Announcements about summer schools and workshops can be provided by e-mail: mentors@europlanet-society.org

Year 2022


Planetary & Geologic Mapping Winter School

February 7-11, 2022

The second Planetary and Geologic Mapping Winter School will be held online from 7-11 February 2022. The programme for the Winter School, which is organised by Europlanet 2024 RI’s Geological Mapping (GMAP) activity, will include seminars, asynchronous interactions, and individual/project mapping work. Registration will open in mid-December 2021 and will close on 31 January 2022. Materials from the first Winter School in February 2021 (including videos, presentations, documentation and data) are now accessible for prospective participants to browse.
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Online: EUROPLANET TELESCOPE NETWORK SCIENCE WORKSHOP

February 9 – 11, 2022


Europlanet 2024 Research Infrastructure project and the Institute of Theoretical Physics and Astronomy of Vilnius University are pleased to announce the international conference „Europlanet Telescope Network Science Workshop“. 

The Europlanet Telescope Network (EPN-TN), launched in 2020,  is a network of small telescope facilities to support planetary science observations by professional and amateur astronomers. The EPN-TN currently comprises 16 observatories with 46 telescopes ranging from 40 cm to 2 m in size. The network can be accessed free of charge to carry out projects on a wide variety of scientific studies about the Solar System and exoplanets, as well as related astronomical investigations. 

The goal of this workshop is to encourage community-led proposals and to highlight scientific results achieved with EPN-TN and other medium size and small telescopes. We invite interested astronomers and amateurs to participate, to learn more about  the instruments offered, their capabilities, and scientific potential.

The EPN-TN is financed by the European Commission HORIZON 2020 project EUROPLANET 2024 Research Infrastructure.

Sessions will be distributed over three half days. They will be dedicated accordingly: 

  • Day 1 –  Solar System planets
  • Day 2 –  Exoplanets
  • Day 3 –  Minor Solar System Bodies

The sessions will be followed by brainstorming meetings on the Discort platform. 

Registration free of charge and with no deadline. 


RED’22 – ASTROBIOLOGY INTRODUCTORY COURSE

March 13-19, 2022

THIS MEETING IS ADDRESSED TO:

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

The school’s 2022 session will be held from March 13th to 19th, 2022. Registrations 2022


1st Announcement for the NBIA workshop on Radiation Transfer in Astrophysics, June 6-10, 2022.

1st Announcement for the NBIA workshop on Radiation Transfer in Astrophysics that will take place at The Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen, June 6-10, 2022. For further details and registration, please see the website at https://indico.nbi.ku.dk/e/nbia-nlte-2022

Goal
The workshop will focus on non-local thermodynamic equilibrium and non-equilibrium radiation transfer in the context of various interdisciplinary problems in astrophysics, from stellar and exoplanet atmospheres to interstellar matter and supernova, and radiation propagation in accretion and protoplanetary discs. 

Workshop Topics
• stellar atmospheres
• exoplanetary atmospheres
• accretion discs, protoplanetary discs
• spectral modeling of tidal disruption events
• supernova NLTE modelling
• cold interstellar matter


Year 2021


Workshop: Satellite for Space Science and Technology in Africa

Registeration deadline: 12 November 2021

Registration is now open for the workshop ‘Satellite for Space Science and Technology in Africa‘, which will take place from 15-19 November 2021 in Palapye, Botswana, and online.
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Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI) in Japan will launch a new
Master-PhD course on origin-of-life science and astrobiology

Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI) in Japan will launch a new Master-PhD course on origin-of-life science and astrobiology at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. The five-year ELSI course is open for domestic and international students who wish to tackle fundamental questions in natural science such as the origin and evolution of living planets. ELSI will provide financial support (as the salary of a research assistant) for
all the students, except for ones who are going to be supported by JSPS DC fellowships (Japan) or equivalent fellowships.

Orientation webinars:
Session 1 – Thu, 9 Sep 2021 at 23:00 UTC (Fri, 10 Sep 2021 at 08:00 JST)
Session 2 – Fri, 10 Sep 2021 at 11:00 UTC (Fri, 10 Sep 2021 at 20:00 JST)

To join the orientation webinar, please send the following information to <edu-info [at] elsi.jp> (replace [at] to @). The application deadline is 24 hours before the start of the webinar.

Registration:
http://www.elsi.jp/en/news_events/news/2021/elsi_course_admission_briefing_2021


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.


RED’21 – ASTROBIOLOGY INTRODUCTORY COURSE, June 21st to 25th, 2021

THIS MEETING IS ADDRESSED TO:

  • 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:
https://opticon-schools.nbi.ku.dk/other-schools/virtual-archival-school/programme/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


Virtual Workshop on the use of the Europlanet Telescope Network for 
amateur astronomers

On May 15, 2021 (Saturday) we will organise a virtual workshop dedicated to the amateur community which aims to demonstrate the use of the telescopes within the Europlanet Telescope Network to amateur astronomers. The workshop will be held in Spanish and will use the Calar Alto 1.23m telescope for practical demonstrations showing its remote use.

May 15, 2021, 11:00 CEST (12:00 OESZ) – May 16, 2021, 01:00 CEST (01:00 
OESZ)
. Website.


Virtual Fireballs Workshop #1 on Fireball Databases and Machine Learning

The workshop will take place virtually on 11-12 June 2021 and aims towards:

  1. introducing and discussing the different fireballs networks, databases and data formats with a strong focus on its technical aspects;
  2. discussing and exploring the possibilities of a common data format and/or a common entry point to all data;
  3. discussing and identifying machine learning science cases for fireball observations.

June 11-12, 2021, 13:00-19:00 CEST. Website.


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.