Cassini Essay Contest 2013

Published 7 October 2013

Cassini Scientist for a Day

The 2013 edition of the ‘Cassini Scientist for a Day’ competition is now open to entry from students. The competition is designed to give the participants a taste of life as a scientist.

Students are invited to submit a 500-word essay explaining their choice of one of three targets to be imaged by the Cassini spacecraft in orbit around Saturn. The three targets are:

  1. Iapetus
  2. Dione
  3. Saturn

Be a Cassini Scientist for a day
The team working on the NASA/ESA/ASI Cassini-Huygens mission have set aside valuable observing time for educational purposes and they will use this to take images as part of the ‘Cassini Scientist for a Day’ competition. School students from participating countries must choose one of three targets that Cassini will image and write an essay to justify their choice to a panel of experts.

Competition details
Essays will be judged in the following age categories:

  • 10 – 12 years old
  • 13 – 15 years old
  • 16 – 18 years old

Entries will be accepted from individual students or from teams of up to four students.
Each student may submit only one entry.

The closing date for the competition in these countries is 23:59 CET, 6 December 2013.
Essays must be submitted to cassiniessay[at]gmail[dot]com. Essays should be typed in Times New Roman 12pt font and not be copied and pasted from websites.

For more information please click here.

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