The next scheduled meeting for the Mt Shasta Star Gazers is on:
October 4th 6:30 PM
309 N Mt Shasta Blvd
Mt Shasta, CA
Subject: Almost everything we know today about Saturn, the beautiful giant ringed planet, comes from Cassini, the NASA mission that launched in 1997 and arrived at Saturn in 2004. Since then, the spacecraft has been beaming home great images and scientific data, revealing countless wonders about the planet, its rings, and 62 moons—including some that could harbor life.
Before its final day on September 15, 2017, it made one last set of daring maneuvers—diving between the innermost ring and the top of Saturn’s atmosphere. Aiming to skim less than 2,000 miles above the cloud tops, no spacecraft has ever gone so close to Saturn and hopes are high for incredible observations that could solve major mysteries about the planet’s core. But such a daring maneuver comes with many risks. Join NASA engineers for the tense and triumphant moments as they find out if their gambit paid off, and discover the wonders that Cassini has revealed over the years. And then celebrate Cassini's final last dive to become a permanent part of Saturn. Join us as we watch a video that summarizes the adventure called Cassini.
As usual, light refreshments will be served.
As usual, refreshments will be served.