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Cassini at Saturn

With Prof Carolin Crawford

Saturn is the most beautiful planet in our Solar System.

Famous for its bright yet ethereal rings, the gas giant has over sixty natural satellites in orbit around it – and until very recently, one artificial satellite: NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, which provided many of the results and images that will be showcased in this talk.

We shall explore the weather observed in the atmosphere of Saturn, the curious structures that develop within the rings, and its wide variety of moons – from smog-shrouded Titan, two-sided Iapetus, busy Prometheus, and the icy plumes erupting from frozen Enceladus.

[Image: Cassini Imaging Team, ISS, JPL, ESA, NA]

Saturday 21 October
5pm – 6.15pm
Venue: The Forum’s Gallery
Cost: Free, booking required
Age: 11+

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