Goodbye Cassini. Hello Saturn

On 15 September 2017 NASA’s Cassini space probe death-dived into Saturn’s atmosphere. It was a fiery exit for humankind’s most successful space mission. For thirteen years little Cassini, no larger than a removals truck, danced its way around the giant Saturnian syst
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Last Chance to See Saturn in the Autumn Sky for 2016

September and October 2016 give us a final opportunity to see Saturn in the evening sky this year. As night falls across the UK the ringed planet is found low to the south-west horizon as a bright star-like object to the naked eye, almost forming a short horizontal line across the sky
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How to Find Mars and Saturn in June 2016

Mars and Saturn are at their best in the UK evening sky during June 2016. Both planets are easy to find with the naked eye low down towards your local southern horizon. They are in fact so bright that you can see Mars and Saturn in the twilight sky before it is fully dark. Mars is fir
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See Saturn with a Telescope in August 2015

Saturn is well-placed to view through a telescope in the evening sky this August. From the UK it is easy to find. Look for a bright star-like object with the naked eye low down in the south-western part of the sky as darkness falls. Saturn shines pale yellow and is the brightest objec
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Discover Titan in Orbit around Saturn this Summer

Titan as Imaged in Natural Colour. Credit Cassini/NASA/JPL Titan is Saturn’s largest Moon. It is a small frigid world, about half the size of Earth, where surface temperatures dip as low as minus 179 degrees Celsius. Titan’s surface is mostly hidden from view by a thick or
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Saturn at its Best in the Evening Sky in April 2013

Majestic Saturn rises into the evening sky during April 2013. You’ll find it low down towards the southeastern horizon, almost midway between the white-blue light of Spica and the deep orange hues of Antares in Scorpio. Saturns rings are wide open and easy to see through our ren
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