Dr. Matthew Tiscareno, Senior Research Scientist, SETI Institute
Cassini’s Spectacular Final Year at Saturn
Cassini’s 13-year exploration of Saturn stands as the most successful interplanetary mission in NASA history. Its “Grand Finale” (with dives off the outer ring edge, and between inner rings & cloud tops) culminated with a plunge into Saturn’s depths. Insights earned during these maneuvers bring Saturn’s complex glory into focus as never before.
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Dress appropriately, it can be cold in the evenings on the mountain
Bring a flashlight to help navigate your way from the theater to the telescopes and cars
IF the weather is questionable the day of the event, call our hotline: 415-455-5370 after 3:30pm. Any cancellations will be posted. Note that cloudy weather and/or high winds may prevent observing through the telescopes, but generally don’t stop the lectures. Talks are cancelled only for rain or fire danger.