We are an open community of planetary scientists and software developers who come together to share, discuss and improve our data, tools, workflow and overall knowledge of our Solar System.

Discuss and stay connected

Slack is the platform that we use for real-time collaborative discussion and exchange of any scientific or technical topics.

You must request membership to OpenPlanetary to have access to our Slack platform. Learn more

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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.

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Publish your stories

Publish and read news, updates, articles and tips about planetary data, tools, workflow, science, and community events.

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Learn and share at Data Café events

We organise OpenPlanetary Data Cafés during conferences for people, of all skill levels, to meet, share, discuss, and solve common issues around the topic of planetary data handling and analysis.

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Become a member

Membership is completely free. In addition to having access to Slack and 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.