Italy Hub
May 12, 2021

90th SGI Conference WHEN: 14-16 September 2021WHERE: VirtualDEADLINE: 28 May 2021 “Geology Without Borders“: this is the theme of the 90th edition of the Italian Geological Society’s Conference, which will […]

Italy Hub
April 27, 2021

Join our SuperLuna! Observing Challenge Share your pictures and you could win a prize Spring 2021 is a season of ‘supermoons’, with the Full Moon in April and May coinciding […]

Italy Hub
April 14, 2021

Supermoons rising Spring 2021 is a season of ‘supermoons’, with the Full Moon in April and May coinciding within 10% of the closest lunar orbital distance to Earth. These luminous […]

Italy Hub
December 24, 2020

A few days ago, on December 21st, the entire world has raised its eyes to the sky to admire the great conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn, popularly and somewhat erroneously […]

Established in 2018

The Italy Hub was established in October 2018 to promote planetary science and related fields for the benefit of the Italian and European community, within the new Europlanet Society.

Italy is partner of the Europlanet Society collaborating with many different activities and also hosting the Italian Regional Hub of Europlanet.

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Italy participates as a beneficiary of the Europlanet 2024 Research Infrastructure (RI) project with different institutions:
INAF (Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica)
Universita Degli Studi Gabriele D’annunzio di Chieti-Pescara
Università di Bologna
University of Padova

Members of the Committee of the Italy Hub:

  • Chair: Maria Cristina De Sanctis (INAF)
  • Vice Chair: Stavro Ivanovski (INAF)
  • Advisor: Maria Teresa Capria (INAF)
  • Industry Officer: Laura Gatti (ALTEC / Thales Alenia Space Italia)
  • Outreach Officers: Livia Giacomini (INAF) and Federica Duras (INAF)
  • Diversity Officer: Valentina Galluzzi (INAF)
  • Early Career Officer: Alice Lucchetti (INAF)
Italy Hub News
— June 11, 2021

The INAF-Institute for Space Astrophysics and Planetology (Rome, Italy) is seeking applicants for one “Postdoctoral Research Fellowship” in the context of the research project “Modelling of surfaces of solid bodies of the Solar System […]


— May 26, 2021

Wednesday 26 May, starting at 21:30, the largest and most spectacular full moon of the year will be the main character of the first episode of the new EduINAF’s format […]


— May 19, 2021

From Italy to Mars through Rio Tinto The second call for applications for the Europlanet 2024 RI Transnational Access (TA) programme returned a positive response to the Ma_Miss (Mars Multispectral Imager […]


— May 12, 2021

90th SGI Conference WHEN: 14-16 September 2021WHERE: VirtualDEADLINE: 28 May 2021 “Geology Without Borders“: this is the theme of the 90th edition of the Italian Geological Society’s Conference, which will […]


— April 27, 2021

Join our SuperLuna! Observing Challenge Share your pictures and you could win a prize Spring 2021 is a season of ‘supermoons’, with the Full Moon in April and May coinciding […]


— April 14, 2021

Supermoons rising Spring 2021 is a season of ‘supermoons’, with the Full Moon in April and May coinciding within 10% of the closest lunar orbital distance to Earth. These luminous […]


— March 29, 2021

Are you an amateur astronomer, a professional or a simple sky enthusiast? Get involved with An Asteroid for Samantha, the astro-photography campaign dedicated to the return to orbit, in 2022, of Samantha […]


— January 7, 2021

The INAF-Institute for Space Astrophysics and Planetology (Rome, Italy) is seeking applicants for one “Postdoctoral Research Fellowship” in the context of the research project “Analysis of Oxia Planum from remote […]


— December 24, 2020

A few days ago, on December 21st, the entire world has raised its eyes to the sky to admire the great conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn, popularly and somewhat erroneously […]