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Besançon Astronomers Finds intriguing chemical anomalies in a giant star wandering among the Milky Way

Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ and SDSS collaboration

Gaia’s first sky map

Besancon researchers of UTINAM Institute and Observatory of Earth Sciences THETA Franche-Comté Bourgogne are part of this incredible adventure since its beginning over 15 years .
© ESA Gaia DPAC

New Distant Dwarf Planet Beyond Neptune

Jean-Marc Petit, astrophysicist at UTINAM Institute, contributed to the discovery of a dwarf planet among the small icy worlds beyond Neptune.
© Michele Bannister

A new heart for the Gaia Object Generator

The first Gaia data release is imminent and it is going to revolutionize the study of the Galactic structure and evolution. As part of its preparation, the Data Processing and Analysis Consortium (DPAC) Coordinate Unit 9 is in charge to guarantee that the data has passed a set of quality tests.

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Post-doctoral position on the CS-Pulsar project

18 month duration contract, starting between September 1st, 2016 and February 1st, 2017