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Our Solar System - Presentation & Q&A with Dr Helen Maynard-Casely
Join Dr Joh from the Science Space team as Helen shares everything there is to know about our Solar system! Joh will also put your questions to Helen as you join us for this Spring Holiday Webinar Wednesday series.
Ideal for interested 6 years old and their families
Come and explore other worlds with well-known experts in science and astrophysics in a LIVE Q&A via zoom. Get your curly science questions at the ready for some family science fun! Bookings essential.

Our Solar System
Q&A with Dr Helen Maynard-Casely, planetary scientist from ANSTO
Wednesday 22nd September, 6pm

Sep 22, 2021 06:00 PM in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

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Helen Maynard-Casely
Dr Helen Maynard-Casely is an instrument scientist for the WOMBAT high-intensity powder diffractometer instrument. She assists and collaborates with visiting scientists, works with the sample environment team in commissioning new equipment for WOMBAT and is co-responsible for improving and expanding the capabilities of the instrument. Her own research expertise is in investigating the materials relevant to the surface of the icy moons, such as Jupiter’s Europa and Saturn’s Titan. Her journey to exploring these icy moons began with her degree in Planetary Sciences from University College London, and was followed by her PhD in high-pressure physics at the University of Edinburgh. Moving to Australia, first to undertake a post-doctoral position at the Powder-Diffraction beamline at the Australian Synchrotron, where she developed her program of research on planetary ices - she then moved to the Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering in 2013 to take up her current role.