NSN Webinar: Cassini End of Mission
Photos: NASA, JPL

Join us on Wednesday, September 20 at 6pm Pacific (9pm Eastern) when Trina Ray from NASA's JPL will update us on the end of the Cassini Mission to Saturn. NSN members can find related links for more information and resources, and a link to preregister for this webinar, on this dedicated outreach resource page  (NSN login required).

Cassini’s Grand Finale: The end of a fantastic mission. The international Cassini-Huygens spacecraft was launched on October 15, 1997 and had a marathon 7-year 2-billion-mile journey to the distant planet Saturn. The 23-foot tall, 14-foot wide, 6-ton spacecraft is the largest most sophisticated outer planet spacecraft ever built, and is at the end of its thirteenth year of operation in orbit around the planet Saturn. This talk will briefly cover an overview of the Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn, but will focus on the exciting Grand Finale (the last 22 orbits of the mission where the spacecraft has been flying inside the rings – right over Saturn’s cloud tops). We’ll talk about what happened during the Cassini Grand Finale.

About Trina Ray:

Trina Ray received a B.S. in physics/astronomy option from Cal State Northridge and her master's degree in astronomy from San Diego State University. She has held many positions on Cassini during her 21 years on the mission, including instrument operations engineer, science system engineer, and currently as Cassini's Science Planning and Sequencing Team deputy and the Titan Orbiter Science Team co-chair. She was one of the key strategic planners of the Grand Finale Mission.

 
NSN members can find related links for more information and resources, and a link to preregister for this webinar, on this dedicated outreach resource page (NSN login required).
 
Previous NSN Webinar
 

Most recently, NSN members joined NASA's GLOBE Explorer app team on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, for a webinar on how citizen scientists can provide data on changes in temperature and cloud during the solar eclipse. You can find the recording of  this webinar and related resources on the webinar resource page.


 Images courtesy of NASA, NASA, Holli Riebeek Kohl, and Kristin Weaver



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Upcoming Webinars (all webinars to be held at 6pm PT/9pm ET)



September 20, 2017
9:00 PM Eastern/ 6:00 PM Pacific
Cassini End of Mission with Trina Ray
More information on the webinar Outreach Resource page

October 17, 2017
9:00 PM Eastern/ 6:00 PM Pacific
Exploring NASA's Universe on Social Media with Jason Townsend
More information on the webinar Outreach Resource page

Last updated: September 15, 2017