The Rings of Saturn!
Planetarium and Observatory Open House
of the Physics Department to view one of the solar system’s
most magical planets--now in a perfect position in the night sky.
Saturn’s current nearness
to the planet Earth, the tilt of its rings, and the clear winter
skies make the end of January the best viewing opportunity we
will have in all of 2004 and for a while to come.
||Friday, January 30, 2004
Location: Planetarium E300,
Mathematics and Science Center
400 Dowman Drive
|Saturn. 12/30/03. Emory Observatory.
Members of the Emory community (and their families and friends)
are invited to check out the planetary “Lord of the Rings” on
the evening of January 30th. Just drop into the Emory planetarium
any time between 7:00 and 10:00 PM for a dramatic, live video feed
of Saturn direct from the 24-inch reflector in the observatory.
Then go up to Emory’s rooftop observation deck to view Saturn
through small telescopes set up for your viewing pleasure.
Please note: Live Saturn viewing is weather dependent.
Even the best telescopes cannot see through clouds. But members of
Department will be on hand, rain or shine, to show you previously
recorded images of Saturn and point out details such as structure
and gaps in the rings or storms and shadows on the disc of the
planet and to answer your astronomical questions.
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Recommended Links about Saturn: