The team working on the NASA/ESA/ASI Cassini-Huygens mission have set aside valuable observing time to take images as part of the ‘Cassini Scientist for a Day’ competition for school students of ESA Member and Cooperating States.
The competition is designed to give the young participants a taste of life as a space scientist. School students from participating countries are invited to submit a 500-word essay explaining their choice of one of three targets to be imaged by the Cassini spacecraft in orbit around Saturn.
Essays must be submitted to the appropriate national organiser who will select the winners for that country. details for the national organisers can be found .
The closing date for the competition in these countries is 23:59 CET, 26 February 2016. Winners will receive a special ESA goodie bag and certificate. In addition, the winning essays will be published on the ESA website.
Entries are welcome from students in any of those ESA Member States and ESA Cooperating States participating in the competition this time around, namely: Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.
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