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 The Europlanet Science Congress (EPSC) 2022 is inviting schools  and space enthusiasts of all ages to get creative and share their artworks and performances inspired by other worlds […]

Il laboratorio "Accendiamo i cieli del mondo!" organizzato da INAF e OAE Center Italy, svolto presso il Padiglione Italia all'Expo Dubai, il 16 marzo 2022 - Crediti INAF
Europlanet Outreach & Education
April 26, 2022

Light up the sky of the world – Expo in Dubai On March 16, 2022, Let’s light up the skies of the world took place in the Italian Pavillion of the 2020 EXPO […]

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 […]

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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 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
— September 23, 2022

Europlanet Prize for Public Engagement 2022 awarded to the ‘Planets In Your Hand’ Tactile Exhibition Europlanet Press Release The 2022 Europlanet Prize for Public Engagement has been awarded to Dr […]


— 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 […]


— 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 […]


— September 5, 2022

Get creative with Europlanet’s #InspiredByOtherWorlds arts contest 2022 The Europlanet Science Congress (EPSC) 2022 is inviting schools  and space enthusiasts of all ages to get creative and share their artworks and performances inspired by other worlds […]


— August 10, 2022

Outreach and Public Engagement after Covid Session at EAS 2022 The impact of Covid-19 led to a dramatic change in the landscape of public engagement, which overnight transformed from “hands on” […]


— June 7, 2022

Issue 3 of the Europlanet Magazine is out! The official magazine of Europlanet, the European community for planetary science. We are delighted to share with you the third issue of […]


— May 5, 2022

Calls for Europlanet Outreach Funding Scheme and Prize 2022 Are you looking for funding to kickstart an outreach or education project related to planetary science? Or have you run a […]


— April 26, 2022

Light up the sky of the world – Expo in Dubai On March 16, 2022, Let’s light up the skies of the world took place in the Italian Pavillion of the 2020 EXPO […]


— March 11, 2022

Let’s light up the skies of the world at EXPO! OAE Italy center and INAF are organizing Let’s light up the skies of the world! Astronomy for Education, from theory […]


— December 24, 2021

Anticipating Planetary Science with the James Webb Space Telescope What are Jupiter and Saturn made of? Are there still open mysteries about these two giant planets? How will the James […]


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