Cambridge Astronomical Association
Cambridge Young Astronomers


Speaker Meeting

Saturn Cassini and the moons of Saturn
Friday 18th November 2022
Start time : 20:00

Speaker : Dr Sheila Kanani MBE

Dr Sheila Kanani MBE invites you to join her in celebrating this incredible spacecraft’s amazing mission and some of the breathtaking discoveries it made. The flagship robotic orbiter, Cassini, and lander, Huygens, have provided us with a wealth of information about Saturn, its moons, and its rings. By the time it 'crashed' into Saturn in September 2017, Cassini had been in space for almost 20 years. Learn about some of its discoveries, including a hexagonal storm that rages at Saturn’s north pole and an icy moon that could harbour life.

This will be held in person at the Institute of Astronomy - doors open 7:30pm

About our speaker:

Dr Sheila Kanani is a planetary physicist, science presenter, secondary school physics teacher, space comedian and published author, with a background in astrophysics and astronomy research from UK universities. She regularly acts as a science ambassador, by visiting schools and speaking at events. Sheila is currently the Education, Outreach and Diversity officer for the Royal Astronomical Society.

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