Kaufmanis Lecture: Carolyn Porco
May 31st, 2005

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Mpls Convention center

crowd gathers

title slide

Len Kuhi does intros

Carolyn Porco


Carolyn Porco answers questions

Carolyn Porco answers questions

Carolyn Porco answers questions

Carolyn, Larry Rudnick (conf chair) & Door prize winner

Carolyn & Door prize winner

Door prize winner & scope prize

Carolyn Porco signs an autograph

Carolyn Porco signs an autograph

Carolyn Porco answers questions

To see the latest images from Cassini visit Carolyn Porco's imaging team's site at: http://ciclops.lpl.arizona.edu

or visit http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/multimedia/images/raw/index.cfm

For more information about the Cassini-Huygens mission visit http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov.

Kaufmanis Lecture: Carolyn Porco This year's Kaufmanis lecture will be given by Carolyn Porco on May 31st at 8 PM at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The title of her talk is "Adventures in the Promised Land: Cassini in Orbit around Saturn".

A glistening spaceship, with seven lonely years and billions of miles behind it, glides into orbit around a ringed, softly-hued planet. A flying-saucer shaped machine descends through a hazy atmosphere and lands on the surface of an alien moon, ten times farther from the Sun than the Earth. Fantastic though they seem, these visions are not a dream. The Cassini spacecraft and its Huygens probe have traveled invisible interplanetary roads to the place we call Saturn. Their successful entry into orbit, the mythic landing of Huygens on the cold, dark equatorial plains of Titan, and Cassini's explorations of the saturnian environment are already the stuff of legend. What they have shown us thus far, and the images they have collected, are being closely examined in the pursuit of precise scientific information on the nature of this very alien planetary system.

Come along for the ride, and witness the sights and magic worked by these emissaries from Earth to the enchanting realm of Saturn.

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