News & Events
— 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 […]


— May 7, 2018

Concert with commentary: William Herschel, the Astronomer Composer The 2012 winner of the Europlanet Prize for Public Engagement, Yaël Nazé, will be providing scientific commentaries on a special concert of works by the astronomer and composer, William Herschel, performed by the Chamber Orchestra of Liège on 14th May at the Théâtre de Liège. William Herschel was born […]


— May 3, 2018

Register now: Touching the Planets, Evaluating Excellence – Europlanet Outreach Workshop Registration is now open for the Europlanet outreach workshop: “Touching the Planets, Evaluating Excellence”, which will be held in Athens on July 2-3, 2018. This year, the workshop will target primarily (but not exclusively) an audience of amateur astronomers and will focus on evaluation […]


— April 26, 2018

Europlanet webinar: “Exploring Mars on Earth”, with Joao Lousada, Austrian Space Forum (OeWF) 30 April 2018, 12:00 GMT / 14:00 CEST Webinar link: https://zoom.us/j/862401984 Link for registration and to ask questions https://goo.gl/forms/zcE7muAVoxEHk4Vo1 Mars is one of the most interesting places in our Solar System when it comes to looking for life outside of our planet. In […]


— April 23, 2018

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. Following the inception of the Europlanet Diversity Working Group (DWG) after the European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC)  in 2017 in Latvia, our newly formed group came up with […]


— April 18, 2018

Nominations for the 8th Paolo Farinella Prize now open A call for nominations has been issued for the 8th Paolo Farinella Prize. This year, the Prize will be awarded to a researcher working in the field of “Giant planets satellite systems”. The candidates should have international and interdisciplinary collaborations and should be not older than […]


— April 18, 2018

Extreme environment of Danakil Depression sheds light on Mars, Titan and nuclear waste Europlanet 2020 RI Press release The Danakil Depression in Ethiopia is a spectacular, hostile environment that may resemble conditions encountered on Mars and Titan – as well as in sites containing nuclear waste. From 20-28 January 2018, five teams of researchers and […]