Coming Up

Saturday, May 12, 2007
1:00 p.m. PDT
Cassini Update with Paul Doherty

The Cassini spacecraft continues to orbit Saturn, sending back astonishing images of the ringed planet and its moons. Join us as we look at the latest images and do some hands-on activities to help us understand.

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Previous Webcasts

Saturday, January 7, 2006
Cassini Update

It's been a year since we've had an update webcast. What's happened in the Saturnian system in that time? Join Paul Doherty and Eric Wegryn for the latest scoops.
Saturday, January 22, 2005
How Far Have We Gone?

After a week of analyzing the data from the Huygens probe, do scientists think of Titan differently? What were the unexpected findings? Which hypotheses were wrong? Which were correct? Join us as we talk to mission scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and get the latest on this enigmatic moon.

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Saturday, January 15, 2005
What Do the Pictures Mean?

After yesterday’s historic mission to the surface of Titan, what happens next? What do the new pictures of Saturn’s largest moon tell us, and what does it mean for our understanding of earth?

Friday, January 14, 2005
The Huygens probe will have completed its descent to Titan, capturing hundreds of images on its way. Join Senior Scientist Paul Doherty as he gives us background on this incredible mission and sets the stage for the first close-up images of this mysterious moon. Then check back in the late afternoon: We’ll go live as soon as we receive the first images from the European Space Agency headquarters in Darmstadt, Germany.


November 5th, 2004
Titan: Up Close and Personal

Paul Doherty and Eric Wegryn explore the latest photos of Titan taken from only 750 miles away.

October 15, 2004
Our Heads in the Clouds

Paul Doherty and Ron Hipschman discuss the clouds and atmosphere of Saturn. Learn how to make a cloud in your kitchen or an atmosphere in a soda bottle!
Saturn's South Pole
August 21, 2004
Looking Back at Saturn

Paul Doherty and Ron Hipschman discuss some of Saturn's interesting history.
July 16, 2004
The Mystery of Titan

Paul Doherty and Eric Wegryn discuss the most intriguing moon in the Solar System, Titan. Titan is veiled in a mysterious dense smoggy atmosphere.
July 9, 2004
The Rings of Saturn

Paul Doherty and Eric Wegryn show the newest pictures of Saturn's rings, discuss how the rings come to be, and what they are made of.
Saturn's Rings
July 2, 2004
A New Look at Phoebe

Paul Doherty and Eric Wegryn show the newest pictures of Phoebe, discuss how moons are formed, and talks about the new infrared mapping images.
April 29, 2004
Saturn from Lick Observatory

The generous folks at Lick Observatory (Thanks Rem!) allowed us to connect our video camera to their 36" refractor . Here is what an earthbound observer can see on a not-so-good night for observing. Thank you Magnetic Images for the loan of the camera! Accompanying music is "Saturn" by Holst.