News & Events
— February 12, 2019

Inspiring Stories – ExoWorld Spies An exoplanet project as a vehicle for public outreach! In the second of our Early Career Inspiring Outreach Stories, EPEC Outreach Co-chair Anastasia Kokori explains how the public can become ExoWorld Spies and contribute to missions exploring worlds orbiting other stars. Introduction: Exoplanet research today To date, more than 3.900 […]


— February 1, 2019

New Europlanet Early Careers (EPEC) Webpages Launched The Europlanet Early Careers (EPEC) Network has launched a new sub-section of the Europlanet Society website. The webpages include information on EPEC’s seven Working Groups, details of how to get involved in the network, and early-career-related news. The launch coincides with the announcement of the call for applications for […]


— January 31, 2019

2nd Europlanet Early Career (EPEC) Annual Week 2019 – Call for Applications Europlanet is pleased to announce the second edition of its training school for early career scientists who work in the field of planetary/space science and engineering. Details Dates: 20-24 May 2019 Venue: University of Lisbon, Portugal Deadline for registration: 24th February, 2019 The […]


— January 23, 2019

Spotlight on Outreach – Barrel organ of plate tectonics: an innovative tool for outreach and education. This guest post on the “Barrel organ of plate tectonics”  for our Spotlight on Outreach series has been contributed by by Dr. Petr Brož of the Institute of Geophysics of the Czech Academy of Science and co-chair of the Outreach Working […]


— January 2, 2019

Apply now for the Europlanet Outreach Prize and Funding Scheme 2019! Have you run a successful outreach project for which you deserve some recognition? Or are you looking for funding to kickstart an outreach project related to planetary science?  The application deadlines for the 2019 Europlanet Prize for Public Engagement and Outreach Funding Scheme is 31st […]


— December 31, 2018

Review of Europlanet Highlights in 2018 2018 has been a milestone year for Europlanet with the launch of the new Society and a plethora of planetary activities. Here, the outreach team has chosen its highlights from the past 12 months. December – European Commission showcases Europlanet 2020 RI success Danakil Depression in Ethiopia is helping […]


— December 13, 2018

Europlanet 2020 RI Featured as H2020 Success Story by European Commission The Europlanet 2020 Research Infrastructure (RI) has been selected by the European Commission as a Horizon 2020 success story and featured in an article in Horizon, the EU Research and Innovation Magazine. Links to the article have been promoted through the official Horizon 2020 and […]


— November 30, 2018

Outreach activities by EPEC members The Europlanet Early Careers (EPEC) outreach group has recently been launched with the main scope of bringing the European public closer to planetary science. During the past few months several EPEC members have conducted a variety of outreach activities within their local communities. The EPEC outreach group will keep you […]


— November 30, 2018

Teacher training in Ethiopia: SPACE I – EARTH’S SPHERES workshop This report is by Barbara Cavalazzi of the University of Bologna. The SPACE I – EARTH’S SPHERES workshop was held in Mekelle on 17th-18th November 2018, organised by Europlanet 2020 RI. It was attended by 46 science teachers from schools in the Tigray and Afar […]


— November 25, 2018

European contributions to the InSight mission to Mars NASA’s InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport) mission will land on Mars on Monday 26th November at 19:53 GMT. Two of the mission’s three instruments are European-led: The SEIS seismometer is led by Philippe Lognonné of the Institute of Earth Physics of Paris (IPGP), […]