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Year 2024

14th European Lunar Symposium (June 16-21), Dumfries, Scotland.

We’re delighted to be hosting the lunar community in beautiful Dumfries and Galloway and would like to draw your attention to two important events on the 22nd of February: 1) an online information session and Q&A at 3:45 pm GMT and 2) extended abstract submission deadline.

1) The online session (3.45 GMT): We’ll introduce you to the region and tell you why it’s a perfect fit for ELS, giving you a sense of what to expect from the exciting programme we have lined up. You’ll also have a chance to meet some of the key partners involved in the event, and a chance to ask any questions.

So if you’re coming in June and want to find out more, or if you’re still deciding, please do come along and join us for this online session. It’s not to be missed!

If you’re interested, please register via the Eventbrite link.
2) Abstract deadline extended: Please note that the abstract submission deadline will be extended to Feb 22nd.

The entire conference information can be accessed at Be kindly reminded that the accommodation in this area gets quickly booked out, so we encourage you to proceed with the travel arrangements for the upcoming ELS 2024. ELS organizing committee

Year 2023

55th Annual Division for Planetary Sciences (DPS) meeting joint with the Europlanet Science Congress (EPSC)


Join us 1-6 October in San Antonio, Texas for the 55th Annual Division for Planetary Sciences (DPS) meeting joint with the Europlanet Science Congress (EPSC).

Marriott Rivercenter, 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205
Tel: (210) 223-1000

Located in the heart of downtown San Antonio, the meeting venue is along the historic Riverwalk and within walking distance of numerous food & entertainment, museum, cultural, and historic site offerings such as The Alamo.

Upcoming Deadlines

6 July: Abstracts due
6 July: Workshop proposals due
14 July: Splinter Meeting proposals due
8 September: Hotel reservation deadline

IAU Symposium 385 “Astronomy and Satellite Constellations: Pathways Forward”.  La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain

 October 2 – 6, 2023 

 The symposium is planned as a dedicated space where astronomers, industry, space lawyers and other interested stakeholders can share the current status of their work with respect to large satellite constellations and their impact on astronomy and the night sky. Through presentations, and panel discussions and networking, the current status of studies, observations and mitigations will be explored and gaps addressed to help define further the pathways forward.   See for the full information, including registration, abstract submission and fees payment. 

Roman Science Inspired by Emerging JWST Results

20-23 June 2023 at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, MD, USA. The meeting is hybrid.

The Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope will provide a simultaneous field of view 100 times larger than that of JWST and 200 times larger than that of HST+WFC3/IR, a sensitivity and resolution similar to that of HST, and incredible survey speeds. The first year of science from JWST is already providing transformative scientific results on a wide range of topics that are relevant for Roman and that are synergistic with Roman’s survey capabilities. Together, Roman and JWST will operate in tandem not only with Hubble, but also with Rubin, Euclid, and other ground-based and space-based facilities of the 2020s.

This conference will focus on how emerging results from JWST are reshaping the scientific landscape and how this impacts the planning for Roman surveys. In concordance with the broad range of astrophysics addressed by both missions, we welcome contributions on all scientific topics connected to this theme, from solar system objects and exoplanets, to nearby galaxies, to the search for the first stars and galaxies, and everything in between. 

The meeting is hybrid: we will welcome participants in person in the Muller Auditorium in Baltimore, are planning an active virtual participation option, and will be live-streaming presentations. A Science Writer’s Workshop will occur concurrent to the science program as well as a coordinated Public Lecture (also live streamed). 

Important Dates:

  • Feb 17, 2023 – Abstract submission opens
  • Mar 17, 2023 – Registration opens
  • Mar 17, 2023 – Abstract submission deadline for invited and contributed talks
  • Apr 21, 2023 – Abstract submission deadline for electronic posters
  • May 22, 2023 – Registration for in-person attendance closes
  • Jun 9, 2023 – Virtual registration closes
  • Jun 20-23, 2023 – Conference

The conference webpage contains additional details and will be updated as more information becomes available.
A second announcement will come in March with more details, a list of invited speakers, and information for registration.

