News & Events
— January 21, 2020

First Announcement and Call-for-Sessions The Europlanet Science Congress 2020 (EPSC2020) will take place at the Palacio de Congresos de Granada, Granada, Spain, from 27 September to 2 October 2020. The Europlanet Science Congress (formerly the European Planetary Science Congress) is the annual meeting place of the Europlanet Society. With a track record of 14 years […]

— January 20, 2020

For the fourth interview in our series of Motivational Journeys, we talk to Dr. Linda Spilker of NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). Linda is the Cassini Project Scientist at JPL. She was inspired by the Gemini and Apollo mission during her early childhood to pursue a career in astronomy. When she joined JPL, she had […]

— January 13, 2020

Inspiring Stories – Motivational Journeys In this EPEC Inspiring Outreach Story, Rutu Parekh, a second year PhD student at the DLR Institute of Planetary Science and Chair of the EPEC Diversity Working Group, tells us about a recently launched EPEC project entitled ‘Motivational Journeys’.  ‘Motivational Journeys’ is a collection of interview recordings which I started together […]

— December 23, 2019

AbGradEPEC 2020 – Registration now open Deadline for abstract submission: 15th January. Deadline for registration: 1st Feburary 2020. The registration for the first AbGradE event in 2020 is now open – a joint symposium/workshop with the Europlanet Early Career (EPEC) Network. The event will take place in the days immediately before the first BEACON conference and will offer young […]

— December 20, 2019

Review of Europlanet Highlights in 2019 2019 has been another packed year for Europlanet, with the first anniversary of the launch of the Europlanet Society, the first elections of the Society’s Executive Board, the completion of the Europlanet 2020 RI project and preparations for a new, bigger and more comprehensive research infrastructure. Here, the outreach […]

— November 22, 2019

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 […]

— November 22, 2019

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 […]

— December 20, 2019

Motivational Journeys – Nader Haghighipour For the third interview in our series of Motivational Journeys, we talk to Dr. Nader Haghighipour of the Institute of Astronomy at the University of Hawai’i. Dr. Nader Haghighipour is an astronomer who specialises in binary star systems and teaches students at the University of Hawai’i, Manoa, USA. In this […]

— December 13, 2019

Inspiring Stories – Astrobites In this EPEC Inspiring Outreach Story, Elena González Egea and Joanna Ramasawmy are PhD students at the University of Hertfordshire and part of the Astrobites collaboration. Here they share with us their experiences writing blogs about the latest astronomy research. Astrobites is a postgraduate student-run blog, featuring short summaries of recent […]

— November 20, 2019

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, […]