Meet the Keynote 2: Promoting Science

Keynote speaker, Phil Plait, has devoted his life to communicating science to a broad audience. A particularly interesting post features storms on Saturn. This post combines awe-inspiring images with descriptions that invoke terminology that relate this seemingly disparate event to common experiences on Earth.

Planetary scientists use observations of objects in the Solar Systems to help us better understand the Earth, and vice versa. The same mechanisms creating weather on Saturn are applicable on Earth, but many of the difficulties of studying weather on Earth can be removed. For instance, the storms on Saturn occur far above its surface, which greatly simplifies the computational difficulty of modeling the storm.

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