Hack an Exoplanet Timeline

Nov - Dec 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. 

28 Feb 2023
Vote for your favourite

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

Vote for your favourite exoplanet until 28 February 2023.

Jan - Mar 2023
Spot Cheops

Track the Cheops satellite in the night sky as it records your data. 

Get a sneak preview of the data, and learn about Cheops and how it works with space experts. 

More information about the observation dates will be coming soon!

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 a teacher? Create a login account and access the hackathon materials. Would you like more information about the hackathon challenges? Join the information session on 3 April 2023.

Apr - May 2023
Hack an exoplanet events

Physical and virtual hackathons organised by National Coordinators and schools will take place throughout the month of April and May.

Also ESA is organising a virtual Hack an Exoplanet hackathon on 18 April 2023, open to everyone to join. 

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. 

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.