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Dried out river valley network on Mars, ESA/DLR/FU Berlin CC

Central Europe Hub

Prominence erupts off the Sun’s surface, NASA/GSFC/SDO

Central Europe Hub

Titan Moon Orbits Saturn, NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

Central Europe Hub

Gaia’s sky in colour, ESA/Gaia/DPAC CC

Dear Central European space scientists, space engineers, amateurs, teachers and students, Welcome in Europe, welcome on our website!

Europlanet aims to open and promote discussion and collaboration between the European planetary research community, research institutes and companies active in planetary research.

We are a group of voluntaries from Central European countries coming together regularly through telecons and brainstorming about possible activities that could promote Central European space research. We are organising workshops and networking events in order to connect industry and academia, to help early career scientists and promote outreach.

The more people and ideas we have, the better! Don't hesitate to join our hub by sending an email to: centraleurope@europlanet-society.org

The member states of Europlanet's Central European Hub include Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia. Further Europlanet hubs can be found here.

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Europlanet Telescope Network

Since this summer, professionals and amateur astronomers have the possibility to apply for observations on the so-called Europlanet Telescope Network. It currently provides acces to 16 different telescope facilities distributed all over the world, ranging from small scale telescopes up to mid-class dishes with 2 meters in diameter. While the situation around COVID-19 still results in severe travel restrictions, this does not exclude observations to be performed at the network: A total of 14 out of 16 facilities are either robotic or provide service observations for the successful applicant, which allows the remote performance of granted projects without visiting the respective telescope.

Interested observers are strongly encouraged to apply for funding to the "NA2 Call for Observations at the Europlanet Telescope Network" and to make use of the remotely available facilities. The application process is kept simple with proposals not exceeding 2-3 pages. Decisions on these proposals will be made bi-mothly and are based on their scientific value but also on socio-economic measures. We, therefore, particularly encourage early career scientists, amateur astronomers, and professionals from under-represented countries to apply to our call.

Further details on the call and on how to apply can be found on the call website. All of the involved telescope facilities are further comprehensively summarized in our publicly accessible telescope table which holds a broad range of information and contact data on all the facilities in the network. If you have further questions on the Call or if you are interested in observing at the Europlanet Telescope Network, please feel free to contact us via na2@europlanet-society.org

Virtual workshop on "How to apply successfully for TA calls?"

Europlanet 2024 RI offers free access to 5 planetary analogue field sites and 35 laboratories all over the world. The call opens on 10th November and closes on 6th January. The list of laboratories and field sites and more information can be found here: https://www.europlanet-society.org/europlanet-2024-ri/transnational-access-ta/

We are organising a virtual workshop on the 3rd December, Thursday, 2020, 10:00-13:00 CET in order to share tips and advice on how to hand in a successful application. The workshop is free, but registration is necessary. More information here.