Europlanet Early Careers Network (EPEC) News
— July 12, 2019

Inspiring Stories – A Space Rendezvous in Rome In this EPEC Inspiring Outreach Story, Melissa Mirino from the Open University in the UK, tells us how she is helping to organize meetings where the public can meet planetary scientists! In February 2018, during the lunch of the first SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch, a group of […]


— June 12, 2019

In this EPEC Inspiring Outreach Story, Hannah Sargeant from the Open University in the UK tells us how she launched a stratospheric balloon with the help of school children in an attempt to spark their love for the space exploration. Since winning the I’m a Scientist competition I did a lot of research into space balloons and how to […]


— May 30, 2019

Report on 2nd EPEC Annual Week The 2nd EPEC (Europlanet Early Career network) Annual Week was held at the University of Lisbon, Portugal from 20th-24th May 2019. 44 early career professionals from all over the world and across the Europlanet community gathered to discuss current and future space activities in Europe. The workshop brought together […]


— May 13, 2019

Inspiring Stories – Doodling for Science In this EPEC Inspiring Outreach Story, Zach Dickeson of the Natural History Museum & Birkbeck, University of London in the UK, tells us how he draws inspiration from the planets! As scientists, we are passionate about the work we do and the discoveries being made in our field, but […]


— April 12, 2019

A place where people are fighting for knowledge In this EPEC Inspiring Outreach Story, Anna Łosiak of the University of Exeter boldly goes where science meets fantasy in the magical world of comic-cons. There are places on this Earth where people are really determined to learn about science. Really, really determined. They not only spend […]


— March 12, 2019

Inspiring stories – Back home, back in time In the third of our Early Career Inspiring Outreach Stories, Erica Luzzi of Jacobs University Bremen shares her impressions of revisiting her old school. A very long time has passed since the last time I was in my old school. That’s where I decided to start my outreach […]


— February 12, 2019

Inspiring Stories – ExoWorld Spies An exoplanet project as a vehicle for public outreach! In the second of our Early Career Inspiring Outreach Stories, EPEC Outreach Co-chair Anastasia Kokori explains how the public can become ExoWorld Spies and contribute to missions exploring worlds orbiting other stars. Introduction: Exoplanet research today To date, more than 3.900 […]


— February 1, 2019

New Europlanet Early Careers (EPEC) Webpages Launched The Europlanet Early Careers (EPEC) Network has launched a new sub-section of the Europlanet Society website. The webpages include information on EPEC’s seven Working Groups, details of how to get involved in the network, and early-career-related news. The launch coincides with the announcement of the call for applications for […]


— January 31, 2019

2nd Europlanet Early Career (EPEC) Annual Week 2019 – Call for Applications Europlanet is pleased to announce the second edition of its training school for early career scientists who work in the field of planetary/space science and engineering. Details Dates: 20-24 May 2019 Venue: University of Lisbon, Portugal Deadline for registration: 24th February, 2019 The […]


— January 23, 2019

Spotlight on Outreach – Barrel organ of plate tectonics: an innovative tool for outreach and education. This guest post on the “Barrel organ of plate tectonics”  for our Spotlight on Outreach series has been contributed by by Dr. Petr Brož of the Institute of Geophysics of the Czech Academy of Science and co-chair of the Outreach Working […]