ESA Exoplanet Team



ESA's Exoplanet Team is a forum uniting scientists in the ESA Science Faculty (ESAC/ESTEC/STScI) and former ESA staff as external collaborators to discuss ongoing research, missions, and ideas. This includes studies of exoplanetary systems, their host stars, and star-planet interactions - but explicitly also the solar-stellar connection and planetary sciences. This "interest group" meets at least every month to encourage teamwork across the member's diverse disciplines and foster collaborations with our international colleagues at universities and research institutes.




The email distribution list for current and former ESA staff is: exoplanetwg at
If you would like to join this list, please get in touch.


Career Opportunities

If you are interested in the ESA Research Fellowship, an ESA Young Graduate Trainee (YGT) position, or an internship, you are at the right address. Check out our "Members" tab to see what everyone is working on, and get in touch to ask questions or discuss your research plans.


Meetings & Conferences

Monthly Coffee Chats: Our ESA Exoplanet Team holds friendly Coffee Chats every first Tuesday of the month at 16:00 CET/CEST. These informal events are usually accompanied by one or two informal science presentations by visitors or team members. Past presentations ranged from published papers to home-made outreach projects. These meetings are open to everyone. Whether you are visiting STScI/ESAC/ESTEC, collaborating on ESA projects, or simply would like to brainstorm ideas and projects, please get in touch, and we will be looking forward to welcoming you!
Yearly Holland- and Madrid-Area Exoplanet Science Meetings (HAESM/MAESM): Every spring/autumn we organise a larger day conference, to which we explicitly encourage all our neighbouring institutes to spend the day at ESTEC or ESAC. You can find all information and recordings from past meetings here.

International Conferences: via