July 22, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Main Yurt and Tent
Woodlands Way
Circleville, WV 26804

Dr. Emily Martin, Smithsonian Institution Center for Earth and Planetary Sciences

Saturday, July 22 , 2017, 6:30 pm in the Yurt

Cassini and it’s ‘grand’ tour of the Saturn System


The success of the Cassini Mission has not only revealed the icy worlds in stunning detail, but has continued to surprise the scientific community as it nears the end of its life. We will explore many of the scientific highlights of the mission in a visual tour of the strange and wonderful worlds that Cassini has captured for us and how our new understanding of the Saturn system will inform future missions to the outer solar system.  


Emily is a postdoctoral fellow in the Center for Earth and Planetary Studies. Emily’s research interests are in planetary surface processes and tectonic deformation of icy bodies of the outer solar system. Determining how the preserved deformation on an icy surface has evolved provides observational constrains for models to estimate what cannot be directly measured. Emily received her BA in physics from Wheaton College (MA) in 2006, her MS from Northwestern in earth and planetary science in 2009, and her PhD in geological sciences from the University of Idaho in 2014.