What to look out, and up, for in November.
October brings us good views of Venus, Saturn, Mars, and Jupiter, the Orionid Meteor Shower, and night launch visible on the eastern seaboard, along with a challenge for the Pequea Valley Planetarium
Date: November 12, 2009 Title: Cassini/Huygens: Rewriting the Textbook on Saturn Podcaster: Kevin Grazier Links: http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov http://ciclops.org/?js=1 Description: Cassini has given us a whole new view of Saturn, Titan, and other moons of this amazing and beautiful ringed world. Kevin Grazier from Cassini provides an overview of what has been learned so far from the […]
Date: September 4, 2009 Title: Saturn’s Rings Do a Disappearing Trick Podcaster: Emily Lakdawalla Organization: The Planetary Society www.planetary.org/blog Description: Today Earth crosses the plane of Saturn’s rings, a special event that happens only once every fifteen years. I’ll explain how ring plane crossings produce discoveries of moons, and why this year’s ring plane crossing […]
Date: August 28, 2009 Title: Saturn’s Moon Enceladus – Past, Present, and Future Podcaster: David Seal Organization: None Description: August 28th will be the 220th anniversary of William Herschel’s discovery of Saturn’s moon, Enceladus. Enceladus is rapidly becoming one of the most interesting bodies in the Solar System, due in large part to jets of […]
Date: August 26, 2009 Title: 20th Anniversary of Voyager 2 at Neptune Podcaster: Martin Ratcliffe and Dr. Ed Stone Organization: None Description: In August 1989, the Voyager 2 spacecraft performed the first reconnaissance with the solar system’s outermost major planet, Neptune. Now, 20 years later, the Voyager mission Project Scientist, Dr. Ed Stone, joined me […]
Date: August 11, 2009 Title: Cassini Watches the Sun Rise Above Saturn’s Rings Podcaster: Emily Lakdawalla Organization: The Planetary Society http://planetary.org/blog Description: Today, August 11, 2009, marks Saturn’s equinox, the first day of spring in its northern hemisphere. An observer at Saturn sees crazy things happening when the Sun passes through the plane that contains […]