Observatory hosts "SATURN WAVE" Event
Several hundred people gathered on the lawn at Griffith Observatory on July 19, 2013, to wave at Saturn as NASA's Cassini spacecraft took a photograph of the ringed planet with Earth in the background. Observatory staff presented a lecture describing Cassini's mission to Saturn at 3:00 p.m., and Observatory telescopes featured the planet after dark.
Do The Saturn Wave
at Griffith Observatory!
On Friday, July 19, 2013, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will take a portrait of Saturn, and Earth will be in the picture!
|Here is what Saturn and Earth will look like from Cassini at the time of the portrait:|
|Even though Earth will only be a one-pixel dot in Cassini’s view, you can still be part of the picture if you are outside at the right time.|
|Los Angeles will be visible from Saturn when
Cassini’s camera snaps the image between 2:27 and 2:42 p.m., PDT.
Join the crowd on the front lawn of Griffith Observatory to be part of the picture!
|•||Gather on the lawn at 2:20 p.m.|
|•||Wave at Saturn and be in the Cassini photo at 2:27 p.m.|
|•||Hear a talk at 3:00 p.m. reviewing the incredible discoveries made by Cassini|
|•||View Saturn and its rings through a telescope after dark from 8:00 - 9:30 p.m.|
|•||For more information click this link: http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/news/waveatsaturn/|
Friday, July 19, 2013
2:27 p.m., PDT
Admission is free.