLiTec and Gaia-FUN-SSO 3 2014 International Workshop

From 24 to 26 November 2014 in Paris (France) was an Gaia-FUN-SSO 3 2014 International Workshop on the basis of the Paris Observatory.

Gaia-FUN-SSO 3 2014 International Workshop

Paris Observatory is the oldest one in the Europe. Paris geographical meridian (Greenwich) passes along the observatory building. It is the beginning of reference geographical longitude; is the average of the zero meridian of the zero time zone. Local average solar time at the Greenwich meridian is widely used in astronomy (for synchronizing Universal Time). In the XIX century in observatory established three telescopes, which are now shown to tourists. Also in the museum you can see the masterpieces of instrumental collections that have been used by scientists of earlier centuries.

Paris Observatory Paris geographical meridian (Greenwich) Sergii Khlamov in Paris Observatory

Gaia-FUN-SSO 3 2014 International Workshop – a very important event for researchers. CoLiTec development team also participated in the seminar. This is the second participation of project. At first project manager of CoLiTec Vadym Savanevych visited Gaia-FUN-SSO 2012 Workshop (CoLiTec and Gaia-FUN-SSO 2012 Workshop). This time Sergii Khlamov, software development Team Lead of CoLiTeс with perfect report took a part of workshop. Sergii’s report mainly focused on the Precision of astrometry measurements made using CoLiTeс software for asteroids survey. The report and presentation aroused a great interest.

Sergii also had the opportunity to personally meet with Daniel Hestroffer, IMCCE, – director of the Paris Observatory and William Thuillot, IMCCE – the main organizer of the conference Gaia-FUN-SSO 3 2014 International Workshop.

Sergii Khlamov and Daniel Hestroffer Sergii Khlamov and William Thuillot

International workshop was mainly devoted to the work of the Gaia telescope and discussion about methods & tools of research. Gaia satellite telescope was launched on 19 December 2013. In previous years, the activities of the telescope has been organized through the network settings on Gaia-FUN-SSO. Telescope activities coordinated by central unit at IMCCE, Paris Observatory. GAIA satellite telescope was created by the company «Astrium» using the latest technologies and approaches that exist today in the space sector. The main task for “GAIA” – is astronomical observations. On board the “GAIA” telescope is set a few billionths of megapixel camera, which is already a very big digital camera ever created. The camera is with 106 separate electronic detectors assembled into a mosaic. This camera is also called ultra-sensitive eyes. This camera can record (see the) stars, which are 400,000 times weaker than those stars who can see the human eyes.

Sergii Khlamov in Paris Observatory Sergii Khlamov in Paris Observatory Sergii Khlamov Sergii Khlamov
Sergii Khlamov, Irina Belska, Vladimir Trojansky and Yurij Krugly in Paris Observatory Vladimir Trojansky, Sergii Khlamov, Elena Pavlova, Irina Belska, Daniel Hestroffer and Yevgeniya Sybiryakova in Paris Observatory Sergii Khlamov in Paris Observatory Sergii Khlamov in Paris Observatory


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