Denis Williamson of the Litchfield Hills Astronomy Club delivers a visual presentation Saturn and NASA’s Epic Cassini Spacecraft.
NASA’S Cassini spacecraft is one of the most ambitious efforts in space exploration. Launched in 1997, Cassini traveled 2.2 billion miles in seven years to reach Saturn and enter orbit. This September it will take its final measurements and images as it plunges into Saturn’s atmosphere at 77,000 miles per hour, burning up high above the cloud tops. Over the past 13 years, Cassini’s instruments have returned countless priceless observations and hundreds of thousands of images of the Saturnian system. With imagery, Dennis will share some of Cassini’s amazing discoveries of Saturn – its atmosphere, moons, vast rings and much more. Join us as this mission comes to an end.
Founded in 1956, the mission of the Litchfield Hills Amateur Astronomy Club is to promote the enjoyment of astronomy through education, meetings, and public outreach. For more information visit: lhastro.org
Thursday, September 7, 6:30 pm
The Gunn Memorial Library
5 Wykeham Road
at Route 47 on the Green