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Female graduate of CaSPA School behind discovery of new planets

Posted on 5 March 2018
Female graduate of CaSPA School behind discovery of new planets

There are many ways that CaSPA Schools can celebrate their contbution to supporting the ideals of International Women's Day which is celebrated this year on March 8th.  Here is just one of those many stories:

In a recent broadcast of the Science Show on ABC's Radio National, world renowned astronomer, Dr. Jessie Christiansen spoke of her early years and where she developed her love of science.  She mentioned on the show that she was a graduate of St Mary's College, Ipswich in Queensland and was inspired by a graduate teacher of Maths and Physics in Year 12 that set her on a career that has led to a project which she has developed that has currently discovered a new solar system consisting of five confirmed and possibly six previously undiscovered planets.

Here is a link to that project:

 

https://www.universetoday.com/138614/weekly-space-hangout-feb-21-2018-dr-jessie-christiansen-exoplanet-explorers/

 

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