Royal Observatory Greenwich Christmas Lecture

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Date and time: 
9 December | 6.45-7.45pm
Adult: £10.00 | Concession: £8.50 | Child: £7.00 | Members: 10% discount
Royal Observatory, Peter Harrison Planetarium
Talks & courses

Professor Carl Murray celebrates the 20 year life of the Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn in this revealing lecture.

Launched in 1997, the NASA/ESA Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn came to a close earlier this year with a dramatic descent into Saturn's atmosphere in September. Since its orbital insertion in 2004, the Cassini orbiter explored the famous ringed gas giant and its vast system of weird and wonderful moons, one of which was explored up close and personal with the Huygens lander. Professor Carl Murray of Queen Mary University London will share his experiences with the mission from its inception to the latest knowledge gleaned from data that will be studied for decades to come.

Age: 11+

Image credit: NASA JPL Space Science Institute