Gaia launch event

Gaia has been successfully launched December 19th 2013 at 10h 12′ 18” CET Revive the Gaia launch: Launch Event at ESOC

Agenda (19th December)

09:30-10:00 Welcome speeches:
  • Reception. Dr. J.-D. Vassalli, Rector of the University of Geneva.
  • Welcome. Prof. Stéphane Udry, Director of the Observatory of Geneva.
  • Gaia mission presentation. Dr. Laurent Eyer.
10:00-10:05 Questions
10:05 Countdown
10:12 Launch
10:30 Aperitif

Venue Location

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Transport

From the Geneva main train station
  • By train & on foot: Catch a Regio train at the Geneva main station for Coppet (departure in general at HH:03 or HH:33). From Pont-Céard (arriving in general at HH:17 or HH:47) go up the road perpendicular to the rails (see the map with walking path). You will reach Ecogia after about 10-15 minutes. From Versoix it’s a little bit longer to walk (~25 minutes).
  • By bus: Take the “V” bus at the Geneva station (Cornavin) and get out at Ecogia.
  • By taxi: ~ CHF 45.-
  • By car: Take the lake road direction Lausanne for 15km. In the middle of Versoix (at the lights) turn on the left direction Ecogia.
From the Geneva airport
  • By train: Train every 15 min. for the main station (Geneve-Cornavin). Change there and see above.
  • By taxi: ~ CHF 45.-
  • By car: Take the highway direction Lausanne, get out at the first exit “Bellevue/Versoix”, follow the lake way direction Versoix (5 km). In the middle of Versoix (at the lights) turn on the left direction Ecogia.