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Hardin Planetarium at Western Kentucky University

 

 

Hardin Planetarium
presents

 

Ring World:

Exploring Saturn, Its Moons and Rings

 

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A timeless mystery in a legendary planet.

 

Join the staff at Hardin Planetarium for an up close and personal view of Saturn, the jewel of our solar system! Unlike previous spacecraft's visits to Saturn, the Cassini mission is orbiting around the giant planet and repeatedly flying past Saturn's moons and ring system. We will share new discoveries about Saturn itself, as well as its many moons and icy rings. Experience our Solar System's ring world up close like never before as Cassini continues giving us a greater knowledge of this remarkable planet and the mysteries it holds.

 

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 Appropriate Audience

Grades 6 - 12

 

Running Time

55 minutes, with optional Q&A period

 

Audience Size Limit

40 maximum (for groups wishing to bring a larger audience, click here to see some alternatives)

 

Academic Subjects Addressed

Saturn, the Cassini mission & miscellaneous missions to Saturn, astronomical navigation for finding Saturn in the night sky, basic astrophysics of a solar gas giant, meteorology of Saturn

 

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 Last Modified 9/25/14