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— August 10, 2017

European Planetary Science Congress 2017: 2nd Media Announcement The European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC) 2017 will take place at the Radisson Blu Latvija in Riga, from Sunday 17 to Friday 22 September 2017.  Around 800 scientists from Europe and around the world are expected to attend the meeting and will give around 1,000 oral and poster […]


— July 31, 2017

In 2002, keen amateur astronomer, Christian Legrand, and software specialist, Patrick Chevalley, started work on developing the Virtual Moon Atlas (VMA) –  a freeware to support observations of the Moon and as a tool for public engagement with Earth’s satellite. Over the past 15 years, the project has had more than 1.7 million downloads from users all over the world and has evolved to include […]


— July 31, 2017

Europlanet Summer School 2017, Molėtai Astronomical Observatory, Lithuania. The 2017 Europlanet Summer School “Space missions: ground-based observations and science communication” took place from 18-28 July at the Molėtai Astronomical Observatory in Lithuania. Students received practical training on making spectroscopic observations of the chemical composition of stars and photometric detections of stellar variability and exoplanet transits. Afternoon sessions included a wide range […]


— July 20, 2017

Ground-breaking ground-based images of planets obtained by Pic-Net Pro-Am team Europlanet 2020 RI Press Release 20 July 2017 – For Immediate Release The first observing run of a collaboration between amateur and professional astronomers to monitor our planetary neighbours has resulted in some of the best planetary images ever taken from the ground. The ‘Pic-Net’ […]


— June 30, 2017

Spotlight on Outreach – SpaceUp London SpaceUp is an unconference, also known as a user-generated conference or a BarCamp. There are no spectators at SpaceUp, only participants. All attendees are expected to give a demo, present a talk, or participate in a panel or roundtable. On Saturday 10th June, The Planetary Society brought together space enthusiasts at […]