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Explore Discoveries Of Cassini Mission To Saturn

on March 20, 2019 - 11:41am
Learn about the Cassini Mission to Saturn at 7 p.m., Friday at the Nature Center. Plus, watch the full-dome film 'Incoming!' at 2 p.m., Saturday. Courtesy photo
 
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The community is invited to join Dan Reisenfeld at 7 p.m. Friday, March 22 at the Los Alamos Nature Center to learn more about what scientists have discovered from the Cassini mission that orbited Saturn.
 
NASA and the European Space Agency had a spacecraft at Saturn sending back a continuous stream of images for 13 years. The Cassini mission orbited Saturn 2004 to 2017 and made what is described as spectacular discoveries about the planet, its rings and its moons.
 
During his presentation Friday, Reisenfeld will take the audience on a tour of the discoveries of this mission, which he worked on himself.
 
In addition to this talk, the nature center will show the full-dome film “Incoming!” at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 23. This planetarium show explores asteroids, comets and the hard-hitting stories of the cosmic origins. “Incoming!” lets the audience embark on a journey back in time and across the Solar System to follow the paths of asteroids and comets that have collided with Earth and those that roam far from home.
 
Seating is limited for both of these events, so please call the nature center at 505.662.0460 or stop by to reserve tickets. Admission for both programs is $6 for adults and $4 for children. Events in the planetarium are not recommended for children under age 4.
 
For more information about this and other PEEC programs, visit www.peecnature.org, email programs@peecnature.org or call 505.662.0460.

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