GAIA mission launch is scheduled for 9:12:19 GMT (10:12:19 CET) on 19 December. The launch will be covered live for broadcasters in an open general public session at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA) meeting hall, from 9:30h to 12:00h.
At 19:00h we will go back the Lucas Lara Conference Series with the presentation titled "The measure of the universe. The GAIA mission", given by Dr. Emilio J. Alfaro (IAA-CSIC). Free entry. Place: IAA Meeting Hall.
In addition, a full exhibition about the mission, its features and objetives, will be placed at the IAA courtyard all this week.