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— February 9, 2018

Europlanet Planetary Science Resource of the Week Each week from February 2018, the Europlanet Facebook page will feature a planetary science resource for educators, teachers and students. These resources will be high quality educational activities to be used in and out of the classroom. The resources will feature  activities from the peer-reviewed Europlanet Collections published on IAU astroEDU, […]

— 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!

— December 20, 2017

Win a set of four Astrobiology posters from Europlanet! Following our successful video on Astrobiology, we have created four posters to giveaway during the holiday season. You can win not one, but all four posters through our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. How to enter? Very easy! 5 Winners on Facebook: – Like Europlanet on Facebook […]

— November 28, 2017

Space missions looking at worlds beyond the Earth Article by Anastasia Kokori, who has participated in a Europlanet expert exchange programme with the department of astrophysics at UCL. It has been more than twenty-five years since the first planet was detected beyond our Solar System. Today, we have discovered nearly 4,000 exoplanets, varying from small […]