Europlanet Science Congress 2020
Virtual meeting
21 September – 9 October 2020
Europlanet Science Congress 2020
Virtual meeting
21 September – 9 October 2020

Session programme


PL – Plenary Lectures


This lecture by Amelia Ortiz-Gil, organised by the Europlanet Diversity Committee, will be an opportunity to hear the speaker's story about her life in planetary sciences, her personal and professional challenges, and her work to make astronomy more accessible, both within the community and to the wider society.

Co-organized by CE
Mon, 21 Sep, 16:20–16:40 (CEST)

Life Stories: Q&A session with Amelia Ortiz Gil

Co-organized by PL
Conveners: Lena Noack, Victoria K Pearson, Arianna Piccialli, Rutu Parekh
Mon, 21 Sep, 16:40–17:00 (CEST)

Farinella Prize Lecture & Europlanet Outreach Prize lecture

Tue, 22 Sep, 16:20–17:20 (CEST)

EXO Keynote lecture by Laura Kreidberg

Wed, 23 Sep, 17:00–17:20 (CEST)

SB Keynote lecture by Daniella DellaGiustina

Thu, 24 Sep, 17:00–17:20 (CEST)

TP Keynote lecture by Ganna Portyankina

Fri, 25 Sep, 17:00–17:20 (CEST)

ODAA Keynote lecture "The growing extent of professional and amateur astronomy collaborations in planetary sciences" by Marc Delcroix

Tue, 29 Sep, 17:00–17:20 (CEST)

OPS Keynote lecture by Tristan Guillot

Wed, 30 Sep, 17:00–17:20 (CEST)

COSPAR and its ILEWG International Lunar Exploration Working Group have fostered collaboration between lunar missions. A flotilla of lunar orbiters has flown in the last international lunar decade (SMART-1, Kaguya, Chang’E 1 &2, Chandrayaan-1, LCROSS, LRO, GRAIL, LADEE). The Chinese Chang’E 3 & Chang’E 4 landers and Yutu rovers, and upcoming other landers are de facto constituting a Robotic Village on the Moon. The Moon Village is an open concept developed by the community since 2007 with the goal of a sustainable human and robotic presence on the lunar surface as an ensemble where multiple users can carry out multiple activities. Multiple goals of the Moon Village include planetary science, life sciences, astronomy, fundamental research, resources utilisation, human spaceflight, peaceful cooperation, economical development, inspiration, training and capacity building. Space exploration builds on international collaboration. The Moon Village will rely both on automatic, robotic and human-tendered structures to achieve sustainable moon surface operations serving multiple purposes on an open-architecture basis. We had also a number of support studies and field simulations relevant to habitat design, architecture workshops, ISRU, energy systems, operations and construction techniques. In support of this vision, the ILEWG EuroMoonMars programme since 2009 includes research activities for data analysis, instruments tests and development, field campaigns in MoonMars analogues, pilot projects , training and hands-on workshops , and outreach activities. Field tests have been conducted at ESTEC, EAC European Astronaut Center, at Utah MDRS station, Eifel volcanic region, Rio Tinto, Iceland, La Reunion, LunAres and Stolberg base in Poland , and 5 campaigns (EMMIHS EuroMoonMars /International Moonbase Alliance /HI-SEAS) on Mauna Loa Volcano, Hawaii.

Conveners: Olivier Witasse, Bernard Foing
Thu, 01 Oct, 17:00–17:20 (CEST)