1st Annual Edmund Weaver Lecture

Today, 11 October 2017, Phil Sutton delivered an illuminating public lecture on the Cassini mission to Saturn. That was the first lecture in a new lecture series of Annual Edmund Weaver Lectures in Astronomy. Before the lecture Professor Andrei Zvelindovsky  introduced new lecture series and explained briefly who was mysterious Edmund Weaver. The talk by Phil attracted lots of questions from the audience and sparkled a lovely discussion with the speaker after the lecture.

Opening words by Prof Andrei Zvelindovsky:

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I’m A Scientist, Get Me Out Of Here

Dr Phil Sutton

From 18th September I will be taking part of “I’m A Scientist, Get Me Of Here” for a few months. I took part in the space exploration zone in March 2017, which was great fun to interact with so many schools and students.

Space Exploration Zone

UK-6“A free online event where school students meet and interact with scientists. It’s an X Factor-style competition between scientists, where students are the judges.

Students challenge the scientists over fast-paced online text-based live CHATs. They ASK the scientists anything they want, and VOTE for their favourite scientist to win a prize of £500 to communicate their work with the public.”

This time I will be in the career zone which is aimed more at students asking about their future and scientific careers. The students get the chance to ask the experts questions but also to speak directly through live chats.

Careers Zone

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Astrophysicist brings findings from far-away planets to Lincoln

Maths & Physics News

by Laura Jones – PR Officer

As one of the most scientifically rich voyages ever undertaken in our solar system reaches its dramatic conclusion, an astrophysicist who examines data from NASA’s pioneering Cassini mission joins the University of Lincoln, UK, to establish an exciting new specialism in space, planets and moon formation.

Dr Phil Sutton’s work focusses on the scientific study of the rings around Saturn – the second largest planet in our solar system.

His research uses optical images sent back to Earth from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, which is currently orbiting Saturn after almost 20 years in space. Cassini is now embarking on the final chapter of its remarkable exploration – labelled its ‘Grand Finale’.

Cassini was launched in 1997, took seven years to travel to Saturn, and has spent the last 13 years orbiting the planet. Throughout its journey, Cassini has sent an extensive catalogue of invaluable…

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