Former NASA scientist Dr. Marla Moore will lecture about “The Cassini Probe at Saturn: Its Journey and Legacy” on Saturday, Sept. 23 at Western Nevada College’s Jack C. Davis Observatory.
The free lecture begins at 7:30 p.m. in the observatory, which is located at 2699 Van Patten Drive in Carson City.
In Moore’s timely talk about the Cassini Probe at Saturn, the WNC astronomy instructor will impart what Cassini has done since it arrived in orbit around Saturn in 2004.
“This will be very timely as the Cassini probe will have just crashed into Saturn’s atmosphere (Sept. 15), sending as much data as possible before the ringed giant burns up the probe in a meteoric flash,” said Thomas Herring, the observatory’s director.
On Saturday nights when lectures aren’t scheduled, the observatory is open to the public from sundown to 11 p.m. Star Parties brings together people with an interest in astronomy.