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— 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 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 […]


— 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 […]