Latest News and Events

Astrobiology and Planetary Exploration (APEX) Meetings

The APEX series of meetings is held on Thursdays at 1pm in the Garwood Lecture Theatre, located on the 1st Floor, South Wing, UCL: APEX Programme

Exoplanet Journal Club

The Exoplanet journal club has been established by the Exoplanet and Exomol groups in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

Meetings are run bi-weekly on Wednesdays from 2-3 pm in room E7, ground floor of the Physics building.  If you are interested in joining this club, please contact Camilla Danielski.

CPS News and Events

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Mercury after three-and-a-half years of MESSENGER's orbital mission

Dr Shoshana Wedier (Carnegie Institution of Washington, USA) will deliver this week's APEX seminar. More...

Landslides on Mars

How landslides on Mars might reveal more than they cover up: new insights into Mars' sedimentary budget

In a new paper, Peter Grindrod describes how unique landslides can help to decipher the erosional history of Mars, and the implications for the global sedimentary budget of the planet. More...

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Bioalteration of basaltic glasses/The NASA OSIRIS-REx mission

Anne Perez (PhD Student, Université Paris-Est, Marne-la-Vallée) will deliver the first talk: "Understanding the bioalteration mechanisms of basaltic glasses". More...

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A Martian volcano and the ESA 2018 ExoMars rover landing site

 The APEX Meeting Programme resumes for the 2014/15 year with two Mars-focused talks. More...

CPS news and events

Celebrating 10 years of Cassini-Huygens in the saturnian system

An RAS Specialist Discussion Meeting organised by Chris Arridge (UCL CPS)*, Emma Bunce (Leicester), Leigh Fletcher (Oxford), Adam Masters (JAXA, Japan/ Imperial College), Carl Murray (QMUL), John Zarnecki (OU) More...

CPS news and events

Starship Symposium London at RAS

CPS members with an interest in the very long-term future of space exploration may be interested in the Starship Symposium London event being held at the Royal Astronomical Society on Monday 21 October.

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APEX meetings starting this week 17 Oct

The Astrobiology and Planetary Exploration (APEX) meetings will resume this Thursday 17 October at 13:00 in the Garwood Lecture Theatre (UCL South Wing). The full APEX programme for this term is now available.

The first talk will be given by Dr Adrian Jones on:

     "Lonsdaleite Diamond as an Indicator of Shock in Meteorites"



Iron in the Earth’s core weakens before melting

The iron in the Earth’s inner core weakens dramatically before it melts, explaining the unusual properties that exist in the moon-sized solid centre of our planet that have, up until now, been difficult to understand. More...

Mars, Acidalia Planitia and Tempe Terra

EPSC2013 features on UCL web front page!

Last month's European Planetary Science Congress 2013 hosted at UCL was a resounding success with 960 delegates from 39 countries, making it the largest stand-alone European planetary science conference ever!

Joining the start of a new academic year and a new provost, there is a new-look front page to the UCL website which features a report from EPSC 2013 on the future of European planetary science by UCL student Katrine Iversen and UCL graduate Cassy Fiford.

UCL-EPSC 2013 logo. Credit: Dr. Pete Grindrod

The Planets have arrived in London! EPSC 2013 at UCL, 8-13 September

The European Planetary Science Congress 2013 is currently taking place at University College London, 08 – 13 September 2013. This attractive location will produce an excellent scientific forum, and we also anticipate lively outreach and space industry sessions. As with the highly successful meeting in Madrid in 2012, which attracted over 700 attendees (the largest yet for an all European EPSC), it will provide an attractive platform to exchange and present results, develop new ideas and to network the planetary science community in Europe. It will continue to have a distinctively interactive style, with a mix of talks, workshops and posters, intended to provide a stimulating environment for the community to meet. The meeting will cover the whole scope of planetary science. London is of course one of the great cities of the world, and the meeting is well placed in the city centre. It will also provide plenty of opportunities to network in a relaxing atmosphere, starting with the Icebreaker Reception on the evening of Sunday, September 8, the sponsored drinks at the Poster Sessions (Tuesday, September 10, and Thursday, September 12) and the Congress Boat Trip down the Thames (Wednesday, 11 September 2013). More...

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