Italy Hub
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 […]

Lichen. Credit: John Brucato.
Italy Hub
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 […]

Italy Hub
August 17, 2021

Dancing around Venus A close flyby of the planet Venus between 9 and 10 August, led to an (almost) meeting of the Euro-Japanese BepiColombo and the Euro-American Solar Orbiter (SOLO) […]

Italy Hub
July 15, 2021

Inspiring Stories – #PlanetaryScience4All: A Video Contest for Virtual Science Communication In this EPEC Inspiring Outreach Story, Melissa Mirino (doctoral candidate at The Open University and of the Chair EPEC Communications Working Group) […]

3) Optical microscope image of the filamentous microfossils. Credit: B. Cavalazzi.
Italy Hub
July 14, 2021

Oldest fossils of methane-cycling microbes expand frontiers of habitability on early Earth  EUROPLANET/UNIVERSITY OF BOLOGNA PRESS RELEASE A team of international researchers, led by the University of Bologna, has discovered the fossilised remains […]

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 (here the Italian webpage related to the 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
— 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 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 […]


— August 17, 2021

Dancing around Venus A close flyby of the planet Venus between 9 and 10 August, led to an (almost) meeting of the Euro-Japanese BepiColombo and the Euro-American Solar Orbiter (SOLO) […]


— July 15, 2021

Inspiring Stories – #PlanetaryScience4All: A Video Contest for Virtual Science Communication In this EPEC Inspiring Outreach Story, Melissa Mirino (doctoral candidate at The Open University and of the Chair EPEC Communications Working Group) […]


— July 14, 2021

Oldest fossils of methane-cycling microbes expand frontiers of habitability on early Earth  EUROPLANET/UNIVERSITY OF BOLOGNA PRESS RELEASE A team of international researchers, led by the University of Bologna, has discovered the fossilised remains […]


— July 9, 2021

Entro il 23 Luglio 2021 è possibile applicare per richiedere il rimborso della quota di iscrizione al congresso EPSC2021 (nel caso di registrazione anticipata), nonché della quota per l’Abstract Processing […]


— July 7, 2021

L’Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI) chiama la comunità scientifica e industriale nazionale a presentare, in un evento interamente virtuale, lo stato dell’arte delle proprie attività di ricerca e sviluppo di tecnologie per […]


— 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 […]