Open Dome Event – Reviewing the End of Cassini
The Cassini Mission has been an outstanding exploration of Saturn, its rings and moons. This fascinating mission has come to an end in September and Dr D Brown (NTU) will tell us more about Cassini and its end of mission.
- From: Thursday 28 September 2017, 8 pm
- To: Thursday 28 September 2017, 10 pm
- Location: CELS, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham, NG11 8NS
- Booking deadline: Wednesday 27 September 2017, 11.59 am
Saturn is one of the most recognisable planets in our solar system. Our second largest gas giant with amazing rings and a plethora of odd and intriguing moons. Some of these moons might even contain liquid water and possibly life.
Dr D Brown (NTU) will outline the highlights of Cassini’s 13 years orbiting Saturn. He will cover how we explored moons such as Titan and dived through Saturn’s rings, ultimately ending in a controlled descent into Saturn.
Booking is required for this event. While attending, you consent to filming, photography, and sound recording – which may include you as a member of the audience – and its use in publication or advertising distribution, either printed or online, without payment or copyright.
The event will start at 8 pm with Dr D Brown's talk Reviewing the End of Cassini. Refreshments will be offered from 7.45 pm in the CELS foyer. Afterwards, visitors will get a tour of the NTU observatory and the chance to see interesting objects in the autumn sky using the observatory's telescopes, small telescopes and binoculars, if the weather allows it.
If the weather is not good, a small planetarium session will be offered in the observatory pointing out objects of interest.
Booking is required for this event. Entrance is free and available to everyone who is interested.
Parking is available only for booked visitors in the Main Gate car park.