British Planetary Science Conference, 13 – 15 January 2020

The 2nd British Planetary Science Conference was held in Oxford, 13-15 January 2020.

Following a format like that of the inaugural BPSC, held in Glasgow in Dec 2017, BPSC 2020 was a three-day event consisting of thematic sessions coveri

ng the breadth of planetary research in the UK. It incorporated the UK Planetary Forum’s Early Career Scientist networking event and also includes a community Town Hall event intended to give the community a forum for discussion with representatives of our principal funding agencies STFC and UKSA, and community representation organisations the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS), the UK Planetary Forum (UKPF), and the SPace Academic Network (SPAN). It was attended by  165 researchers from 23 research institutions in across the UK; over 55% of attendees were “early career researchers”, meaning they were PhD students or < 1 year post-PhD.

Key dates:

Call for abstracts: 9 Oct 2019

Abstracts due: 11 Nov 2019

Notifications of abstract acceptance & programme: 21 Nov

Registration opens: 21 Nov

Marriott hotel booking deadline: 2 Dec

Early Bird Registration deadline: 2 Dec

BPSC2020: 13-15 Jan 2020


We acknowledge the generous support from the following organisations which made this event possible:

University of Oxford

Science & Technology Facilities Council

Royal Astronomical Society



For all enquiries please contact

Colin Wilson

Chair, BPSC2020 Organising Committee