NEW MEDIA RESOURCE ON PLANETARY SCIENCE IN THE UK
Last Updated on Friday, 16 April 2010 15:05
Published on Wednesday, 02 March 2005 00:00
Next week (23-29 August) is National Astronomy Week so maybe you need an expert on Mars? Or perhaps you would like to know the contact details of scientists in the UK working on the Cassini mission to Saturn? You will now find it easy to answer these questions and many more like them at a single web site.
The UK Planetary Forum, with the help of a grant from the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (PPARC), has compiled a database of expertise in planetary science in the UK specially for the media. It's easy to search the web pages, or you can browse through the information with the help of menus, organised by astronomical bodies and topics, by research groups and by space missions.
Book-mark it now!
- The project has been overseen on behalf of the UK Planetary Forum by RAS Vice-President Dr Sarah Dunkin of the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Professor Steve Miller of University College London and Dr Jacqueline Mitton (RAS Press Officer). Alison Dobbin, a research student at University College London has been responsible for the construction of the site and for compiling its contents.
- The UK Planetary Forum is an informal voluntary association of people working in planetary science and related areas in the UK. See www.ukplanetaryforum.org.
Date: 21 August 2003
Issued by Jacqueline Mitton, RAS Press Officer.