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Planets at Fantasy Basel 2021

PlanetS will be at the Fantasy Basel 2021! The event will take place from the Friday 8th until the Sunday 10th of October. Over 20 scientists from the NCCR PlanetS will attend the event to show you some physics experiments, a collection of meteorites or discuss science with you! In particular, we will have a […]

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When science meets fiction

When science meets fiction

The NCCR PlanetS has been participating to several public events since its creation. Amongst them, there is one which has been recurrent, and this year was no exception… It is not the most obvious one to go to, but over the years, it has established itself as a landmark as it has always been a […]

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We need volunteers!

We need volunteers!

Once more, the NCCR PlanetS will return to Fantasy Basel this year!   From Friday 3rd noon until Sunday 5th of May evening, PlanetS will once again be at the Fantasy Basel event, the Swiss Comic-Con. And this time, we are getting bigger! Our stand will be 600 square-meters in collaboration with the Swiss Space Museum, as it will feature the premiere […]

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The shrinking planet

The shrinking planet

“But where did the hot Neptunes go?” This is the question astronomers have been asking for a long time, faced with the mysterious absence of planets the size of Neptunes very close to their star. A team of researchers, led by astronomers from the University of Geneva, has just discovered that one of these planets […]

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PlanetS at Exoplanets II

PlanetS at Exoplanets II

By Thibaut Roger Two to three hundred exoplanetary scientists from all around the world met in Cambridge from the 2nd of July to the 6th of July, for the Exoplanets II conference. It followed the first edition two years ago in Davos and will continue in Heidelberg in 2 years. More than 30 members and […]

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When science and art meet

When science and art meet

By Thibaut Roger On the 6th and 7th of July 2018, few thousands of visitors, from 1 to 100 years old, enjoyed the 12th edition of the Night of Science. There they could discover sciences, with the thematic of “All an art ?”, under the guidance of few hundreds of scientists and students. The NCCR PlanetS […]

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Linking Academia and Industry

Linking Academia and Industry

“Apéro might be the most important thing in an event” Those words might make you smile and think it’s not very professional, but from a certain point of view, it makes a lot of sense, as many PlanetS juniors learnt amongst many other advices during a workshop in Zürich, mid-April, regarding the Links between Industry and […]

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Back from the JUniors Researchers’ Assembly

Back from the JUniors Researchers’ Assembly

From the 11th to the 13th of September, thirty-three PhD students and postdocs, members or associates of PlanetS met together in an hotel in Les Rasses – Ste Croix near Yverdon. They participated in the first JURA: JUniors Researchers’ Assembly. This new tool created by the NCCR PlanetS is an effort to strengthen the interactions […]

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Observing in La Silla logbook

Observing in La Silla logbook

The cliché of the astronomer spending all his/her time the eye behind his/her telescope, looking to the sky, is outdated. Most of the life of the current astronomer is spent behind the screen of a computer. However there are still times where he/she goes to observe, in some remote place like La Silla observatory in […]

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