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Whilst the current coditions for lockdown are imposed we have suspended our monthly meetings.  However we are holding monthly meetings using a variety of conferencing software e.g. Zoom  Below is a list of our proposed meetings.  If you are not on our circulation list and would like to join these meetings please e-mail us at

 

Note this meeting wil use "MediaStream" with a Q&A session following immediately using Zoom as the medium.

 

8th September 2020: A Tale of Two Saturnian Moons - The Quest for Life, But Not As We Know It ~ Dr. Graeme Awcock (University of Brighton)

This is the second presentation in the short series on Remote Sensing of the Saturnian System. The first one; -  ‘The Titanic Struggle To Get There’ focused on the effort required to win the prize of being able to study the parts of the Solar System that permit us to achieve a deeper understanding of the formation of that System.

This second presentation; - ‘A Tale of Two Moons; - Atmospheres and Oceans’ has that strap line because the real interest in these two moons is stirred by their surprising Atmospheres and hidden Oceans. However, it could equally well be ‘A Tale of Two Moons; -  The Quest for Life, But Not As We Know It’, as it will reveal more detail of the insights gained about the Saturnian System, especially in relation to study of two moons that have the potential to shed light on different theories about how biological life might have started on Earth; - an eternal quest!

Graeme graduated in Electronics Engineering and developed his digital imaging skills whilst working on the Tornado reconnaissance aircraft in the early 1980’s.  In 1985 Graeme moved to Brighton Polytechnic as a lecturer in the School of Engineering.  Graeme transferred to the school of Environment and Technology at the University of Brighton in 2008 both teaching and undertaking research into satellite remote sensing technologies for Earth environmental monitoring.  Following retirement in 2017, Graeme was appointed Honorary Fellow of the University.  Graeme has written several books and many published papers on remote image sensing in addition to giving talks at the IET and similar institutions.

 


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