The Astronomy Center has provided educational resources to introductory astronomy educators since 2003. Over the past 20 years, the rapid pace of discovery has rendered some of our linked resources obsolete. Thus, the Astronomy Center will be decommissioned on March 1, 2022. Our highest quality resources will be retained on ComPADRE.org.
Cassini completed its initial four-year mission to explore the Saturn System in June 2008 and the first extended mission, called the Cassini Equinox Mission in September 2010. Now, the spacecraft is seeking new discoveries in a second extended mission called the Cassini Solstice Mission. The mission's extension goes through September 2017 and is named for the Saturnian summer solstice occurring in May 2017.
This website is designed to educate the public about the Cassini Mission by providing press releases, videos, products, an image gallery, posters, slides, and references about Saturn. Materials are geared to different ages and levels of understanding.
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