News & Events
— September 18, 2017

European Planetary Science Congress 2017 Press Notice Studies of ‘Crater Capital’ in the Baltics show impactful history Studies of craters in the Baltics (Estonia) are giving insights into the many impacts that have peppered the Earth over its long history. In southeastern Estonia, scientists have dated charcoal from trees destroyed in an impact to prove […]


— September 15, 2017

Professor Nicholas Achilleos of University College London (UCL) Physics & Astronomy has been at JPL for the Cassini End of Mission Event. I am writing this  just after the End of Mission event. They announced the ‘loss of signal’ from Cassini in the last few minutes – and this is the sign of a transmission […]


— September 15, 2017

It’s very sad to say goodbye to Cassini today, but it’s also a chance to celebrate the mission’s many achievements. As well as Cassini-Huygen’s extraordinary scientific contribution, it has had a huge impact on the planetary science community around  the world.  Europlanet is a direct result of the collaboration between the European scientists involved in […]


— September 15, 2017

Final media announcement and details of press briefings at European Planetary Science Congress 2017 The European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC) 2017 (www.epsc2017.eu) will take place at the Radisson Blu Latvija in Riga, from Sunday 17 to Friday 22 September 2017. Around 800 scientists from Europe and around the world are expected to attend the meeting […]


— September 5, 2017

Professor Nicholas Achilleos of University College London (UCL) Physics & Astronomy talks to Europlanet about Cassini’s final days and what working on the mission has meant to him  professionally and personally. On the 15th of September, 2017, the Cassini spacecraft will plunge into the atmosphere of the planet Saturn, bringing to an end its mission as a […]


— August 31, 2017

Webinar: “Cassini-Huygens and The Lord of the Rings” Europlanet’s September 2017 webinar will celebrate the end of the incredible Cassini mission and discuss some of the amazing discoveries Cassini-Huygens has made since 2004. The webinar will feature Dr Sheila Kanani, the Education, Outreach and Diversity Officer for the Royal Astronomical Society and former Cassini researcher, and be hosted […]


— August 10, 2017

European Planetary Science Congress 2017: 2nd Media Announcement The European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC) 2017 will take place at the Radisson Blu Latvija in Riga, from Sunday 17 to Friday 22 September 2017.  Around 800 scientists from Europe and around the world are expected to attend the meeting and will give around 1,000 oral and poster […]


— July 31, 2017

In 2002, keen amateur astronomer, Christian Legrand, and software specialist, Patrick Chevalley, started work on developing the Virtual Moon Atlas (VMA) –  a freeware to support observations of the Moon and as a tool for public engagement with Earth’s satellite. Over the past 15 years, the project has had more than 1.7 million downloads from users all over the world and has evolved to include […]


— July 31, 2017

Europlanet Summer School 2017, Molėtai Astronomical Observatory, Lithuania. The 2017 Europlanet Summer School “Space missions: ground-based observations and science communication” took place from 18-28 July at the Molėtai Astronomical Observatory in Lithuania. Students received practical training on making spectroscopic observations of the chemical composition of stars and photometric detections of stellar variability and exoplanet transits. Afternoon sessions included a wide range […]


— 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’ […]