Astrometric surveys: Solving the Milky Way puzzle with Gaia
Leiden Observatory, Leiden University, PO Box 9513, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands
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In this contribution I provide a brief summary of ongoing and future astrometric surveys and then focus on presenting the current status and expected scientific performance of the Gaia mission, scheduled for launch in 2013.
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