The 2012 “Cassini Scientist for a Day” competition is now open for entries from school students in Ireland. The competition is designed to give participants a taste of life as a scientist.
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.
Students must choose one of three targets that Cassini will image and write a 50-word essay explaining their choice to a panel of experts. The closing date for entries is 3 December 2012.
Winners of the competition will receive a special European Space Agency goodie bag and certificate, and the winning essays will be published on the ESA website.
Essays should be sent to the national organiser, who will select the winners for that country. Ireland’s organiser is Deirdre Kelleghan – email skysketcher[at]gmail[dot]com
Read more about the competition on the ESA’s website