Saturn & its Moons:
A Ring-Side View from Cassini-Huygens
Third Annual GSA Public Forum in Salt Lake City
image courtesy of NASA / JPL.
Mon., 17 Oct., Salt Palace Convention Center
Twenty-three years after the last robotic probe encountered Saturn, the Cassini-Huygens mission is returning unprecedented views of the gas giant, its rings, and its moons. Based on a Pardee Keynote Symposium from the GSA Planetary Geology Division (The Return to Saturn: Results from Cassini-Huygens), this forum will present, in laymans terms and spectacular pictures, the latest results and how scientists are interpreting new data from this international mission of science and exploration.
Top mission scientists include:
- Torrence Johnson, Chief Scientist for the Solar System Exploration Programs Directorate at Caltech's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Topic: Cassini-Huygens Mission Overview
- Rosaly Lopes, Principal Scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Lead Scientist for Geophysics and Planetary Geosciences, and Investigation Scientist for the Cassini Titan Radar Mapper
Topic: Radar Imaging of Titan
- Laurence Soderblom, Interdisciplinary Scientist for the NASA Cassini Orbiter Mission, Science Team Member on the ESA Huygens Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer investigation, and Research Geophysicist with the USGS in Flagstaff, AZ
Topic: Titan from the perspective of Cassini VIMS and Huygens DISR
- Carolyn Porco, Leader of the Cassini Imaging Science team and Director of the Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for Operations (CICLOPS), Space Science Institute, Boulder, CO
Topic: Saturn's Rings and Atmosphere