The European Rover Challenge, or ERC, is an international competition organized by Mars Society Polska, in cooperation with ABM Space Education, the Austrian Space Forum, Regional Science-Technology Centre in Chęciny and the Marshal Office of the Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship. Institutions of higher education can field teams of students, graduates and faculty to enter the contest. The challenge is to design, construct and operate a rover that will that will most successfully complete a number of Mars-exploration themed tasks designed by the organizers. The ERC is a modified version of the University Rover Challenge organized in the United States by The Mars Society, bringing the Challenge to Europe.
David Reneke, one of Australia’s most well known and respected amateur astronomers and lecturers, has over 40 years experience in astronomy with links to some of the world’s leading astronomical institutions. David is the Editor for Australia’s Astro-Space News Magazine, past news editor of Sky & Space Magazine and is now affiliated as a writer and publicist for the prestigious Australasian Science magazine. David teaches astronomy at college level, is an invited speaker at astronomy conventions throughout Australia, a feature writer for major Australian newspapers, and is a science correspondent for ABC and commercial radio stations. In these weekly radio interviews David regularly appears on over 60 networked stations across Australia with all the latest news and on general astronomy and space discovery issues.
Spaceflightinsider is the branch of The Spaceflight Group that reports the events taking place within the aerospace industry. With our team of writers and photographers, we provide an “insider’s” view of all aspects of space exploration. Our team has decades of experience covering the space program and we are focused on providing you with the absolute latest on all things space. We are dedicated to bringing you the content that you want and need – we are – The Spaceflight Group.
The Meridiani Journal is a chronicle of planetary exploration, both in our own solar system and beyond; the name is derived from the desert plains of Meridiani Planum on Mars, where the Opportunity rover landed in 2004, finding the first on-site evidence for past liquid water. Many other discoveries, such as the geysers of Enceladus, the subsurface ocean of Europa, the methane rivers, lakes and seas of Titan and the growing number of exoplanets found orbiting other stars make this an exciting time of exploration and discovery.
From Quarks to Quasars is a news service that publishes up-to-date information on the latest developments in scientific news and research. Our ultimate goal is to create a society in which all individuals have access to the latest information in the sciences. Since From Quarks to Quasars founding in August of 2012, we have established a readership of more than 1.3 million individuals across our various social media networks, and we receive hundreds of thousands of unique visitors each month. That is more than a million people who are actively taking an interest in the various fields of science. Through our work, we’ve seen just how much of a difference interesting, compartmentalized information can be when it comes to engaging with the public. We hope to use this strategy to change the way people view science.
One Universe at a Time is professor Brian Koberlein's science website. Brian Koberlein is an astrophysicist and physics professor at Rochester Institute of Technology. Author of "Astrophysics Through Computation" with David Meisel. Creator of the science outreach project Prove Your World, developing a science television show for children.