Ring World

Ages 10 - Adult

Visited any big planets lately? Ring World will take you on a journey to close-up views of the most elegant of the sun's planets, Saturn. Under the dome, visitors travel with the NASA Cassini-Huygens probe and follow its adventure to the Saturnian system of graceful rings, bright storms, and exotic moons. The forces at work there are just beginning to reveal themselves to scientists on Earth and new data arrives daily from the remote science instruments in orbit around Saturn. A tour of the current night sky, a recreation of Cassini's journey, and its most recent returns make Ring World a true space science exploration.

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Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium, 5781 Wingate Hall, Orono, ME 04469-5781
Phone: (207) 581-1341