Saturn

Close-range remote sensing of Saturn's rings during Cassini's ring grazing orbits and grand finale

, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
With its 13-year mission at Saturn now complete, Cassini takes its place as the most spectacularly successful interplanetary mission in the history of NASA.  It its final 10 months, from December 2016 to September 2017, Cassini transformed itself into a whole new mission with its Ring Grazing Orb

In Saturn's Rings - New York

, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Narrated by LeVar Burton, In Saturn’s Rings is a grand tour of the universe, starring Saturn.

In Saturn's Rings at Museum of Flight

, 6:00 AM - 7:30 AM
Get an up-close view of Saturn’s rings without traveling through space.

Cassini's Spectacular Final Year at Saturn with Dr. Matthew Tiscareno

, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
With its 13-year mission at Saturn now complete, Cassini takes its place as the most spectacularly successful interplanetary mission in the history of NASA.

In Saturn's Rings

, 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
In Saturn’s Rings at the Museum of Flight

In Saturn's Rings

, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
In Saturn’s Rings at the Museum of Flight
Saturn's Rings  credit: NASA

New Film, "In Saturn’s Rings", is a Unique Tour of the Universe

In Saturn’s Rings is a trip through space. Narrated by LeVar Burton, Stephen van Vuuren’s new documentary film uses millions of images of Earth, the Milky Way, and the Moon that were captured by Hubble, Cassini, and other NASA space telescopes to offer a grand tour of the universe.

Cassini: A Look Back and a Fond Farewell

, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Stellar occultations of planetary rings: from Palomar to Cassini

, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Chance observations of stars as they pass behind planets have provided some of our most valuable data on the structure of planetary ring systems, beginning with the discovery of the uranian rings with the Kuiper Airborne Observatory in 1977.
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Moonlets Created and Destroyed in a Ring of Saturn

MOUNTAIN VIEW – There is an ongoing drama in the Saturnian ring system that causes small moons to be born and then destroyed on time scales that are but an eyeblink in the history of the solar system.  SETI Institute scientists Robert French and