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Sat, 30 Mar

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Institute of Astronomy

CYA: Saturn

The sight of the planet Saturn through a telescope for the first time almost always brings the word "Wow!" to the lips and is one of the most amazing sights in Astronomy. We'll talk about Saturn, its rings and some of its multitude of moons.

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CYA: Saturn
CYA: Saturn

Time & Location

30 Mar 2024, 10:00 – 12:00

Institute of Astronomy, Madingley Rd, Cambridge CB3 0HA, UK

About The Event

The vision of the ball in space floating inside the rings, and the family of moons that can be tracked down has been a source of fascination to many astronomers over the years since Galileo first observed it with a telescope. It is now one of the planets that has been well studied by spacecraft that have flown-by and orbitted this gas-giant planet. 

We will follow our usual routine of a series of table talks and games, followed by a short talk in the lecture theatre and some model building.

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