Europlanet Outreach & Education
November 2, 2021

6. Испарение и состояния вещества  На этом уроке мы рассмотрим развитие соляных пластов и возможность их обитания. Обзор Описание: Понимание механизма образования солончаков посредством испарения. Возраст: 10-14 Необходимое оборудование: Компьютер […]

Europlanet Outreach & Education
October 28, 2021

7. pH Марса На этом уроке мы рассмотрим pH определенных сред Марса и то, как это может повлиять на его потенциальную обитаемость. Обзор Описание: Изучаем, как pH Марса может повлиять на […]

Europlanet Outreach & Education
October 28, 2021

7. Το pH του Άρη Σε αυτό το μάθημα θα δούμε το pH ορισμένων περιβαλλόντων του Άρη και πώς αυτό μπορεί να επηρεάσει την πιθανή του κατοικησιμότητα.. Συνοπτική Παρουσίαση Περιγραφή Δραστηριότητας: CΚατανοήστε […]

Europlanet Outreach & Education
October 28, 2021

6. Εξάτμιση και Καταστάσεις της Ύλης Σε αυτό το μάθημα θα δούμε την ανάπτυξη στρωμάτων αλατιού και τη δυνατότητα να κατοικηθούν. Συνοπτική Παρουσίαση Περιγραφή Δραστηριότητας: Κατανοήστε πώς δημιουργούνται οι αλυκές […]

Europlanet Outreach & Education
October 28, 2021

5. Соли на Марсе На этом уроке мы узнаем, как насыщенные солевые растворы влияют на обитаемость Марса. Обзор Описание: Понимание перенасыщенных солевых растворов и того, как они могут повлиять на […]

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Europlanet Outreach and Education

Objectives of Europlanet outreach and public engagement

The Europlanet Society’s outreach activities aim to raise the profile of planetary science amongst European citizens, policy-makers, industry and the media, and support planetary scientists in engaging different audiences with their research. The Europlanet 2024 Research Infrastructure (RI) project, and planetary science research in general, are funded through public money and are publicly accountable.

Why engage with planetary science?

Planetary science has a direct relevance to our understanding of our own planet, its origins, its past and future evolution, the conditions needed for life, and threats from our space environment, such as solar storms or Near-Earth Asteroids. Europlanet aims to engage European citizens in dialogue about this research and to communicate the scientific, social, economic and cultural impact of planetary science.

Exploration and planetary science can act as a hook to inspire the next generation to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM). Europlanet aims to create and curate high-quality teaching resources and activities for use in classrooms and informal learning settings.

Outreach Services

The Europlanet Society and Europlanet 2024 RI offer the following services to support outreach and education initiatives within the planetary science community:

  • Training: we run workshops to equip planetary scientists with the skills to convey their work effectively to different audiences. In 2021, we plan to hold a “train-the-trainers” workshop at the Moletai Astronomical Observatory in Lithuania, where we will support members of the community to develop their own training workshops to deliver via the Europlanet Regional Hub network.
  • Best practice: we coordinate sessions and workshops to share knowledge within the community. Our annual meeting, the Europlanet Science Congress (EPSC), includes several sessions related to different aspects of outreach and education in planetary science.
  • Prize: we award an annual prize for public engagement in planetary science.
  • Funding Scheme: we provide seed funding for new and innovative outreach projects.
  • Europlanet Evaluation Toolkit: we have developed easy-to-use evaluation tools to help assess the impact and outcomes of education and outreach activities.
  • Resources: We are collating some of the best outreach and education resources related to planetary science to share with the community. From 2020-2024 will also be developing new educational resources related to the activities of Europlanet 2024 RI and the planetary science community, with the aim of making these accessible in multiple languages.
Europlanet Outreach & Education News
— December 1, 2021

Under the Path of a Polar Solar Eclipse As well as being Managing Director of the outreach company, FTP-Europlanet gUG, Dr. Lothar Kurtze has worked a scientific travel guide since 1998 for […]


— December 1, 2021

Announcing the Contenders for the #PlanetaryScience4All Video Contest 2021 Earlier this year, the Europlanet Early Career (EPEC) Communication working group invited all early career researchers, including PhD, Master’s and Bachelor’s […]


— November 8, 2021

Is it possible to make good scientific communication in a simple and intriguing way? The answer is yes, and Dr James O’Donoghue, winner of this year’s Europlanet Prize for Public […]


— November 5, 2021

Monday 8 November, starting at 18:30 (CEST), a live online event of the EduINAF’s format “Il cielo in salotto“, to celebrate the return to our skies of the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. […]


— November 2, 2021

6. Испарение и состояния вещества  На этом уроке мы рассмотрим развитие соляных пластов и возможность их обитания. Обзор Описание: Понимание механизма образования солончаков посредством испарения. Возраст: 10-14 Необходимое оборудование: Компьютер […]


— October 28, 2021

7. pH Марса На этом уроке мы рассмотрим pH определенных сред Марса и то, как это может повлиять на его потенциальную обитаемость. Обзор Описание: Изучаем, как pH Марса может повлиять на […]


— October 28, 2021

7. Το pH του Άρη Σε αυτό το μάθημα θα δούμε το pH ορισμένων περιβαλλόντων του Άρη και πώς αυτό μπορεί να επηρεάσει την πιθανή του κατοικησιμότητα.. Συνοπτική Παρουσίαση Περιγραφή Δραστηριότητας: CΚατανοήστε […]


— October 28, 2021

6. Εξάτμιση και Καταστάσεις της Ύλης Σε αυτό το μάθημα θα δούμε την ανάπτυξη στρωμάτων αλατιού και τη δυνατότητα να κατοικηθούν. Συνοπτική Παρουσίαση Περιγραφή Δραστηριότητας: Κατανοήστε πώς δημιουργούνται οι αλυκές […]


— October 28, 2021

5. Соли на Марсе На этом уроке мы узнаем, как насыщенные солевые растворы влияют на обитаемость Марса. Обзор Описание: Понимание перенасыщенных солевых растворов и того, как они могут повлиять на […]


— October 28, 2021

Άλμη στον Άρη Σε αυτό το μάθημα θα μελετήσουμε πώς τα κορεσμένα διαλύματα άλμης επηρεάζουν την κατοικησιμότητα του Άρη. Συνοπτική παρουσίαση Plan de l’activité : Comprendre les solutions salines sursaturées et […]