The Cassini-Huygens mission returned some of the most sublime images of our time and made many incredible discoveries.
Saturn: The Cassini experience is a thought-provoking talk in celebration of Cassini’s epic journey to Saturn. The story starts with the mission launch in 1997, followed by orbit insertion at the end of 2004; it continues through to the Grand Finale in October 2017. The story is told with the help of vibrant graphics and sensational photographs captured by Cassini’s onboard cameras.
Ground-breaking science and discoveries about Saturn, its dazzling rings and intriguing moons are presented in everyday language, explaining relevant terms as they come up.
Learn about Saturn’s moon, Titan – the second largest moon in the Solar System, and the only one with a substantial atmosphere and topography sculpted by liquid erosion. Find out about Enceladus, with its powerful geysers driven by a warm water ocean beneath its icy crust. These are just two of the more than 60 moons now known to orbit this planetary jewel, several being discovered by this awe-inspiring mission.
The talk lasts about an hour, followed by an optional question and answer session.
£75 for one hour (incl. Q&As)
We can bring all equipment needed, but can plug into your projection and audio system if you have one.
TRAVEL & OVERNIGHT STAY
Travel is charged at 45p per mile from our base in Hastings to your venue and back again. If the journey will take us over 2 hours we may have to charge for an overnight stay which costs an extra £45. If our journey includes tolls and ferry charges, these will be added too.
We’re based in Hastings on the South East coast. If you’re from an astronomy society a long way from us, you could request the same live presentation with Q&As online via Zoom (a download and strong internet connection will be required). Please state on the Booking Form if you would like this option.
Lectures and talks can take place anywhere that can accommodate a projector and screen, plus enough chairs for the audience to sit comfortably (a classroom or village hall will do just fine).
To make a booking, please use the Booking Form (click the big button at the bottom of the page). If you need to talk through any aspects of your booking before filling out the form, call us on 01424 420968 or send us an email.
HEALTH & SAFETY
• We hold £10,000,000 Public Liability Insurance
• All of our electrical equipment is PAT tested, certificates are available on request
• The speaker holds an Enhanced DBS Certificate and carries photo ID