EPSC-DPS Joint Meeting 2019, 15-20 September – 2nd Media Announcement
August 19, 2019

EPSC-DPS Joint Meeting 2019, 15-20 September – 2nd Media Announcement

The 2019 Joint Meeting (www.epsc-dps2019.eu) of the European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC) of the Europlanet Society and the Division for Planetary Sciences (DPS) of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) will take place at the Centre International de Conférences de Genève (CICG), Geneva, Switzerland, from Sunday 15 to Friday 20 September 2019. More than 1950 abstracts have been submitted and over 1500 planetary scientists from Europe, the US and around the world are expected to attend the meeting, making it one of the largest gatherings of planetary scientists held in Europe to date.

The EPSC-DPS Joint Meeting 2019 will be the third time that EPSC and the DPS Annual Meeting have been held together. The programme for 2019 covers the full spectrum of planetary science and technology across 58 oral sessions, 2 dedicated poster sessions, around 40 topical workshops and splinter sessions, as well as featured talks from EPSC and DPS prize winners.

An overview of the full programme is now online here: 


A series of press briefings will be held daily during the lunch breaks from 12:15-13:15 CEST (10:15-11:15 UTC / 06:15-07:15 EDT) from Monday-Friday. Tuesday’s briefings will feature the latest findings from the exploration of asteroids Bennu and Ryugu by the OSIRIS-Rex and Hayabusa2 space missions. Other days will highlight new findings about various planets, moons, and small bodies and have updates from the upcoming space missions CHEOPS and AIDA. Press notices on presentations that may be of special interest to the media will be circulated during the meeting. Details of press briefings and webcast access will be circulated closer to the time. The meeting hashtag is #EPSCDPS2019.

Details of the scientific sessions can be found at the official website (https://www.epsc-dps2019.eu/). 


Media representatives are cordially invited to attend the EPSC-DPS Joint Meeting 2019. Press room facilities will be available for the duration of the conference from 9 am on Monday 16 September through to 3 pm on Friday 20 September. Media registration is free. Any bona fide media delegates can pre-register by e-mailing epsc-dps-press@europlanet-society.org

(advance registration is not essential but encouraged). Participants are strongly encouraged to book accommodation well in advance.

The EPSC-DPS Joint Meeting 2019 will follow the DPS embargo policy:



Anita Heward
EPSC Press Officer
+44 7756 034243

LiLivia Giacomini
EPSC Press Officer

Shantanu Naidu
DPS Press Officer

During the meeting, the EPSC-DPS Press Office can be contacted on +41 22 791 9617.



The Europlanet Society, launched in September 2018, is an organization for individual and corporate members to promote the advancement of planetary science and related fields in Europe. The Society provides Europe’s planetary science community with a platform to exchange ideas and personnel, share research tools, data and facilities, define key science goals for the future, and engage stakeholders, policy makers and European citizens with planetary science. The Europlanet Society is the parent organisation of the European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC).

Europlanet Society website: www.europlanet-society.org

EPSC-DPSC 2019 Joint Meeting 2019 website: www.epsc-dps2019.eu


The Division for Planetary Sciences (DPS), founded in 1968, is the largest special-interest Division of the American Astronomical Society (AAS). Members of the DPS study the bodies of our own solar system, from planets and moons to comets and asteroids, and all other solar-system objects and processes. With the discovery that planets exist around other stars, the DPS has expanded its scope to include the study of extrasolar planetary systems as well.

The AAS, established in 1899, is the major organization of professional astronomers in North America. The membership (approx. 7,500) also includes physicists, mathematicians, geologists,

engineers, and others whose research interests lie within the broad spectrum of subjects now comprising contemporary astronomy. The mission of the AAS is to enhance and share humanity’s scientific understanding of the universe, which it achieves through publishing, meeting organization, education and outreach, and training and professional development.