EPSC
October 19, 2021

Call for Vice Chair of EPSC Executive Committee Deadline: Wednesday, 1 December 2021 We are looking for a volunteer to act as Vice-Chair of the EPSC Executive Committee for upcoming […]

EPSC
September 24, 2021

EPSC2021: Scientists use seasons to find water for future Mars astronauts An international team of researchers has used seasonal variations to identify likely sub-surface deposits of water ice in the […]

Panoramic image taken after sampling of the lunar surface by Chang'e-5. The four dark trenches in the lower right corner of this image are where samples were collected. Abundant centimetre-sized boulders exist on the surface around the Chang'e-5 landing site. Credit: CNSA (China National Space Administration) / CLEP (China Lunar Exploration Program) / GRAS (Ground Research Application System).
EPSC
September 24, 2021

Exotic Mix in China’s Delivery of Moon Rocks  On 16 December 2020 the Chang’e-5 mission, China’s first sample return mission to the Moon, successfully delivered to Earth nearly two kilograms […]

EPSC
September 24, 2021

Europlanet Prize for Public Engagement 2021 awarded to Dr James O’Donoghue The 2021 Europlanet Prize for Public Engagement has been awarded to Dr James O’Donoghue for his work in creating […]

Some of the elements making WASP-127b unique, with the planets of our Solar System. Credits: David Ehrenreich/Université de Genève, Romain Allart/Université de Montréal.
EPSC
September 23, 2021

Cloud-spotting on a distant exoplanet An international team of astronomers has not only detected clouds on the distant exoplanet WASP-127b, but also measured their altitude with unprecedented precision. A presentation […]

Europlanet Science Congress (EPSC)



The Europlanet Science Congress (EPSC) is the major European meeting on planetary science.

In light of the COVID-19 situation, EPSC 2021, originally planned for Helsinki, will be held as a virtual meeting.

EPSC2021 is the second time that EPSC has been held as a virtual meeting. We believe that virtual meetings are likely to play an increasingly important role in supporting our community, widening participation from under-represented groups and tackling the global challenge of climate change. Building on the success and learning lessons from our first virtual meeting in 2020, EPSC2021 will have a hybrid format of live sessions and asynchronous scientific presentations. The ethos for EPSC2021 is to create a simple, flexible, and inclusive virtual meeting that provides multiple opportunities for interaction, scientific discussion, and networking.

About EPSC

The Europlanet Science Congress (EPSC) is the major European meeting on planetary science. Originally known as the European Planetary Science Congress, the first EPSC was held in Berlin in 2006. EPSC is the main dissemination platform for the European planetary science community and is the annual meeting of the Europlanet Society.  EPSC meetings cover the entire scope of planetary sciences and have a distinctively interactive style, with an extensive mix of talks, workshops and posters, intended to provide a stimulating environment for the community to meet.

Future Meetings

  • EPSC 2022 will take place at the Palacio de Exposiciones y Congresos de Granada, Spain from 18-23 September 2022
  • EPSC 2023 will be held jointly with the DPS at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter, San Antonio, Texas, from 1-6 October 2023.
  • EPSC 2024 will be held at Finlandia Hall, Helsinki, Finland, from 15-20 September 2024.
  • EPSC 2025 will be held jointly with the DPS (European venue and dates TBC).

To maintain contractual agreements, EPSC 2022 will be held in Granada, Spain. The 2022 DPS meeting in London, Ontario, Canada will no longer be a joint DPS-EPSC meeting but the 2023 DPS meeting in San Antonio will now be held jointly with EPSC. 

EPSC News
— October 19, 2021

Call for Vice Chair of EPSC Executive Committee Deadline: Wednesday, 1 December 2021 We are looking for a volunteer to act as Vice-Chair of the EPSC Executive Committee for upcoming […]


— September 24, 2021

EPSC2021: Scientists use seasons to find water for future Mars astronauts An international team of researchers has used seasonal variations to identify likely sub-surface deposits of water ice in the […]


— September 24, 2021

Exotic Mix in China’s Delivery of Moon Rocks  On 16 December 2020 the Chang’e-5 mission, China’s first sample return mission to the Moon, successfully delivered to Earth nearly two kilograms […]


— September 24, 2021

Europlanet Prize for Public Engagement 2021 awarded to Dr James O’Donoghue The 2021 Europlanet Prize for Public Engagement has been awarded to Dr James O’Donoghue for his work in creating […]


— September 23, 2021

Cloud-spotting on a distant exoplanet An international team of astronomers has not only detected clouds on the distant exoplanet WASP-127b, but also measured their altitude with unprecedented precision. A presentation […]


— September 23, 2021

EPSC2021: Life support cooked up from lunar rocks Engineers have successfully shown how water and oxygen can be extracted by cooking up lunar soil, in order to support future Moon […]


— September 22, 2021

Exploring Mars from Etna There are many different ways of studying the Solar System and the other planets. Some of them do not require to go to space or to […]


— September 21, 2021

Dashcam Detective Work Leads to Recovery of Space Rocks from Fireball over Slovenia On 28 February 2020, at 10:30 CET, hundreds of people across Slovenia, Croatia, Italy, Austria and Hungary […]


— September 20, 2021

2021 Farinella Prize Awarded to Diana Valencia and Lena Noack Prof Diana Valencia, a physicist working at the Department of Physical Sciences and of the University of Toronto, and Prof […]


— September 17, 2021

EPSC2021: From walls and railings of our cities to…space: the story of Xanthoria parietina One of the main topics in astrobiology is the study of life limits in stressful environments […]