The CPS is a centre of excellence for research in planetary sciences, based on a collaboration between three UCL departments and Birkbeck:
The CPS is primarily a "virtual" research centre, and comprises researchers within the following groups at UCL and Birkbeck:
The Europlanet Society
The Europlanet Society promotes the advancement of European planetary science and related fields for the benefit of the community and is open to individual and organisational members. Anyone with an active interest in planetary science (whether academic or industrial, professional or amateur) is welcome to join.
Many of our CPS colleagues are already members of the Europlanet Society and Prof Nick Achilleos is the current Chair of the Society's Ireland and UK Hub.
Europlanet RI 2024
The Europlanet 2024 Research Infrastructure (RI) provides free access to the world’s largest collection of planetary simulation and analysis facilities, data services and tools, a ground-based observational network and programme of community support activities.
The Centre, via it's UCL departments of Physics and Astronomy and Space and Climate Physics, continues to be involved in the European Union-funded Europlanet project that brings together Europe's major planetary science centres.