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“The Solar System is a weird and wonderful place. In this choose your own adventure talk, we’ll explore recent discoveries about the planets, satellites, and planetesimals residing and visiting our Solar System.”
This lecture is suitable for all ages and knowledge levels. We all know what an exciting and multi-faceted place the Solar System is. Meg is an excellent science communicator with the ability to paint a dynamic picture of this fascinating environment.
Dr Meg Schwamb Dr Meg Schwamb is a lecturer at Queen’s University Belfast. Meg’s research focuses on how planets and their building blocks form and evolve, applying ground-based surveys to probe our Solar System’s small body reservoirs. She is also involved in the Planet Four citizen science projects, which enlists the public to help study the seasonal processes of the Martian south pole and map the distribution of ridges on the Martian mid-latitudes.
Meg also serves as co-chair of the Rubin Observatory’s Legacy Survey of Space and Time Solar System Science Collaboration.
Meg was awarded the 2017 Carl Sagan Medal for Excellence in Public Communication in Planetary Science from the American Astronomical Society’s Division for Planetary Science