Our own Sidewalk Astronomer member, Dr. Scott Edgington is one of the
distinguished speakers at todays Cassini CHARM telecon. CHARM is the
clever acronym for Cassini-Huygens Analysis and Results of the
Mission. Each month Cassini offers a 1-2 hour telecon discussing a
current exciting Cassini science or engineering topic. These
telecons are offered to JPL's volunteer networks (JPL Museum
Alliance, Solar System Ambassadors, my 400 strong amateur astronomy
volunteer community called the Cassini Saturn Observation Campaign,
Cassini flight team and some members of the public and to members of
the public who might be interested.
This month's talk is about CIRS: The Cassini Composite Infrared
Spectrometer: Instrument, Operations and Science. Three Cassini CIRS
instrument team members are part of todays presentation.
You can download the PDF here
, and see the
previous telecon topics. You'll see the awesome three-part 4th year
Anniversary presentation which will bring you up to speed about
Cassini, If you're interested.
PPT versions are available on a separate website for the volunteers
to use in subsequent presentations of their own. Audio and written
transcripts will be on the link above in a few days after todays
Let me know if you have any questions or are interested in
participating in the telecons or getting the PPT versions for
educational or community presentations.
Jane Houston Jones
Senior Outreach Specialist, Cassini Program
JPL - 4800 Oak Grove Drive, MS 230-205
Pasadena, CA 91109 818-393-6435
Cassini SOC http://soc.jpl.nasa.gov/index.cfm
What's Up? http://education.jpl.nasa.gov/amateurastronomy/index.html