OeWF Tweetups

exclusive insights for Social Media follower to OeWF activities

What is an OeWF Tweetup?

A tweetup is an informal meeting of people who are using social media plattforms like Twitter. NASA, ESA and DLR are holding regularly tweetups/socials (#nasatweetup, #spacetweetup) and invite tweeps to special events.
During an OeWF Tweetup social media user who are following OeWF social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Flickr, YouTube etc.) will get a look behind the scenes and have the possibility to interact with scientists and OeWF experts. The first OeWF Tweetup (#marstweetup), took place on 28th April 2012 during the Dachstein Mars simulation.


How do I register?
Registration will be available on this page for a certain period of time. Please follow our OeWF Social Media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, Google+) to not miss a registration. Participants will get an email confirmation if they got selected. Additional registrants will be placed on a waiting list or get a declining message.
Do I need to have a Twitter account?
No, but you need a social media account (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Flickr etc). We understand that a tweetup is an informal meeting of social media users, therefore, you will need to be active on a social media channel to participate in the Tweetup. We would also appreciate it if participants were to post their impressions from the Tweetup on their social media channels.

How much does a Tweetup cost for particpants?
Attending the Tweetup is free of charge, but you’ll have to cover all expenses for travel, food, accommodation and other amenities. The Austrian Space Forum will provide a work place and free WiFi for every participant.

What if I’m selected, but cannot come?
Please inform the OeWF team immediately via , as your place can be given to someone on the waiting list.

Is there an age limit for the Tweetup?
Yes, you have to be 18 years old to attend a Tweetup.

Whom can I ask, if I still have additional questions?
Please address your questions via email to

Second MarsTweetup on 5. October 2013 during World Space Week

On 5. October 2013 the Austrian Space Forum invited 20 Social Media Follower into the Mission Control Center (MCC) to Innsbruck. This was a unique opportunity for Social Media users get a behind-the-scenes look into Mars analog research, an operating Mars analog MCC and to meet other Social Media users sharing the same interest.

1st #marstweetup in Austria during Dachstein Mars Simulation

Erster MarsTweetup 28Apr2012 am Dachstein während einer Mars-Simulation.
On 28. April 2012 the OeWF invited 20 Twitter Follower to the Dachstein Mars Simulation. his was a unique opportunity for Twitter users to experience live a real space mission simulation, get the chance to look behind the scenes of a Mars analog simulation .

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