Christmas opening times

Over the Christmas period the Royal Observatory, National Maritime Museum, Cutty Sark and Queen's House will be open as usual. We are closed to the public from 24-26 December. Plan your next visit

Essential information

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

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