News & Events
— April 18, 2018

Nominations for the 8th Paolo Farinella Prize now open A call for nominations has been issued for the 8th Paolo Farinella Prize. This year, the Prize will be awarded to a researcher working in the field of “Giant planets satellite systems”. The candidates should have international and interdisciplinary collaborations and should be not older than […]


— April 18, 2018

Extreme environment of Danakil Depression sheds light on Mars, Titan and nuclear waste Europlanet 2020 RI Press release The Danakil Depression in Ethiopia is a spectacular, hostile environment that may resemble conditions encountered on Mars and Titan – as well as in sites containing nuclear waste. From 20-28 January 2018, five teams of researchers and […]


— April 12, 2018

Europlanet presents its latest animation: “Space Detectives – The Case of the Rocks from Space” has had its official premiere at 15:00 CEST on 12th April at EGU 2018 in Vienna. Watch now:


— April 10, 2018

Europlanet presents: ‘Space Detectives – The case of the rocks from space’. Europlanet’s latest animated video, “Space Detectives – the case of the rocks from Space” will be premiered at the Europlanet stand on Thursday, 12th April at the European Geosciences Union (EGU) at 15:00 CEST. The video, designed in a film noir style by […]


— April 9, 2018

Europlanet at EGU From 9-13th April, Europlanet will be taking part in the European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2018 in Vienna, Austria. On Thursday 12th April 2018, from 08:30 – 10:00, Europlanet will hold a tutorial session on the Virtual European Solar and Planetary Access (VESPA) virtual observatory for planetary science in room 2.85 […]


— April 4, 2018

Europlanet is committed to building a diverse, inclusive planetary science community in Europe and to ensuring that individuals within that community experience equal opportunity, regardless of gender, disability, ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marital status, age, nationality or socioeconomic background. Europlanet Diversity Working Group Following a ‘Diversity Breakfast’ event at the 2017 European Planetary […]


— March 29, 2018

Are you an early career researcher or amateur astronomer that would like to develop your science communication skills, as well as learning more about making ground-based observations in support of space missions? Europlanet 2020 (RI) and the Molėtai Astronomical Observatory (ITPA VU) are holding an international research summer school, Space missions: ground-based observations and science communication, […]


— March 29, 2018

Europlanet webinar: “Exploring Mars on Earth”, with Joao Lousada, Austrian Space Forum (OeWF) 30 April 2018, 12:00 GMT / 14:00 CEST Webinar link https://zoom.us/j/113627399 Link for registration and to ask questions https://goo.gl/forms/zcE7muAVoxEHk4Vo1 Mars is one of the most interesting places in our Solar System when it comes to looking for life outside of our planet. […]


— March 19, 2018

1st Europlanet Early Career (EPEC) Annual Week – Registration deadline update. Europlanet is pleased to announce the first fully sponsored training school for its new network of early career scientists who work in the field of Planetary/Space Science. Details Dates: 11-15 June 2018 Venue: International Space University, Strasbourg, France Deadline for registration: 20th March (**the […]


— March 16, 2018

Europlanet Planetary Science Resource of the Week Each week from February 2018, the Europlanet Facebook page will feature a planetary science resource for educators, teachers and students. These resources will be high quality educational activities to be used in and out of the classroom. The resources will feature  activities from the peer-reviewed Europlanet Collections published on IAU astroEDU, […]