Gaia will eventually generate astrometric information, including parallax, for 2 billion stars. A lot of these distance estimates will be very noisy. I will talk about our work on using data-driven models to make these distance estimates more precise, to help improve Gaia's general goals of mapping out structures in the Milky Way.
Distances to Gaia Stars
Lauren Anderson (Flatiron Institute)
Thursday, October 12, 2017