Hack an Exoplanet Timeline

Nov 2022
Become an exoplanet detective

Learn more about exoplanets. Complete the quiz to get your Exoplanets Detective certificate!

Are you a teacher? Access educational supporting materials, including videos with experts, classroom resources and more information about the hackathon events. 

Jan 2023
Spot Cheops

Track the Cheops satellite in the night sky as it records your data. Visit the Spot Cheops page for more information about your favourite satellite.

Cheops observed KELT-3b on 22 January at 23:20 CET and TOI-560c on 23 January at 13:12 CET.

15 Mar 2023
Winning exoplanet TOI-560c
Vote for your favourite

Explore the KELT-3b and TOI-560c exoplanet case files.

Voting is now closed! 

We are happy to announce that TOI-560c has been crowned as your favourite exoplanet!

Apr 2023
Get involved

 Learn more about how to get involved in local (in-person) and virtual events or organise your own hack an exoplanet activity.  

Are you an educator? Create a login account and access the hackathon materials. Would you like more information about the hackathon challenges? Watch the information session for educator on the page for educators.

Apr - June 2023
Hack an exoplanet events

Physical and virtual hackathons organised by National Coordinators, schools, and other organisations will take place throughout the months of April, May and June.

You can also follow the ESA virtual Hack an Exoplanet event here.

14 June 2023
Submit your project

After the hackathon submit your team's hack an exoplanet project for a chance to win the Best Project Prize. The deadline for submissions is 14 June 2023. 

You can submit your project here.

The winning teams will receive ESA goodies, as well as the opportunity to participate in a webinar with Physics Nobel Laureate Didier Queloz, on 17 July 2023.