News & Events
— August 31, 2016

Calls for the EPN2020 Exchange Programme are now open. This programme will provide funding for short visits to improve infrastructure facilities and services offered to the scientific community by the EPN2020 participant laboratories or institutes. Its main objectives are: Support the integration of the inclusiveness states with the European planetary community; Support and engage young […]

— August 16, 2016

First Media Invitation: AAS Division for Planetary Sciences & European Planetary Science Congress meet together in Pasadena, California, 16-21 October 2016 As they do every few years, the Division for Planetary Sciences (DPS) of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) and the European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC) will hold their annual meetings together in 2016. The […]

— August 1, 2016

University of Athens Observatory – Public Outreach Since 2000 the University of Athens Observatory (UOAO) has maintained the goal of making astronomy accessible to the public and students alike through activities and public events. Every month the Observatory provides lectures on astronomical topics as well as  observing sessions affording people the opportunity to get acquainted with current discoveries in astronomical […]

— August 1, 2016

Outreach, innovation, training and making new friends…  Outreach has been a core part of Europlanet since the project started in 2005, but our activities are just a tiny part of a huge community of enthusiastic and dedicated science communicators across Europe doing fantastic work to engage members of the public, schools and teachers with planetary science. […]

— July 27, 2016

Europlanet has had a busy time at the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) 2016 in Manchester! We’ve been asking two important questions: What do you think a comet smells like? Worked metal and fried meat. Old Chanel. Carbon. The Jorvik Viking Centre. Cut grass. Talcum powder. A car air freshener that’s been run over by a […]

— July 5, 2016

Celebrating Juno’s arrival at Jupiter:  Tuesday, 5 July 2016, Athens. The Juno mission has arrived at Jupiter!  NASA received confirmation that spacecraft was inserted into orbit successfully on  8:53pm PDT, 4th July (3:53 UTC, 5th July) 2016.  Join us tonight for a free public event in Athens to celebrate.  If you can’t make it in person, watch live via Google Hangout. When: […]

— June 30, 2016

Bright spots on the dwarf planet Ceres are rich in carbonate minerals, according to a new study led by IAPS-INAF in Italy using data collected with the VIR spectrometer onboard NASA’s Dawn mission. The findings suggest that liquid water has been present beneath the surface of the dwarf planet relatively recently in geological terms. The […]

— June 29, 2016

Juno: Countdown to Jupiter Orbital Insertion Manoeuvre NASA’s Juno mission will arrive at Jupiter early in the morning of 5th July 2016. The goal of the Juno mission is to understand the origins and evolution of the giant planet. Jupiter is thought to be the first planet to have formed in our Solar System, but […]

— June 29, 2016

Original press release on the University of Liège website (in French): On July 5, 2016, at 5:18 am (CET), NASA’s Juno interplanetary probe will be inserted into orbit around Jupiter, after a journey of five years. The University of Liège (ULg) has two direct involvements in this major mission to further our knowledge of the Solar System: […]

— June 29, 2016

European involvement in the Juno mission (Europlanet 2020 Press Release EPN PR16/6) 29 June 2016 NASA’s Juno mission will arrive at Jupiter and begin its orbit insertion manoeuvre at 4:18 am BST (5:18 am CEST) on the morning of 5th July 2016. Juno’s goals are to study Jupiter’s gravitational field, inner structure, deep atmospheric composition […]