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April 27, 2016
News & Events
— May 3, 2016

Transit of Mercury – European Events and Media Contacts Europlanet 2020 Press Release EPN PR16 /3 3 May 2016 For immediate release A transit of Mercury will take place on 9th May 2016 from 11:12 UTC (12:12 BST/13:12 CEST) and ending at 18:42 UTC (19:42 BST/20:42 CEST).  During the transit, Mercury will appear as a […]


— April 28, 2016

Dinner debate in European Parliament on the impact of the EU on Planetary Science On 27th April 2016, Europlanet organised a dinner debate in the European Parliament, hosted by Ms Clare Moody MEP. The topic was ‘The Impact of the EU on Planetary Science’. Since 2005, the European Commission has supported the European planetary science community with over […]


— April 27, 2016

A transit of Mercury is taking place on 9th May 2016.  This is a relatively a rare event: there will be another on 11th November 2019 but, after that, you’ll have to wait until 2032! What’s it all about? Mercury is a fascinating planet and the target of the European Space Agency’s upcoming mission, BepiColombo. In the […]


— April 26, 2016

The Danakil Depression in Ethiopia is one of the most inhospitable places on Earth. Water at near-boiling temperatures bubbles up from underground, high salt concentrations create multi-coloured structures, and chlorine and sulphur vapour fogs the air. This month, researchers from the Europlanet 2020 Research Infrastructure, carrying out the first investigation into the site’s geology, mineralogy […]


— April 25, 2016

The Call for the Europlanet Outreach Funding Scheme 2016 and Europlanet Prize for Public Engagement 2016 closes on 30th April. Are you looking for funding to kickstart an outreach project related to planetary science?  Or have you run a successful outreach project for which you deserve some recognition?  Applications are now open for the Europlanet Outreach Funding […]