We are a non-profit organisation helping planetary scientists and software developers to share, discuss and improve planetary data, tools, workflows and overall knowledge of our Solar System.

We've prepared a #PlanetData2021 companion page for the participants of the 5th Planetary Data Workshop (PDW) and 2nd Planetary Science Informatics & Data Analytics (PSIDA) virtual meeting.
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We provide a public forum for research professionals and amateurs across all planetary science disciplines and communities to find help, share and discuss data, tools and resources.

Regardless of our skills and knowledge, we all have something to learn and share. We encourage you to use our forum to get help and share resources.

Go To OpenPlanetary Forum

Virtual Lunches

We organise Virtual Lunches every Tuesday to present and discuss technical topics of interest to the planetary science community.

Speakers and topics are announced every Friday. If you're interested in attending, subscribe to receive your weekly invitation and agenda

Learn more and subscribeWatch previous talks on YouTube
Currently on hold until new hosts are found and ready to continue!

Virtual Conference

We hosted our first free virtual conference on June 22-24, 2020. It consisted of lecture-length talks from invited speakers, networking opportunities, workshops and tutorials, and a hackathon.

Check schedule and video recordings

Data Cafés

We organise Data Cafés at scientific conferences for people to meet, share, discuss and try to solve common issues related to planetary data handling and analysis.

Data Cafés follow an "unconference" format allowing and encouraging anyone to propose a topic and lead an group activity (demo, tutorial, hack), or simply to ask for help. It's for skill levels: from beginner to experts.

Next Data Café at EPSC 2022Check previous Data Cafés resources


We foster and enable the creation and access to quality training material by the community for the community.

Watch our first 'Intro to SPICE' series by Matt Brealey covering the absolute basics of NASA/NAIF's SPICE Toolkit and giving you a head start when it comes to writing your own SPICE programs.

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Through the OpenPlanetaryMap project, we are designing and making accessible a collection of basemaps that can be used for the development of planetary web mapping applications.

OpenPlanetaryMap is a community project to enable space enthusiasts and students, planetary researchers and mappers, educators and storytellers to easily and collaboratively create and share location-based knowledge and maps of planets and planetary bodies.

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Become a member

Membership is completely free. In addition to having access to Slack and a collaborate with a network of planetary research professionals, being an OpenPlanetary member will give you the opportunity to actively engage with other members of the planetary science community who are interested in topics related to open source software, and to contribute directly to our mission.

Discuss and stay connected

We use the Slack platform (with full history access) for real-time collaborative discussion and exchange of any scientific or technical topics. Go to OpenPlanetary Slack

Host your project and collaborate

We use Github to host and collaborate on community projects. You can host and manage your own project in a public or private repository. Go to OpenPlanetary GitHub