March Public Lecture – “Visiting the Lord of the Rings”

On Wednesday 21st March, we welcome guest speaker Jerry Stone FBIS FRAS who will be talking about Cassini-Huygens mission to the great planet Saturn – the titular “Lord of the Rings”.

Cassini at Saturn (Image: NASA/JPL and Paul Kemp/Terry Regan)

Cassini at Saturn (Image: NASA/JPL and Paul Kemp/Terry Regan)

The Cassini spacecraft is currently orbiting the planet Saturn after a journey of more than 7 years. It carried the Huygens probe which separated from Cassini in December 2004 and descended to the surface of Titan (Saturn’s largest moon) in January 2005. In this talk, you’ll hear about the exploration of Saturn –  from before we knew it had rings, up to the latest results.

Jerry Stone is a freelance presenter on astronomy and space exploration, has given talks on space for over 40 years and is the author of “One Small Step”. He runs Spaceflight UK and presents space workshops for schools all over the UK.

The lecture is open to everyone, all are welcome. It takes place at the Henry Dixon Hall, Rivenhall End on Wednesday 21st March at 7:30pm. Entry is £4 for non-members. For further information on how to get there, see the Events page.

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Posted on 10 March, 2012, in Astronomy News, Society News, Space exploration, Stargazing and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on March Public Lecture – “Visiting the Lord of the Rings”.

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