The Interactive Books of Gaia

Welcome to the Interactive Books of Gaia:
Here you will be able to read about the history of star position measurements - the instruments and satellites that have helped us to explore and map the Galaxy. There are interactive models of the Milky Way galaxy as well as simulations of the measurement principles. You can also learn about Gaia - the satellite that ESA is planning to launch about 2011 which will vastly expand our knowledge about the Galaxy we live in.

These `interactive books´ are based on the Little Books of Gaia designed by A. Colorado McEvoy.



Choose the Galaxy story to find out about the Milky Way by exploring a 3D model of the Galaxy, choose the Astrometry story to find out about the history of star position measurements and also about Gaia, or choose Search for Planets if you want to know about the search for other planets.

Galaxy Story Astrometry Search for Planets
ESA Science Home page

Credits

See also:

Gaia Home page