ESA Gaia Mission - Background and Teacher's Guide

The Gaia spacecraft is a European Space Agency mission to map one billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy.

This resource includes a teacher’s guide, with suggested teaching sequence for the resource, and background information for both the teacher and student on the Gaia mission.  It also includes an introduction to Hubble’s Law and Type Ia and Type II supernovae. 2 careers profiles from astronomers in Cambridge who are working on the Gaia mission are also provided.



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