AMplify ep 27: Live at the AM with Dr Helen Maynard-Casely

By: Madelaine Love, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 10 Mar 2017

Instrument Scientist extraordinaire Dr Helen Maynard-Casely talks planetary bodies and why she's a scientist!

Dr Helen Maynard-Casely

Dr Helen Maynard-Casely
Photographer:  © Susan Bogle

In this AM Live episode, Dr Helen Maynard-Casely takes us on a journey through the solar system on the eve of the United Nations Day of Women and Girls In Science (11 February 2017).

“I know why I’m a scientist. When I was 8, the very first British person in space was a woman called Helen Sharman, and I wandered up to see my dad after hearing this momentous news and said “Dad - I’m going to space because that’s what Helens do.” I really can’t tell you how important that moment was for me - it drove me to be a scientist and to want to explore space.” — Dr Helen Maynard-Casely.