Cassini - An Incredible Voyage
The Cassini-Huygens mission was launched on October 15, 1997. The destination was the ringed planet Saturn. This two decades long mission included a two ton orbiter to probe into the Saturnian system and a 350 kg landing probe - Huygens, which parachuted down to the surface of the largest moon - Titan. The program brings alive on the planetarium dome the excitements of a host of new findings by this two decades long mission. This was truly an international mission. A group of 28 countries from Europe and America participated in its planning, design and execution. One of the 67 moons of Saturn, other than Titan, Enceladus, was found to be quite interesting. Discovery of water deep below the icy surface of Enceladus, is one of the major highlights of the mission, raising the possibility of finding life forms anywhere else in the solar system. It is the second satellite in the solar system with a direct evidence of sub-surface oceans. In addition, this hour long presentation furnishes a host of very interesting astronomical tidbits to the visitors to make it an unforgettable experience. All shows are in Hindi.
Planetarium entry-fee is non-refundable.