Our public relations coordinator, Scott McGillivray, talked on Global TV about Saturn and the Cassini mission, Orbital ATK missions that launch rockets from planes, making plans for the Solar Eclipse on Aug 21, 2017 (eclipse map), and image processing of raw Juno data.
Scott’s segment on Saturn and Cassini is a good lead in for the Paul Sykes Lecture on Jan 21st at 7:30pm at SFU’s Burnaby campus: Going out in a Blaze of Glory: Cassini Science Highlights and the Grand Finale
Cassini will send back its final bits of unique data on September 15, 2017 as it plunges into Saturn’s atmosphere, vaporizing to protect tiny Enceladus, one of Saturn’s ocean worlds. Come and hear the story of recent science discoveries and the upcoming excitement during the final orbits. Dr. Linda Spilker, Cassini Project Scientist, will present highlights of Cassini’s ambitious inquiry at Saturn and an overview of science observations in the final orbits.