News & Events
— April 17, 2019

ARIEL Data Challenge Series launched to build global community for exoplanet data solutions Outcomes from ARIEL Data Challenges to be discussed at the EPSC-DPS Joint Meeting 2019 ARIEL, a mission to make the first large-scale survey of exoplanet atmospheres, has launched a global competition series to find innovative solutions for the interpretation and analysis of […]


— April 12, 2019

A place where people are fighting for knowledge In this EPEC Inspiring Outreach Story, Anna Łosiak of the University of Exeter boldly goes where science meets fantasy in the magical world of comic-cons. There are places on this Earth where people are really determined to learn about science. Really, really determined. They not only spend […]


— April 10, 2019

Announcement of venues for EPSC 2020 and EPSC 2021 The EPSC Executive Committee, on behalf of the Europlanet Society,  is delighted to announce the selection of venues for the European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC) in 2020 and 2021: EPSC 2020 will be held at the Palacio de Exposiciones y Congresos de Granada, Spain, from Sunday 27th September […]


— April 4, 2019

Translated Europlanet videos released We are excited to announce that our animated videos (‘Jupiter and its Icy Moons‘, ‘Astrobiology – Life in the Universe‘ and ‘Space Detectives – the Case of the Rocks from Space‘) have been translated into French, German, Spanish and Italian! Now, with videos in a multitude of European languages we hope […]


— March 28, 2019

From the desert of Ethiopia to other worlds This interview by Livia Giacomini with the geologist, Barbara Cavalazzi, was first published in Italian on the MEDIA INAF site on 22 March 2019 and is reproduced with kind permission. Barbara Cavalazzi has just returned from the desert of Ethiopia for the first “Afar Desert Class”, an […]


— March 23, 2019

Postponed – Europlanet Webinar: Volcanism on Io 25 March, 14:30 GMT / 15: 30 CET – This  webinar has been postponed due to unforseen circumstances. We will  publish dates and times for the rescheduled event as soon as possible. For our March Webinar, Dr Ashley Davies will tell us how volcanoes helped transform the surfaces […]


— March 12, 2019

Inspiring stories – Back home, back in time In the third of our Early Career Inspiring Outreach Stories, Erica Luzzi of Jacobs University Bremen shares her impressions of revisiting her old school. A very long time has passed since the last time I was in my old school. That’s where I decided to start my outreach […]


— February 28, 2019

Europlanet Summer School 2019 – Registration now open Are you an early career researcher or amateur astronomer that would like to develop your science communication skills, as well as learning more about making ground-based observations in support of space missions? Europlanet 2020 (RI) and the Molėtai Astronomical Observatory (ITPA VU) are pleased to announce that […]


— February 26, 2019

Call for the Farinella Prize 2019 launched. The call for the Farinella Prize 2019 has been announced. The ninth Paolo Farinella Prize will be awarded to a young scientist with outstanding contributions in the field of planetary science concerning “The Trans-Neptunian Population”. The prize is supported by the University of Pisa and by IAPS-INAF (Rome). The award […]


— 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 […]