The RoadMap team (literally) packed the secrets of Mars in a box.


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Volunteers at the public observatory MIRA in Grimbergen will help you unveil them on the Flemish "Dag van de Wetenschap" (Day of Science) on 26 November!

  • Are you between 12 and 15 years old?
  • Are you curious about the soil and atmosphere of our red neighbouring planet?

Then come and discover what Mars is really like through cool experiments and programming challenges, in one of the three "Mars in a box" workshops.

10 October 2023

From October till December 2023, the Museo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología in Madrid hosts the “RoadMap to Mars” expo, that was previously showcased at Astropolis in Oostende. They are also offering free workshops "Mars in a box" during the weekends and public holidays. “Mars in a box” is the educational project developed within RoadMap that aims to introduce European secondary school students to fundamental science through cutting-edge research on Mars through a series of workshops.




8 October 2023

Olga Muñoz and Teresa Jardiel participated in the ‘Ciencia en primera Persona’ cycle at the National Museum of Science and Technology in Madrid giving the talk “Marte, nuestro polvoriento vecino en el Sistema Solar” October 8, 2023.  The talk was promoted through social media. The video is available at Marte Polvoriento.

9 October 2023

Listen to Olga Muñoz and Dani Guirado from CSIC, speaking about Mars-in-a-box at Mañana Más on NCE, the National Radio of Spain.




22 September 2023

From 19 to 21 September, the RoadMap workshop took place at the Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy. The workshop was organized as a mix of invited lectures, oral presentations and poster sessions. The workshop addressed different topics related to dust and clouds, their characteristics (dynamics, radiative), their characterisation in the lab, and detection using remote sensing instruments.

The workshop included an interaction with students from the LUCA School of Art who presented an updated version of their artistic visualizations of Martian dust and ice clouds, created during their “magnet week” in March. Some impressions…