NASA Solar System Ambassador to talk about Cassini-Huygens spacecraft and its seven years orbiting Saturn


SEATTLE, Nov. 22, 2011--A Dec. 3 lecture by NASA Solar System Ambassador Dr. Ron Hobbs looks at the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft's seven years in Saturn's orbit. The mission has produced revolutionary new information about the giant planet and its retinue of more than 60 moons, as well as incredible images of Saturn's "miniature solar system." Hobbs' overview of this voyage of discovery begins at 2 p.m., and is free with admission to the Museum.

Dr. Hobbs is a Solar System Ambassador for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He is also a Museum Educator and Public Programs Assistant at The Museum of Flight. The Solar System Ambassador program selects and trains qualified enthusiasts to "share the excitement of space exploration." Dr. Hobbs has had a life-long passion for the exploration of our universe.


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