News & Events
— 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 […]

— June 28, 2017

“Comets – The Rosetta Mission” Exhibition Curation Team Awarded Europlanet Prize 2017 Europlanet honours team from DLR with Prize for Public Engagement with Planetary Science The 2017 Europlanet Prize for Public Engagement with Planetary Science has been awarded to the team behind the outstandingly successful exhibition, “Comets – The Rosetta Mission: Journey to the Origins […]

— June 12, 2017

European Planetary Science Congress 2017 – 1st Media Announcement The European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC) 2017 ( will take place at the Radisson Blu Latvija in Riga, Latvia, from Sunday 17 to Friday 22 September 2017.  Around 800 scientists from Europe and around the world are expected to attend and 1,000 abstracts have been submitted […]

— May 31, 2017

Special Call – Expert Exchange Opportunity for Science Journalists/Science Communicators/Lecturers in Science Journalism Europlanet 2020 Research Infrastructure (RI) has a special call for the expert exchange programme to invite journalists, science communicators or lecturers in journalism to spend a few days (maximum one week) in a Europlanet 2020 RI laboratory. Participants will be able to […]

— May 31, 2017

Do comets smell like llamas? We’ve been giving out Rosetta smelly comet postcards at the UK Space Conference and asking people what they think a comet smells like. We’ve added the responses to our list from the European Parliament in November and EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) 2016 in Manchester, back in July last year. The answers are […]

— May 30, 2017

Webinar: Saturn LIVE! Europlanet’s May 2017  webinar will address the exploration of Saturn’s icy moons as possible habitats and European involvement in the Cassini mission. The webinar will feature the planetary science expert, Athena Coustenis from Observatoire de Paris-Meudon, France and hosted by NUCLIO. Title: Exploration of Saturn’s Icy Moons as Possible Habitats Date: 30 […]

— May 16, 2017

Cornwall – Sea to Stars Europlanet 2020 RI is a partner in a new project to bring astronomy and geology to one of the remotest parts of the UK. ‘Cornwall – Sea to Stars’ has been awarded a grant of £30,000 by the Royal Astronomical Society as part of the RAS200 Sky & Earth project to […]

— April 28, 2017

Nominations for the 7th Paolo Farinella Prize are now open  **The deadline for the prize has been extended to the 25th May** The seventh Paolo Farinella Prize is devoted to planetary sciences and specifically to studies on the “Physics and dynamics of the inner planets of the solar system and their satellites”. The award ceremony […]

— April 28, 2017

Europlanet Funding Scheme 2017: Successful Projects Europlanet 2020 RI is delighted to announce the successful projects for its Public Engagement Funding Scheme 2017: Planets in Your Hands National and Kapodistrian University of Athens / Department of Physics Award: 7,000 Euros ‘Planets in Your Hands’ is a project to construct models of planetary surfaces in square […]