EMU observatory's "Saturn Night" gives look and 'feel' of planet, March 25

by Ward Mullens, Published March 16, 2010

YPSILANTI - The Sherzer Observatory at Eastern Michigan University will host “Saturn Night,” Thursday, March 25 at 8 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public. Some of the latest images from the ongoing Cassini mission will be shown and explained.

“We’ll also demonstrate temperatures found on Saturn, using liquid nitrogen,” said Norbert Vance, professor and director of the observatory.

Vance said both Saturn and Mars will be visible from the observatory, but because of Daylight Savings Time, the best views of the planets occur later in the evening, weather permitting.

The Sherzer Observatory has regular viewings every Thursday through March and April. From May through August, the viewings occur every other Thursday beginning at 8:30 p.m.

For more information, go to www.physics.emich.edu/sherzer/index.htm. Or call 734-487-3033

Ward Mullens

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