Saturn: The Ringed Giant

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Rancho Mirage Public Library
Community Room

Event Details

One of the most picturesque places in the solar system—Saturn has captured our imagination and wonder for centuries. From its icy rings and pale clouds to its vast host of varied moons, Saturn and the worlds that orbit it are unique and dynamic. What we have learned of this world and its moons have left us with more questions than answers. How did the rings form? How long will the rings last? Is there life elsewhere in the solar system? Can you sail a hydrocarbon sea? Can it “snow” in a vacuum? Would you like to fly like a bird under an orange sky? These and other questions beckon us to explore this beautiful place further.
Event Type(s): Observatory Programming
Presenter: Eric McLaughlin