News & Events
— 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 30, 2019

The Aarhus Mars Simulation Wind Tunnel featured as ESA Technology Image of the Week The Aarhus Mars Simulation Wind Tunnel, which is part of Europlanet 2020 RI’s programme to offer researchers transnational access to state-of-the-art planetary simulation facilities, has been featured as ESA’s ‘Technology Image of the Week‘: Part of Aarhus University’s Mars Simulation Laboratory in Denmark, […]


— May 27, 2019

The first study of ultra-small bacteria living in the extreme environment of Ethiopia’s Dallol hot springs shows that life can thrive in conditions similar to those thought to have been found on the young planet Mars. An international team of researchers lead by Dr Felipe Gómez from Astrobiology Center in Spain (CAB (CSIC-INTA)) has found […]


— May 17, 2019

Europlanet Webinar: Volcanism on Io 3rd June, 14:30 GMT / 15: 30 CET (This webinar has been rescheduled from  25th March) Register on Zoom For our June Webinar, Dr Ashley Davies will tell us how volcanoes helped transform the surfaces of the Earth, the other terrestrial planets, and the Moon. The biggest volcanic eruptions in […]


— 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 30, 2019

Interview with Amelia Ortiz-Gil, Europlanet Prize Winner 2019 In this interview, we ask our Europlanet Prize Winner 2019, Amelia Ortiz-Gil, about the inspirations and motivations behind her work in outreach and her ambitions to make astronomy more accessible, both within the community and to wider society. When did you first become interested in astronomy? “I […]


— April 30, 2019

Europlanet Prize for Public Engagement 2019 awarded to Dr Amelia Ortiz-Gil The 2019 Europlanet Prize for Public Engagement with Planetary Science has been awarded to Dr Amelia Ortiz-Gil in recognition of her pioneering work in developing educational and outreach resources for people with a range of physical and cognitive special needs. Dr Ortiz-Gil has more […]


— April 29, 2019

Europlanet Webinar: Volcanism and Mars Monday 13th May at 13:00 BST / 14: 00 CEST with Dr Petr Brož, Researcher in the Department of Geodynamics at the Institute of Geophysics of the Czech Academy of Sciences and EPEC Outreach Working Group Chair. Mars is a terrestrial planet whose surface was significantly modified by the volcanic activity throughout its […]


— April 24, 2019

Europlanet Webinar: Searching for Life Outside of Earth – Perspectives of Science Fiction vs. Reality Monday 29th April at 13:00 BST / 14: 00 CEST For our April Webinar, Dr Julie Novakova will talk about “Searching for Life Outside of Earth – Perspectives of Science Fiction vs. Reality”.  Julie Novakova is an award-winning Czech author […]