News & Events
— May 18, 2016

Jupiter is hit by an average of 6.5 objects per year that create impacts large enough to be visible from Earth, according to preliminary results from a worldwide campaign by amateur astronomers to observe the giant planet.  The estimate was presented at an international workshop on Jupiter for professional and amateur astronomers organised by Europlanet […]


— May 12, 2016

Amateurs prepare big-picture perspective to support Juno mission Some of the world’s leading amateur and professional astronomers are meeting on 12-13 May to prepare for a campaign of ground-based global observations in support of NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter. Juno arrives on 4th July this year and will investigate Jupiter through a series of long […]


— May 10, 2016

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Registrations for the Europlanet Outreach Innovation Day and Communication Training Workshop now close on 30th May 2016! Europlanet 2020 RI’s Outreach Activity is holding two workshops in Athens this July. The venue is the Coral Hotel, close to the venue for the European Week of Astronomy and Space Science (EWASS), which is taking place […]


— May 10, 2016

Austrian Space Forum publishes policy statement on analog research. “Vienna Statement on Analog Planetary Research” aims to strengthen research field. Scientists at the Austrian Space Forum (OeWF) and  international partners have released a policy statement on analog research today. Analog research is a field that studies celestial bodies by looking for comparable conditions here on Earth. […]


— 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 […]