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Many Moons; a Solar System family portrait

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14:00 – 15:00 28 Oct 2016
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Lecture theatre 1, Brooks Building, Manchester Metropolitan University, 53 Bonsall Street, Manchester, M15 6GX

Speakers: Dr Sheila Kanani, Royal Astronomical Society

We might feel familiar with the planets in our Solar System but what about the plethora of interesting moons surrounding those planets? In this talk I take you on a voyage to some of the many moons of our Solar System - from the one with liquid water to the one possibly made by Martians, and many more - so that we can learn more about our family portrait!

Dr Sheila Kanani is a planetary physicist, science presenter, secondary school physics teacher and space comedienne with a background in astrophysics and astronomy research from UK universities. She is currently the education, outreach and diversity officer for the Royal Astronomical Society in London. Her research has taken her to the Jodrell Bank Observatory, an Australian telescope facility searching for exoplanets in Sydney and to an old mansion in Surrey where she used the Cassini spacecraft to study the Lord of the Rings, Saturn. Sheila teaches and mentors at Space School UK, is a STEM ambassador for science and enjoys visiting schools, giving talks and workshops, and inspiring future astronauts of any age! She has a keen interest in science comedy in pubs, theatres and science festivals and plays the saxophone and field hockey in her spare time.

Talk starts at 14:00 with refreshments from 13:30. No booking required.

Event type: Event
Organised by: Manchester and District Branch
Contact details: Please email manchesteranddistrict@physics.org

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Lecture theatre 1, Brooks Building, Manchester Metropolitan University, 53 Bonsall Street, Manchester, M15 6GX
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14:00 – 15:00 28 Oct 2016
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