Europlanet Outreach & Education
October 25, 2023

A Blink of a Star: An Occultation Citizen Science Project – Europlanet Funding Scheme 2023 Grant Fostering curiosity about planetary sciences and space in general is the basis of the […]

Europlanet Outreach & Education
April 26, 2023

Take a trip to the planets with Bimbim and his team The first three episodes of “A Journey to the Planets” series, the winning proposal of the 2022 round of […]

Europlanet Outreach & Education
September 23, 2022

The winner of the #PlanetaryScience4All EPEC-EPSC Video Contest 2022 is ’29P & Comet Chasers’ by Cai Stoddard-Jones. Hi, I’m Cai, a first year PhD student at Cardiff University. I’m from […]

Europlanet Outreach & Education
September 8, 2022

A Journey to the Planets: how to make children fall in love with space Making children curious about space and planetary sciences through play and puppet theatre is the idea […]

Europlanet Outreach & Education
September 5, 2022

Get creative with Europlanet’s #InspiredByOtherWorlds arts contest 2022 See the winning entries for #InspiredByOtherWorlds 2022! The Europlanet Science Congress (EPSC) 2022 is inviting schools  and space enthusiasts of all ages to get creative and share their […]

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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.

Educational Resources

Europlanet provides resources to support the use of planetary science to inspire and engage students and teachers with STEM.

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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 and support members of the outreach 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 we are also 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 31, 2023

EXPLORE Career Profiles Name: Iain McDonaldEXPLORE Project Role: Lead developer of S-Phot Stellar Scientific Data Application Professional Role and Affiliation: Research Fellow, University of Manchester Nationality: British Current location: Scotland 1. What did you […]

— December 31, 2023

EXPLORE Career Profiles Name: Lian GreijnEXPLORE Project Role: Intern Professional Role and Affiliation: Intern at Acri-ST & MSc student Aerospace Engineering at TU Delft Nationality: Dutch Current location: Toulouse, France. 1. What did you […]

— December 31, 2023

EXPLORE Career Profiles Name: Vix SouthgateEXPLORE Project Role: Communication Support Professional Role and Affiliation: Creative Communication and VIP Manager, Vixen UK Nationality: British Current location: Chesterfield, UK 1. What did you want to be […]

— December 31, 2023

EXPLORE Career Profiles Name: Giacomo NodjoumiEXPLORE Project Role: Co-leader of the development of L-EXPLO and L-HEX Lunar Scientific Data Applications Professional Role and Affiliation: PhD Candidate, Constructor University Nationality: Italian Current location: Bremen, Germany. […]

— December 31, 2023

EXPLORE Career Profiles Name: Andree GenotEXPLORE Project Role: adwäisEO Project Manager for EXPLORE Cloud Integration and Science Data Archiving activities Professional Role and Affiliation: Project Manager at adwäisEO Nationality: Belgian Current location: Luxembourg 1. […]

— December 31, 2023

EXPLORE Career Profiles Name: Angelo Pio RossiEXPLORE Project Role: Lead developer of the L-EXPLO and L-HEX Lunar Scientific Data Applications Professional Role and Affiliation: Professor of Earth and Planetary Science, Constructor University […]

— December 31, 2023

EXPLORE Career Profiles Name: Anita HewardEXPLORE Project Role: Communications Manager Professional Role and Affiliation: Director, Dill Faulkes Educational Trust (DFET) Ltd Nationality: British Current location: Surrey, UK 1. What did you want to be […]

— December 31, 2023

EXPLORE Career Profiles Name: Javier Eduardo Suárez ValenciaEXPLORE Project Role: Researcher on the L-EXPLO and L-HEX Lunar Scientific Data Applications Professional Role and Affiliation: PhD Candidate in Planetary Science at Constructor University. […]

— December 31, 2023

EXPLORE Career Profiles Name: Albert ZijlstraEXPLORE Project Role: Lead Developer of the EXPLORE Stellar Scientific Data Applications Professional Role and Affiliation: Professor of Astrophysics, The University of Manchester, UK Nationality: Dutch Current location: Manchester, […]

— December 31, 2023

EXPLORE Career Profiles Name: Nick Cox EXPLORE Project Role: Project Manager Professional Role and Affiliation: ACRI-ST, Research Engineer Nationality: Dutch Current location: Toulouse, France 1. What did you want to be when you were […]

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