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

Inspiring Stories – Sharing Science through Social Media Talking to young people in their own language. In this EPEC Inspiring Outreach Story, Jan Lukačevič from the Institute of Atmospheric Physics of the Czech Academy of Science tells us how to reach out to a young generation with science through social media! In previous Inspiring Stories we […]


— September 2, 2019

EPSC-DPS Joint Meeting 2019 Early Career Programme The EPSC-DPS Joint Meeting 2019 will have a packed programme of Early Career events organised by EPEC, the Europlanet Society’s Early Career Network. All EPEC events are free of charge, and no registration is required, except where explicitly mentioned. Please note that no lunch is served at the […]


— August 12, 2019

Inspiring Stories – Sailing Across the Stars In this EPEC Inspiring Outreach Story, José Eduardo Oliveira Silva from the Observatorio Astronomico de Lisboa tells us how he embarked on an outreach voyage along the coast of Portugal to bring the joy of science to people living on the coast. In August 2016, the Ciência Viva institution […]


— 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 […]