News & Events
— February 28, 2018

Spotlight on Outreach – World Space Week and 60 Years of Space Exploration The Astrophysics, Astronomy and Mechanics Department of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens organised two large-scale events for young and old to celebrate some space milestones. World Space Week 2017 On Sunday 8th October, 2017, more than 200 people attended an event […]

— February 23, 2018

Europlanet webinar: “Back to the Moon”, with James Carpenter, European Space Agency (ESA) 5 March 2018, 14:00 GMT / 15:00 CET Webinar link: Register and submit questions: As Apollo and Luna programmes in the USA and the Soviet Union drew to a close, an era in Solar System exploration came to an end. […]

— February 23, 2018

Being an early career academic researcher, whether you are a doctoral student or research staff, can be challenging: should you pursue further academic research? What skills will help you progress in an academic career? What other career options are open to you? In this course you will find answers to these questions and more, considering […]

— February 7, 2018

Europlanet 2020 RI Press Release Creating a hotspot for understanding Venus – the Planetary Spectroscopy Laboratory A new simulation facility at the Planetary Spectroscopy Laboratory of the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) could help revolutionise our understanding of the hot, hidden surface of Venus. The Planetary Spectroscopy Laboratory (PSL) can […]

— January 30, 2018

We regret to inform you that this special webinar has been cancelled to a technical issue at the Oman desert centre. We will try to organise another webinar end of February. Stay tuned! AMADEE-18 is a Mars analogue mission by the Austrian Space Forum in partnership with the Oman National Steering Committee for AMADEE-18. During February, a small field […]

— January 26, 2018

Announcing the winners of the Astrobiology Poster Giveaway! From 20-31 December 2017, we ran a giveaway of four posters relating to our astrobiology video. We are delighted to announce the winners! The winners on each social media platform were chosen in a randomised process.  Each winner will receive a set of four posters by post. Winners on […]

— January 22, 2018

Europlanet Webinar: “Creating a hotspot for understanding Venus – the Planetary Emissivity Laboratory” with Dr Dr Jörn Helbert. 30th January 2018, 14:00 GMT / 15:00 CET Register at Although Venus is a similar size to Earth and sometimes called its twin planet, it’s a very different place. Venus is surrounded by a thick atmosphere of mainly […]

— January 10, 2018

PicSat prepares for launch. French nanosatellite to demonstrate capabilities for exoplanet observations. PicSat, a French nanosatellite designed to study the young planetary system Beta-Pictoris, is preparing for launch this Friday morning, 12th January 2018, at 3:58 UTC (watch livestream). Constructed of three 10-cm cubes and holding a telescope of just 5cm diameter coupled to an […]

— December 27, 2017

Review of Europlanet Highlights in 2017 It’s been another busy year for Europlanet. Here are the outreach team’s picks of some of the project highlights from the past 12 months. December – Europlanet steers a path to the future The first meeting of a Steering Group that will oversee the establishment of a new Europlanet […]

— December 20, 2017

Season’s Greetings from all the team at Europlanet and best wishes for 2018!