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— 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’ […]


— June 30, 2017

Spotlight on Outreach – SpaceUp London SpaceUp is an unconference, also known as a user-generated conference or a BarCamp. There are no spectators at SpaceUp, only participants. All attendees are expected to give a demo, present a talk, or participate in a panel or roundtable. On Saturday 10th June, The Planetary Society brought together space enthusiasts at […]


— June 28, 2017

“Comets – The Rosetta Mission” Exhibition Curation Team Awarded Europlanet Prize 2017 Europlanet honours team from DLR with Prize for Public Engagement with Planetary Science The 2017 Europlanet Prize for Public Engagement with Planetary Science has been awarded to the team behind the outstandingly successful exhibition, “Comets – The Rosetta Mission: Journey to the Origins […]


— June 12, 2017

European Planetary Science Congress 2017 – 1st Media Announcement The European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC) 2017 (www.epsc2017.eu) will take place at the Radisson Blu Latvija in Riga, Latvia, from Sunday 17 to Friday 22 September 2017.  Around 800 scientists from Europe and around the world are expected to attend and 1,000 abstracts have been submitted […]


— May 31, 2017

Special Call – Expert Exchange Opportunity for Science Journalists/Science Communicators/Lecturers in Science Journalism Europlanet 2020 Research Infrastructure (RI) has a special call for the expert exchange programme to invite journalists, science communicators or lecturers in journalism to spend a few days (maximum one week) in a Europlanet 2020 RI laboratory. Participants will be able to […]


— May 31, 2017

Do comets smell like llamas? We’ve been giving out Rosetta smelly comet postcards at the UK Space Conference and asking people what they think a comet smells like. We’ve added the responses to our list from the European Parliament in November and EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) 2016 in Manchester, back in July last year. The answers are […]


— May 30, 2017

Webinar: Saturn LIVE! Europlanet’s May 2017  webinar will address the exploration of Saturn’s icy moons as possible habitats and European involvement in the Cassini mission. The webinar will feature the planetary science expert, Athena Coustenis from Observatoire de Paris-Meudon, France and hosted by NUCLIO. Title: Exploration of Saturn’s Icy Moons as Possible Habitats Date: 30 […]