Our students Ms A. Gitakou (C class), Ms Panayota Repa (A class) and Ms Katerina Thomaidi (A class) participated in the 10th International Astronomy Contest ? Cassini Scientist for a day?. They wrote an essay in which they suggested the next scientific and research aims of the Cassini spaceship supporting their suggestions with scientific arguments. Their essays were commented and awarded merit.
This contest offers students the opportunity to suggest the location towards which the Cassini spaceship cameras should turn during its next observation period scheduled for next winter.
The Cassini-Huygens spaceship is a robotic mission in collaboration of NASA, ESA and ASI aimed at the study of Saturn and its satellites. The Cassini-Huygens mission started on the 15th October 1997 and the satellite was set in orbit around Saturn on the 1st July 2004. Since then it has sent us a tremendous amount of scientific data and inconceivably beautiful and detailed photographs of the Saturn system.