Saturn : Jewel of the Heavens

Clark Planetarium

36 minutes

  • Audience: General admission
  • Category: Astronomy
  • Technology: 2D
  • Genre: Documentary

Once a planet of great mystery, now we know more than ever before about its amazing system of rings, moons, and storms thanks to modern robotic space pioneers. “Saturn : Jewel of the Heavens” not only incorporates the best imagery from the Cassini-Huygens mission, it uses photomaps of the moons to create 3-dimensional bodies complete with surface sculpting and height maps so the craters, canyons and mountains will show true surface relief.

From its bizarre moons with mysterious features, to the millions of icy particles that compose the enigmatic rings, this is the modern three-dimensional tour of the Saturnian system that goes beyond the CG experience – It’s like flying piggyback on the Cassini spacecraft.