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Europlanet Outreach Newsletter - Spring 2022
Welcome to the Europlanet Outreach Newsletter for Spring 2022. In this issue: Community news:

If you would like to share your news, resources, events, or any other outreach-related information with the group in the next newsletter, please email us!

Updates from Europlanet Outreach

2022 Calls for Europlanet Outreach Funding Scheme and Prize now open     

Are you looking for funding to kickstart an outreach or education project related to planetary science? Or have you run a successful public engagement project for which you deserve some recognition?

The Calls are now open for applications for the Europlanet Outreach Funding Scheme 2022 and nominations for the Europlanet Prize for Public Engagement 2022.

Deadline for submissions is 15 June 2022.

Europlanet Science Congress (EPSC) 2022: Submit your Abstracts

EPSC2022 will take place finally as a physical event from 18-23 September in Granada, Spain. Sessions in the Outreach, Diversity and Amateur Astronomy (ODAA) prgramme group will be a great opportunity to share ideas and best practice for outreach and education related to planetary science, and to discuss how to build a more inclusive community. Submit your abstract by 13:00 CEST on 18th May for one of the following sessions:

ODAA1 Europlanet for Emerging Space Countries
This section focuses on visions, missions, or actions for how planetary science and/or future space activities can address the sustainable development and economic growth of emerging nations.

ODAA2 Diversity and Inclusiveness in Planetary Sciences
This session aims to foster debate about the reasons behind the under-representation of different groups (gender, cultural, ethnic origin, and national) and best practices to make the research environment more inclusive.

ODAA3 Professional-Amateur collaborations in small bodies, terrestrial and giant planets, exoplanets, and ground-based support of space missions
This session will showcase results from amateur astronomers, exploring how their work could provide very valuable data to professional astronomers and offering suggestions on how this collaboration should evolve in the future.

ODAA4 Public engagement via live online astronomy events: Sharing experiences, looking ahead
This session explores one of the many possible ways to showcase science and celestial objects: live streaming events.

ODAA5 Tools, resources and opportunities for education initiatives in planetary science and astronomy
This session is intended to fuel a discussion about  innovative methods of science education to promote teaching and dissemination of science, and involve the schools.

ODAA6 Open planetary science for effective knowledge co-creation and dissemination
This session aims at exploring the current status and the potential for future efforts towards an open and public planetary science scheme.

Europlanet Science Congress (EPSC) 2022: Apply for Bursaries by 18 May

Bursaries are available for amateur astronomers and outreach providers/school teachers attending EPSC2022 (as well as for early careers, students and researchers from under-represented countries). This year, the bursary application process is integrated into the abstract submission form (deadline 18 May). 

Successful applicants will receive:

  • a refund of their Abstract Processing Fee
  • a waiver for the registration fee
  • a travel grant capped at €250, supported by the presentation of invoices/receipts for travel and accommodation, to be reimbursed after the meeting.
Follow this link to find out how to apply and the selection criteria.

Please note that if you are not submitting an abstract for EPSC2022, but are an amateur, outreach provider or teacher (not involved in professional planetary research) wishing to attend, you will be able to apply for a waiver to register at reduced rates. 

Farinella Prize 2022

The call for the twelfth Paolo Farinella Prize is open and the deadline has been extended until 15 May.
The Farinella Prize 2022 will be awarded to a young scientist with outstanding contributions in the field of planetary science concerning “Terrestrial Planets and Super-Earths”, including work on the physics, dynamics and observations of terrestrial planets inside or outside of our solar system.

The award winner will be honoured during the Europlanet Science Congress (EPSC) 2022, and will give a Prize Lecture on the topic of their research

Deadline: May 15, 2022, 23:59 UT.
EPEC EPSC2022 #PlanetaryScience4All

Submit your entries now for the third #PlanetaryScience4all video contest, organised in collaboration with the Europlanet Early Career (EPEC) network and the Europlanet Science Congress (EPSC) 2022.

PhD candidates and students involved in any topic related to planetary science can send a 4-minute video to present their research project. Any type of creative video format is welcome, from Lego movies and animations to more formal presentations. The content should be aimed at a general audience. All videos submitted will be shared via Europlanet and EPEC social media channels, giving visibility for entrants within Europlanet’s worldwide network of planetary researchers, and supporting outreach and science communication.

Winners will receive a free registration to attend the DPS-EPSC Joint Meeting 2023 in San Antonio, Texas or EPSC2024 in Helsinki.

Deadline: 31 August. More information here.

Cartoon Guide to Mars

Who loves Mars? We do!

We are publishing galleries of cartoons on Instagram all about exploration of the planet Mars, created by the brilliant José Utreras (aka Planeta Errante). Enjoy here!



News from the community

Expo Dubai - Light up the sky of the world

On March 16, 2022Let’s light up the skies of the world took place in the Italian Pavillion of the 2020 EXPO in Dubai. The event, organised by OAE Center Italy and INAF, had two different parts: a hands-on laboratory for the pupils of local schools, and a roundtable on the topic Astronomy for Teaching: from theory to practice, which took place both in person and was also live streamed. Read more 

Newsletter image from the round-table  in Dubai. Credit: INAF.

Togo Under the Stars

Astronomy outreach hit the roads of Togo this spring with Togo Under the Stars, a collaboration between the Togolese association SG2D (Geological Science for Sustainable Development) and the French association SpaceBus France.

During two weeks from 16-22 March 2022, a team of six Togolese geologists and four French astronomers travelled around the country, visiting schools, villages and public squares. A full report will be published in the next issue of the Europlanet Magazine, due out soon!



Rosetta Zoo

ESA and the Zooniverse have launched Rosetta Zoo, a citizen science project that invites volunteers to engage in a cosmic game of 'spot the difference'. By browsing through pictures collected by ESA's Rosetta mission, volunteers can help scientists figure out how a comet's surface evolves as it swings around the Sun.
CAP Conference 2022 - Last Chance to Submit an Abstract

The deadline for submitting an abstract for the Communicating Astronomy to the Public Conference has been extended to 14 May. CAP 2022 is taking place this autumn (12-16 September) in Sydney, Australia and online. Professionals from science communication, journalism, amateur astronomers, outreach practitioners, and more are welcome to attend and share their experiences during this meeting. For more information, see the conference website.

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