News & Events
— June 27, 2018

Europlanet Prize for Public Engagement awarded to Amara Graps for work to inspire Baltics with space The 2018 Europlanet Prize for Public Engagement with Planetary Science has been awarded to Dr Amara Graps for her far-reaching work to inspire and promote space activities in the Baltic region within the scientific and industrial communities, in education […]


— June 22, 2018

Europlanet Funding Scheme 2018: Connacht Schools Planetary Radio Telescope Network Europlanet is delighted to announce that it will be supporting the Connacht Schools Planetary Radio Telescope Network through the 2018 round of its Outreach Funding Scheme. The project will install eight dual dipole antenna radio telescopes on the grounds of rural secondary schools in Ireland. Each […]


— June 20, 2018

Report on Europlanet Expert Exchange to Athens This guest post is by Prof Lidia Pokrzycka, who took part in a Europlanet Expert Exchange aimed at journalists, teachers of journalism and science communicators. Applications to an open call of this programme can now be submitted any time up until 31st December 2018, with visits taking place […]


— June 19, 2018

Europlanet Transnational Access visit to IPAG, October, 2017 This guest post is by Jacqueline Campbell, a member of the Europlanet Diversity Working Group and a PhD Student in the Imaging Group at Mullard Space Science Laboratory, who participated in a Europlanet Transnational Access visit to the Institut de Planetologie et d’Astrophysique de Grenoble (IPAG) in […]


— June 18, 2018

Europlanet webinar: Hayabusa2 Mission to the Asteroids How do you send a spacecraft to an asteroid thousands of miles kilometres away and return to Earth with some samples? This month Dr. Elizabeth Tasker is an associate professor and science communicator at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) will join the Europlanet Webinar series to discuss […]


— May 30, 2018

Pro-Am collaborations showcased at ‘New Views of Jupiter’, RAS-Juno Europlanet workshop Nearly 50 of the world’s leading observers of Jupiter, members of NASA’s Juno mission team, and citizen scientists from across the globe took part in a workshop at the Royal Astronomical Society/Linnean Society in London on 10-11 May. ‘New Views of Jupiter: Pro-Am Collaborations […]


— May 10, 2018

“New views of Jupiter” showcases swirling clouds on giant planet Members of NASA’s Juno mission team, some of the world’s leading observers of Jupiter, and citizen scientists from across the globe will attend a workshop ‘New Views of Jupiter: Pro-Am Collaborations during and beyond the NASA Juno Mission’ at the Royal Astronomical Society in London […]


— May 8, 2018

Making the Case for Astronomy – Engaging with Policy Makers Last year at the European Week of Astronomy and Space Science (EWASS), we started a discussion on best practice in astronomy-related public and policy engagement. At EWASS 2018, held jointly in Liverpool this April with the Royal Astronomical Society’s National Astronomy Meeting, we held a […]


— May 8, 2018

Expert Exchange Report – Lukasz Lamza This guest post is by Lukasz Lamza, who took part in a Europlanet Expert Exchange aimed at journalists, teachers of journalism and science communicators. Applications to an open call of this programme can now be submitted any time up until 31st December 2018, with visits taking place before 30th […]


— May 8, 2018

Open Call – Expert Exchange Opportunity for Science Journalists/Science Communicators/Lecturers in Science Journalism Following our successful pilot of outreach-focused expert exchanges over the last few months, Europlanet 2020 Research Infrastructure (RI) has issued an open call for the expert exchange programme to invite journalists, science communicators or lecturers in journalism to spend a few days […]