The Cassini-Huygens mission left Earth in 1997, traveling to the planet Saturn, where it would spend the next 13 years orbiting and exploring the famously ringed world before its final journey into Saturn itself. From the data and stunning imagery collected by Cassini, we continue to learn about the complex system of rings as well as the moons that fuel, shape, and even arise from them. Join us in reviewing the incredible discoveries of the Cassini-Huygens mission.
Lesley Simanton-Coogan is the Planetarium Director and a Lecturer at the University of North Georgia in the Department of Physics. She received her B.A. degree in physics at Albion College (Albion, MI) and her Ph.D. in physics at the University of Toledo (Toledo, OH). She has researched populations of star clusters and galaxy evolution. Currently, she is working on science outreach through the planetarium and learning animation techniques for planetarium graphics.