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Saturn Spotting

Ask any child what they want to see in a telescope and "SATURN!!" will be the answer. The weekend of June 3-5th is the hightlight of our Saturn Spotting program, but observe Saturn whenever you can! Get out with your scope and wow the public with views of Saturn and its rings. 

  Don’t forget to look for the shadow of the rings on Saturn’s body which is a wonderful dark shadow underneath the ring system OR can be – based on the angel, above the ring system.   Where will that shadow be this year??

 

Want to know where Saturn’s moons will be – check out Sky and Telescope’s link  to Saturn’s moon calculator so you will know who is who out there.  For fun print out the Saturn log sheets where you can draw the ring system of Saturn.  MAKE SURE  to show the Cassini division and a few of the moons.

 

Sky & Telescopes' Guide to Observing Saturn

Sky & Telescope's Java Utility to identify the Saturn's Moons

NASA Education/Outreach Activities Saturn in Your Kitchen and Backyard

NASA's Children's Saturn Acitivies

Perez Media beltofvenus.net Saturn Observing template, rings 16 degree tilt

Perez Media beltofvenus.net Saturn Observing template, rings 14 degree tilt

Perez Media beltofvenus.net Saturn Observing template, rings 10 degrees

EdHelper Saturn - lessons and activities

Mr. Nussbaum All About Saturn

NASA Play-Doh Planets

Nasa Paper Models of Orbiters

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