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Asteroid Photometry
Virtual Summer School, August 16 – 27, 2021

Europlanet 2024 Research Infrastructure project and the Molėtai Astronomical Observatory of Vilnius University, Lithuania are pleased to announce the international research summer school „Asteroid Photometry“.

Participants that will show acceptable results on their assignments will get a diploma with 2.5 ECTS credits, which may be used as part of their degree studies at their home universities.

The school is financed by the European Commission HORIZON 2020 project EUROPLANET 2024 Research Infrastructure.

The deadline for application is 15 June 2021 23:59:00 UTC.

Notifications of acceptance by 30 June 2021 23:59:00 UTC.



  • Any student preparing his PhD thesis in Astronomy, Geology, Chemistry, Biology or History/Philosophy of sciences in France or any other country.
  • Any students or young scientist wishing to acquire an interdisciplinary training in astrobiology to complete their initial training and to be able to address issues about the origins of life on Earth, its evolution and its distribution in the Universe.

The program of RED’21/Astrobiology Introductory Course is complementary to that of RED’19, however it is not necessary to have followed it to participate in this new school.

The school’s 2021 session will be held online. The courses will be given remotely from June 21st to 25th, 2021.
Registration is free but mandatory.

Virtual OPTICON Archival School Using ESO and ALMA Data

The Virtual OPTICON Archival School Using ESO and ALMA Data will take place 19 – 26 June 2021.

In this school the students will do a project using data available either in the ESO or ALMA archive. The project is lead by an experienced tutor who will guide the students in retrieving, reducing and analysing the data. The school also includes basic lectures on ESO and ALMA, but the emphasis is on hands-on work. There will also be general interest lectures on different aspects of multi-messenger astrophysics, including very high energy gamma-rays, neutrinos and gravitational waves.

Application form:

This school is mainly meant for PhD students, but also MSc students in the later stages of their studies and young postdocs can be considered.

The deadline for applications is Friday April 23, and the applicants will be notified about the selection in late May.

EANA International Spring School: Hydrothermal Vents, May 17th–21st, 2021

Hydrothermal systems are crucial environments for astrobiology: they are thought to be the theatre of life’s origins, host unprecedented polyextremophilic biodiversity, and are key targets in the search for life throughout the Solar System, especially on Mars and icy moons.
Join the first EANA online school to learn about hydrothermal systems from interdisciplinary perspectives at the interfaces of geology, biology and chemistry.
From May 17th–21st, 2021, there will be one talk each day (two talks on May 21st) on a particular aspect of hydrothermal systems.

The school is free of charge and is an ideal opportunity to discover or deepen your understanding of these unique environments.

Application deadline: 14 May 2021 at 23:59 CEST. Registration form

Online Workshop MW-Gaia: Bringing the Milky Way to schools 2021, 2-4 June 2021

COST action CA-18104 workshop on Bringing the Milky Way to schools will take place virtually hosted by Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (Porto) and Vilnius University: 2-4 June 2021. 

Topics Covered:

  • The Milky Way as a Galaxy: the science and research background
  • Dissemination of the GAIA science
  • Bringing the research closer to the public
  • Teaching the Milky Way in schools
  • How to make teaching and science communication more inclusive

Online Mode of Workshop
This workshop will be run online via ZOOM.

Deadline for abstract submission: 14 May 2021
Deadline for registrations: 1 June 2021

Geology & Planetary Mapping Winter School, 1-5 February 2021.

The PLANMAP team, in collaboration with europlanet’s GMAP initiative, announces the first PLANMAP winter school on planetary geologic mapping and 3D geological modelling, that will be held virtually 1-5 February 2021. The PLANMAP winter school will provide an overview of the technical and scientific skills needed by the next generation of planetary mappers.