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Cassini Scientist for a Day

More than 900 students from across Europe participated in the European Cassini scientist for a day competition 2015-2016. Entrants to the competition wrote a 500-word proposal backing one of three targets for study. In 2015-2016, the options were: an image of Saturn’s rings, also including three of Saturn’s moons; namely Tethys, Enceladus, and Mimas; a distant image of Jupiter; or a short movie of Saturn’s moon, Tethys, passing behind another moon, Rhea. Coordinated by ESA, essays were judged by a panel of experts of each participating country. 

In the awards ceremony, on the 17th of June,  our ESA representation D. Javier Ventura, was one of the invited speakers to talk about how ESA is key for the scientific discoveries and innovation. He also gave some of  the prices to the winners. The ceremony was in the Parque de las Ciencias, in Granada (Spain), which is a very important interactive museum and educational center.