Abstract: The ESA mission Gaia is a game-changer in Galactic astrophysics. Stellar clusters, and in particular open clusters are benefiting from Gaia results, especially in combination with ground based spectroscopic surveys. I will present some of the most recent results obtained with this synergy, seen with the eyes of an observer.
bio: AB obtained a PhD in Astronomy at the Department of Astronomy of the University of Bologna. After a post-doc in Tucson she has worked for the Bologna Observatory, which later became part of INAF (National Astrophysical Institute). She is working on resolved stellar populations, with a particular interest for stellar clusters, both globular and open. She is part of the Gaia DPAC, of the Gaia-ESO public spectroscopic survey, and of the WEAVE survey.