Special Night Vision: Cassini’s Mission to Saturn with Bill Dunford

Special Guest
under the rings of Saturn

Under the rings of Saturn with a view of PIA17171. Image via JPL.

NASA’s Cassini mission is exploring the planet Saturn, its stunning rings, and its collection of weird and wonderful moons. Cassini sends home breathtaking pictures almost daily, and its team of scientists announce intriguing scientific discoveries on a regular basis.

Find out how anyone can ride along with the mission—almost in real time—from home. See what we’ve learned in the past few years about the Saturn system, including its planet-sized moon Titan, where rains of liquid methane feed vast, frigid seas, and Enceladus, where active geysers send an icy plume hundreds of miles into space.

Finally, learn what the Cassini team hopes to accomplish before next year, when the spacecraft will meet its final, fiery demise.

Join us Thursday, June 2nd, 2016 at 6:45pm in the Hansen Dome Theatre for this special edition of Night Vision hosted by Cassini Mission and science writer, Bill Dunford, of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). Buy your tickets online or at the Clark Planetarium ticketing desk.

Bio

Bill Dunford is a science writer for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where he uses the web and social media to share stories of exploration from NASA’s Solar System site (solarsystem.nasa.gov) and the Cassini mission to Saturn (saturn.jpl.nasa.gov). He is a Salt Lake City native, and has been a Clark Planetarium patron since about the age of five.

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