News & Events
— December 13, 2018

Europlanet 2020 RI Featured as H2020 Success Story by European Commission The Europlanet 2020 Research Infrastructure (RI) has been selected by the European Commission as a Horizon 2020 success story and featured in an article in Horizon, the EU Research and Innovation Magazine. Links to the article have been promoted through the official Horizon 2020 and […]


— November 30, 2018

Outreach activities by EPEC members The Europlanet Early Careers (EPEC) outreach group has recently been launched with the main scope of bringing the European public closer to planetary science. During the past few months several EPEC members have conducted a variety of outreach activities within their local communities. The EPEC outreach group will keep you […]


— November 30, 2018

Teacher training in Ethiopia: SPACE I – EARTH’S SPHERES workshop This report is by Barbara Cavalazzi of the University of Bologna. The SPACE I – EARTH’S SPHERES workshop was held in Mekelle on 17th-18th November 2018, organised by Europlanet 2020 RI. It was attended by 46 science teachers from schools in the Tigray and Afar […]


— November 25, 2018

European contributions to the InSight mission to Mars NASA’s InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport) mission will land on Mars on Monday 26th November at 19:53 GMT. Two of the mission’s three instruments are European-led: The SEIS seismometer is led by Philippe Lognonné of the Institute of Earth Physics of Paris (IPGP), […]


— November 20, 2018

Europlanet Webinar: Working the Magic of Visual Effects on Raw Space Data Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 13:00 GMT / 14:00 CET There are decades of raw planetary science data available for free download online, through services such as the Planetary Data System, and individual mission outreach websites like UAHiRISE and MissionJuno. However much of this […]


— November 14, 2018

European Science Foundation signs agreement to host the Europlanet Society in Strasbourg The Europlanet Society was formally established yesterday at an official event in the City Hall of Strasbourg following the announcement made at the European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC) 2018 in Berlin. The Europlanet Society is a new membership organisation that aims to promote […]


— November 12, 2018

Europlanet educational partner recognized on 2019 HundrED  list HundrED, a global education nonprofit organisation, researches inspiring innovations in education from around the world and annually selects the 100 most inspiring initiatives. Educational practices had to meet the criteria of being innovative, impactful and scalable to make it onto the list. For the 2019 list, HundrED has […]


— November 8, 2018

Teacher training workshop: SPACE I – Earth’s SPHERES interactions 17-18 November 2018, Mekelle SPACE I — Earth’s SPHERES interactions is the first workshop organized by Europlanet 2020 Research Infrastructure (RI) in the framework “SPACE – Speaking Planet to Teachers Community in Ethiopian“, which aims to bring new life into classes. SPACE workshops will be a great way to […]


— November 2, 2018

Farewell to the Dawn Mission Yesterday, NASA announced the end of the Dawn mission after the spacecraft missed communications sessions on 31st October and 1st November. Mission managers have concluded that the spacecraft has finally run out of fuel and is no longer able to  keep its communications systems pointing at Earth or turn its […]


— October 30, 2018

Spotlight on Outreach – HABIT Tour of Sweden This “Spotlight on Outreach” feature showcases how the Group of Atmospheric Science (GAS) from Luleå Tekniska Universitet is spreading the excitement of their involvement in ExoMars 2020’s HABIT instrument through a new touring exhibition around Sweden . The 2020 mission of the ExoMars Programe will deliver a […]