Celebrate Titan – Saturn’s “Earth like” Moon

For those in the area of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, this event might be of interest:

Titan Through Time

You’re invited to the “Titan Through Time” public night, a free event to be held on Tuesday, April 6, 7:00 ­ 8:30 p.m., at the Visitors Center at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md. Click here for directions.

Join us as we celebrate Saturn’s remarkable, “Earth-like” moon Titan! See the latest images and results from the Cassini spacecraft and from professional and amateur telescopes, all presented by astrophysicists whose specialty is Titan.

The newest findings will be covered during four 10-minute presentations geared for members of the public and students high-school age and older. Then comes a discussion period, when members of the audience will be encouraged to ask questions. Afterward, check out the Visitors Center’s Science on a Sphere movie, and come to the courtyard (weather permitting) to view the planets through telescopes provided by the Goddard Astronomy Club.

Featured speakers and their topics:

  • Linda Spilker, Cassini Project Scientist, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory: “Titan from Cassini”
  • Mike Brown, California Institute of Technology: “Titan’s Changing Face”
  • Ralph Lorenz, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory: “Observing Titan from Your Backyard”
  • Chris McKay, NASA’s Ames Research Center: “Is Titan Alive?”
  • Chair/Moderator: Conor Nixon, University of Maryland

To help us determine how many people to expect, we request registration ahead of time at: http://education.gsfc.nasa.gov/events/titan.html

Contact Elizabeth Zubritsky at Goddard with questions. She can be reached at 301-614-5438, or elizabeth.a.zubritsky@nasa.gov

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