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Framingham State University Planetarium

Framingham, MA 01701

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Family Night at the Framingham State University Planetarium presents: Cassini's Grand Finale

On September 15, NASA's Cassini spacecraft will plunge into Saturn, ending its mission of exploration that began almost 20 years ago. Cassini was the first spacecraft in history to enter the orbit of Saturn and has spent the last 13 years studying the giant planet and its unique system of rings and moons. Join planetarium educator Mary MacDonald and NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador Piyush Khopkar as we say farewell to this remarkably successful mission and reflect on its many years of discovery. In this live, collaborative presentation, we will locate Saturn in our night sky, explore the techical innovations of the Cassini spacecraft, and of course, observe the Ring World as Cassini saw it, up-close and personal. Piyush will have all the information and resources you need if you want to learn more about Cassini and the many other missions following in its footsteps.

Fulldome Film: no • Live Planetarium Content: yes • Guest Speaker: yes

ABOUT OUR SHOWS

Monthly public programs at FSU’s digital planetarium are about one hour in length and may include some combination of: a fulldome feature film, a short talk presented by a guest speaker, and/or a live planetarium segment. A live planetarium segment may include a tour of the seasonal night sky and/or other multimedia elements presented with live narration.

Family Night at the FSU Planetarium is a series of events designed to give families with children ages 6 and up an opportunity to discover the marvelous diversity of our universe, together.

To ensure visitor safety and quality of presentation, planetarium doors will remain closed once the show has begun. Late arrivals will not be admitted. If pre-registered guests have not checked within 5 minutes of start time, their tickets will be released.

Suggested Donation: $5 per guest

Please review directions and parking information in advance.

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Framingham State University Planetarium

Framingham, MA 01701

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