Europlanet 2020 RI Case Study – Isotope analysis for rare samples Innovation has been a major part of the Europlanet 2020 Research Infrastructure (RI), particularly in its programme of Joint Research Activities. In the first two years of the project, Europlanet 2020 RI carried out a rigorous evaluation of the performance of 1013 Ohm amplifiers […]
Europlanet 2020 RI Final Report published The Final Report on the Europlanet 2020 Research Infrastructure (RI) project has been published. The report concludes that Europlanet 2020 RI, which ran from 1st September 2015 until 31st August, has produced a step-change in research in Europe by providing the largest open access research infrastructure for planetary science […]
Motivational Journeys – Thérèse Encrenaz For the second interview in our series of Motivational Journeys, we talk to Dr Thérèse Encrenaz of CNRS/Observatoire de Paris. Thérèse Encrenaz studied astronomy/astrophysics and has been involved in various missions including Vega 1 & 2 to Comet Halley, Galileo to Jupiter, the Phobos and Mars Express missions to Mars, […]
Science on Stage 2019 Europlanet Executive Board member, Livia Giacomini, and EPEC’s Anastasia Kokori visited the largest European educational fair for STEM teachers from 31 October – 3 November 2019.
Inspiring stories – Lecturers without borders In this EPEC Inspiring Outreach Story, Athanasia Nikolaou, guest researcher studying the magma ocean stage of planetary formation at the German Aerospace Centre, tells us how, together with other researchers, she has set up a network that links travelling scientists with local communities. Scientific conferences on many disciplines take place […]
A transit of Mercury will occur TODAY – 11th November 2019. This is a relatively a rare event: the last took place 9th May 2016 and you’ll have to wait until 2032 to see the next one. How to view the transit There are plenty of ways to safely view the transit, both online and through public […]
Report from Diversity Committee Report by Victoria Pearson, Chair of the Europlanet Society Diversity Committee. The members of the Diversity Committee have focused their attentions lately on the EPSC-DPS Joint Meeting 2019. Prior to the conference they worked closely with PCCS (their DPS equivalents) to identify further good practices that could be adopted at the conference. A […]
Impacts of Europlanet 2020 Research Infrastructure As we prepare to submit the final report for Europlanet 2020 Research Infrastructre (RI), which ran from 1st September 2015 – 31st August 2019, we look back at some of the achievements and outcomes. What was Europlanet 2020 RI? Europlanet received €9.95 million funding under the European Commission’s Horizon […]
Motivational Journeys – a new video series from EPEC The EPEC Diversity Working Group is made up of young researchers and scientists who come from diverse environments and cultures. However, we all have one thing in common: we all grew up hearing about how humankind landed on the Moon and this has helped motivate us […]
Inspiring stories – Painting the unseen In this EPEC Inspiring Outreach Story, Mai Wada from the University of the Arts London tells us how she has been working with two early career astronomers to enhance our understanding of the universe. Painting the unseen is an effort to combine scientific data with art to visualise celestial objects, […]
Highlights from EPSC-DPS Joint Meeting 2019 1. The biggest Joint Meeting to date! With 1731 attendees, EPSC-DPS 2019 was the biggest joint meeting of EPSC and DPS to date, beating the records of 1532 participants in Nantes in 2011 and 1400+ in Pasadena in 2016. 2. Prize winners and talks. Congratulations to all the EPSC […]
Raising awareness of the effects of light pollution Among the various forms of pollution, light pollution is one of the least known but still has a major impact on our environment. The excessive presence of artificial light in the night environment affects animals and plants, influencing their growth, interactions and threating the balance of the […]
EPSC 2020 in the Heart of Granada The European Planetary Science Congress 2020 will take place in Granada, Spain from 27 September – 2 October 2020.. Many thanks to the Local Organising Committee for sharing this video with us. We hope to see you there!
2 years Post-doc at Space Research Centre of Polish Academy of Sciences (CBK) Mars is a planet intensively studied by many space missions (ExoMars TGO orbiter, Mars Express, MRO and in the near future in Rover 2020). CBK participates in the TGO mission. The possibility of two-years Post-Doc position concerns observations and numerical simulations of […]