8pm Friday 15th September is our members night in celebration of the end of the NASA Cassini Mission at Saturn.
Launched 19 years and 11 months ago the NASA Cassini spacecraft is due to plunge into the atmosphere of Saturn around 9-10pm on Friday 15th September, perfectly timed for our members night. Jacquie Milner & Chris Samuel will lead you on a celebration of its 13 years of orbiting Saturn, imaging its moons, rings & atmosphere in all its stunning beauty plus those unexpected discoveries that awed us just as much before we adjourn at 9pm to watch NASA TV's coverage of the fiery end of Cassini's grand finale. Cassini's last scheduled image will already have been taking during our morning but it will already be returning real time science data as it enters the atmosphere. Come and vote for your favourite mission image and enjoy some Cassini-themed food while we wait for the end.
"1% fuel left, +/- 2%" #GrandFinale— Mount Burnett Obsvy (@MBObservatory) September 15, 2017
.@CassiniSaturn in the atmosphere.— Mount Burnett Obsvy (@MBObservatory) September 15, 2017
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