News & Events
— 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 […]


— April 28, 2017

Spotlight on Outreach: Barbara Cavalazzi, University of Bologna Dr Barbara Cavalazzi is Assistant Professor at the Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences at the University of Bologna and visiting senior lecturer at the Department of Geology, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Barbara has conducted research in many different areas of geobiology and astrobiology, and has organised field […]


— April 19, 2017

Date: 25 April 13:00 UTC Time: 30-45mins Webinar Title: Tales of Geology and Education in Ethiopia Europlanet’s monthly webinar series returns with Dr Barbara Cavalazzi from the Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences at the University of Bologna and hosted by Rosa Doran of NUCLIO. During the webinar, the unique geological aspect of Ethiopia and […]


— April 11, 2017

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, […]


— February 23, 2017

Diamond’s 2-billion-year growth charts tectonic shift in early Earth’s carbon cycle A study of tiny mineral ‘inclusions’ within diamonds from Botswana has shown that diamond crystals can take billions of years to grow. One diamond was found to contain silicate material that formed 2.3 billion years ago in its interior and a 250 million-year-old garnet […]


— February 15, 2017

Want to work in space? You don’t have to be an astronaut! Planetary exploration is a dynamic, exciting field that employs around 5000 scientists and engineers across Europe and has inspired many more young people to consider a career in STEM. Europlanet strongly supports opportunities for young people to build careers in both industry and […]


— January 13, 2017

Workshop: “Planetary Mapping and Virtual Observatory” – Roscoff, France, 19 – 21 April 2017 Mapping of planetary surfaces is well established with both practice and standards. Neighboring areas, from interiors to magnetospheres are suitable for cross-disciplinary science using the Virtual Observatory (VO) approach and tools, specifically targeting Planetary Science (VESPA). The workshop aims at bringing together […]


— December 15, 2016

Europlanet 2016 Highlight Reel It’s been a busy year for Europlanet. Here are the outreach team’s picks of some of the project highlights from the past 12 months. December – Discussing the most extreme environment on Earth A highlight for December was the Europlanet workshop on the Danakil Depression in Ethiopia, held in the stunning Sala Rossa, Scuola […]