News & Events
— 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 […]


— December 14, 2016

Europlanet Webinars – Your Web-Based Link to Europe’s Planetary Researchers Ever wanted to hear a first-hand account of what planetary researchers are actually working on and what their research is all about? How about the opportunity to ask them directly and have them answer your questions? Europlanet is offering monthly webinars with topics ranging from current […]


— December 14, 2016

EuroVenus – Studying Earth’s Twin Planet EuroVenus is a sister-project to Europlanet that focused on studying Venus using a combination of space-based and ground-based observatories. The main space-based observatory used is Venus Express, the European Space Agency’s Venus orbiter, but some other space-based telescopes have been used particularly for observing the transit of Venus. EuroVenus […]


— December 3, 2016

A core activity for Europlanet is to engage with policymakers in the European Parliament and the European Commission in Brussels. We aim to raise awareness about European planetary science activities, how our community contributes to Europe’s role as a world leader in cutting-edge science and commercial innovation, and how space can inspire the next generation of […]