PLATO Stellar Science Conference

26-30 June 2023, Milazzo, Italy

The ESA PLATO mission is expected to be launched by the end of 2026. In this context, the PLATO Stellar Science Conference (PSSC23) is part of the overall effort to prepare the mission, the exploitation of the forthcoming data, and thus to optimise the scientific return of the mission. The conference will befocused on the mission’s core programme, dedicated to F7 to M dwarfs main-sequence and sub-giant stars. The programme will also address the scientific calibration stars of the core programme, in particular, red-giant stars, gamma Doradus stars, and eclipsing binary stars. For further scientific and practical details, please go to the webpage: The registration will be open in the beginning of February 2023. However, in order to help the organisation, we kindly ask you to fill the pre-registration form: that you can also find on the web page of the Conference.

Year 2022

Planetary Systems: The Young Solar System, ICISE, Quy Nhon, Vietnam

June 5-11, 2022
Focus: Our goal is to host a highly interdisciplinary mid-sized meeting of broad scope with highly acclaimed key speakers of international standing. We aim to unite ourselves to discuss barriers to progress, propose solutions and identify and foster future collaboration that will advance our understanding of the young solar system. We intend to formulate a coherent and scientifically sound story on the birth and evolution of the young solar system.

Deadline for submission of the oral & poster abstract: 1 April 2022.
Deadline for registration: 1 May 2022. Find out more>>

Synergy of Small Telescopes and Large Surveys for Solar System and Exoplanetary Bodies Research

August 2-11, 2022

A Focus Meeting to be held at the XXXI IAU General Assembly in Busan, the Republic of Korea on August 2-11, 2022.

This Focus Meeting within two days, August 4 and 9, will promote the complementarity of large astronomical surveys and astronomy done with small telescopes (up to 2 m diameter). It concerns, in particular, the application of big data methods to modern and past sky surveys, small telescope data archives. Contemporary and prospective sky surveys (Gaia, TESS, LSST, etc.), radar, space-borne data allow using these highly accurate measurements for calibrating data measured at the small telescopes, revealing their potential in time-domain planetary sciences. 

It is important to note that the registration and abstract submission have to be done solely through the XXXIst IAU General Assembly website following the General Assembly deadlines,

  • early-bird registration ends on February 28;
  • regular registration ends on May 31;
  • abstract submission for invited/contributed talks terminates on March 31;
  • abstract submission for e-talks/e-posters terminates on May 31.

Year 2021

Europlanet Science Congress 2021

The Europlanet Science Congress (formerly the European Planetary Science Congress) is the annual meeting place of the Europlanet Society. With a track record of 15 years and regularly attracting around 1000 participants, the Europlanet Science Congress is the largest planetary science meeting in Europe. It covers the entire range of planetary sciences with an extensive mix of talks, workshops and poster sessions while providing a unique space for networking and exchange of experiences. Go to conference page.

Virtual meeting. 13 – 24 September 2021

European Astronomical Society Annual Meeting

28 June – 2 July 2021
Virtual meeting!

The European Astronomical Society (EAS) Annual Meeting (formerly known as EWASS, and earlier JENAM) has more than 25 years of tradition and it has imposed itself as the largest conference for European astronomy. In addition to plenary sessions and the award of prestigious prizes, the conference hosts many symposia held in parallel, as well as special sessions and meetings.

3rd Europlanet Early Career (EPEC) Annual Week 2021

EPEC is pleased to announce the third edition of its training school for early career scientists who work in the field of planetary/space science and engineering. Go to the conference page.

Dates: 7-11 June 2021
Venue: Virtual
Deadline for registration: 15 April 2021

The school is organised by EPEC, the Europlanet Early Career (EPEC) network. One of the main objectives of EPEC is to form a strong network of young professionals by organising early-career-relevant events and by engaging in different projects through the nine EPEC Working Groups. The EPEC community aims to bring a young voice into the Europlanet Society to shape the future of planetary and space sciences and engineering. More information on EPEC can be found here.

The European Geosciences Union (EGU) virtual General Assembly 2021

The European Geosciences Union (EGU) virtual General Assembly 2021, vEGU21 session: Machine Learning in Planetary Sciences and Heliophysics. 19–30 April 2021.

Year 2020

Past Conferences:

Europlanet Science Congress 2020 (EPSC) :

* Splinter meeting on Europlanet Mentorship Platform. Thursday, 1 October, 14:00-16:00