Public Talk to Spotlight Saturn

UC Riverside astronomer Mario De Leo Winkler will discuss the latest research findings about the solar system’s second largest planet


RIVERSIDE, Calif. – The sixth planet from the sun, Saturn is best known for its spectacular ring system made up of millions of ice crystals.

Mario De Leo Winkler, a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Riverside, will give a free public talk on campus at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 8, in which he will explain what makes Saturn a fascinating planet to study.

“Saturn is a sexy planet, surrounded by rings and a consort of satellites. As missions peer deeper into the neighborhood, sassy, rich detail makes us want to know and explore more of this curious planet,” he said.

His talk, titled “Sexy Saturn,” will take place in Rooms 205-206, Winston Chung Hall. The talk will be given in English and Spanish. A telescope observation will follow the talk.

De Leo Winkler was born in Mexico City. His undergraduate studies were in physics and his graduate studies in astronomy and astrophysics. He obtained his degrees in the National Autonomous University of Mexico. His research focuses on gravitational lensing and primordial galaxies. Currently, he is mostly dedicated to public outreach in science, collaborating with radio, television, magazines, and social media in Mexico. He has been awarded scholarships to study astrophysics in the Vatican, France, and Italy.

His talk is the third in a series of astronomy talks being held at UCR.

Photo shows Mario De Leo Winkler.

Mario De Leo Winkler is a postdoctoral researcher in UC Riverside’s Department of Physics and Astronomy. Photo credit: I. Pittalwala, UC Riverside.

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