News & Events
— November 20, 2018

Europlanet Webinar: Working the Magic of Visual Effects on Raw Space Data Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 13:00 GMT / 14:00 CET There are decades of raw planetary science data available for free download online, through services such as the Planetary Data System, and individual mission outreach websites like UAHiRISE and MissionJuno. However much of this […]


— November 14, 2018

European Science Foundation signs agreement to host the Europlanet Society in Strasbourg The Europlanet Society was formally established yesterday at an official event in the City Hall of Strasbourg following the announcement made at the European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC) 2018 in Berlin. The Europlanet Society is a new membership organisation that aims to promote […]


— November 12, 2018

Europlanet educational partner recognized on 2019 HundrED  list HundrED, a global education nonprofit organisation, researches inspiring innovations in education from around the world and annually selects the 100 most inspiring initiatives. Educational practices had to meet the criteria of being innovative, impactful and scalable to make it onto the list. For the 2019 list, HundrED has […]


— November 8, 2018

Teacher training workshop: SPACE I – Earth’s SPHERES interactions 17-18 November 2018, Mekelle SPACE I — Earth’s SPHERES interactions is the first workshop organized by Europlanet 2020 Research Infrastructure (RI) in the framework “SPACE – Speaking Planet to Teachers Community in Ethiopian“, which aims to bring new life into classes. SPACE workshops will be a great way to […]


— November 2, 2018

Farewell to the Dawn Mission Yesterday, NASA announced the end of the Dawn mission after the spacecraft missed communications sessions on 31st October and 1st November. Mission managers have concluded that the spacecraft has finally run out of fuel and is no longer able to  keep its communications systems pointing at Earth or turn its […]


— October 30, 2018

Spotlight on Outreach – HABIT Tour of Sweden This “Spotlight on Outreach” feature showcases how the Group of Atmospheric Science (GAS) from Luleå Tekniska Universitet is spreading the excitement of their involvement in ExoMars 2020’s HABIT instrument through a new touring exhibition around Sweden . The 2020 mission of the ExoMars Programe will deliver a […]


— October 26, 2018

Europlanet webinar: “BepiColombo Mission to Mercury” with Indhu Varatharajan, PhD Research Fellow at German Aerospace Center (DLR) 30th October 2018, 13:00 GMT / 14:00 CET Registration: https://goo.gl/forms/W5Ba3cD6D9PVruXY2 Webinar link: https://zoom.us/j/377665786 Mercury is the innermost terrestrial planet. Its formation and evolution are important for understanding the formation of our Solar System. On 20th October 2018, ESA/JAXA’s BepiColombo mission […]


— October 20, 2018

BepiColombo Blasts Off to Mercury The ESA/JAXA BepiColombo mission blasted off from Kourou in French Guiana this morning to begin a seven year journey to Mercury. Dr Jörn Helbert, of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and member of the Europlanet team, has been out in Kourou and Indhu Varatharajan, of DLR and Chair of the Europlanet […]


— October 16, 2018

Countdown to BepiColombo Launch! The ESA/JAXA BepiColombo mission to Mercury will launch at 01:45 GMT (03:45 CEST) on 20 October 2018. Members of the Europlanet community involved in the mission will be sharing updates from the launch site in Kourou, French Guiana, and at ESA’s mission control in Darmstadt, Germany on our website, Twitter and Facebook. The […]


— October 1, 2018

Diversity discussions at EPSC 2018 Diversity and inclusion were topics for discussion at the European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC) 2018 at Berlin.  On Friday 21st September, we held a networking lunch where participants were asked to discuss questions on how Europlanet can ensure that its activities, events, facilities and services are accessible and inclusive for […]