The Centre for Planetary Sciences

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The Centre for Planetary Sciences at UCL/Birkbeck is one of the United Kingdom's leading centres for planetary and exoplanetary science. It houses expertise in understanding planets from their deep interiors, through their surfaces and atmospheres, to their space environment.  This expertise is complemented by world leaders in astronomy, terrestrial and solar science, life and chemical sciences.  Read more...

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Professor Andrew Fazakerly presents Professor Michael Arthur with a picture taken by the PanCam engineering model

PanCam takes picture of UCL's Provost

UCL President & Provost Professor Michael Arthur visited MSSL today (6 July 2018), with Dean of Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MAPS) Professor Ivan Parkin and Faculty Manager Donna Williamson. More...

Published: Jul 12, 2018 4:31:23 PM

Cassini and Saturn's Magnetosphere. Credit: ESA

Magnetic field collisions around Saturn reveal planetary differences

Magnetic reconnection – the explosive reconfiguration of two magnetic fields – occurs differently around Saturn than around Earth, according to new findings from the international Cassini mission involving UCL researchers. More...

Published: Jul 12, 2018 2:16:43 PM


ARIEL selected as ESA’s next medium-class science mission

Giovanna Tinetti, a member of the Centre for Planetary Sciences at UCL/Birkbeck, and her team at UCL are leading a multi-million pound European mission to study newly discovered planets after it was selected today as the next European Space Agency science mission. More...

Published: Mar 20, 2018 1:08:00 PM

Dr Ingo Waldmann

ERC Starting Grant awarded to Dr Ingo Waldmann

Many congratulations to Dr Ingo Waldmann (Physics & Astronomy, UCL) who has recently been awarded a €1.5M European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant for a project entitled: ExoAI - Deciphering super-Earths using artificial intelligence. The project will run for 5 years, starting in January 2018. More...

Published: Nov 21, 2017 3:42:26 PM

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Final APEX this term is a Mars double-bill

This week (Thursday 13 December, 13:00, Garwood Lecture Theatre, UCL South Wing) the Astrobiology and Planetary Exploration (APEX) seminar series features two talks by George Cann and Prof. Hilary Downes: More...

Starts: Dec 13, 2018 1:00:00 PM

JUNO JIRAM infrared image of Jupiter’s southern aurora

RAS Specialist Discussion Meeting, 14 December: 30 years of Planetary Astronomy with H3+ 

May we draw your attention to the RAS Specialist Discussion Meeting on 'Thirty Years of Planetary Astronomy with H3+', on 14 December, organised by *Steve Miller (UCL) and Nick Achilleos (UCL). More...

Starts: Dec 14, 2018 10:30:00 AM

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