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Our mission is to advance scholastic literacy of future generations with informal STEM education focused on NASA missions, astronomy, and space exploration; and to foster scientific curiosity and advance science literacy to cultivate and nurture the next generation of leaders.

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Cassini

CASSINI - The Grand Finale
After almost 20 years in space, NASA's Cassini spacecraft begins the final chapter of its remarkable story of exploration: The Grand Finale.

Between April and September 2017, Cassini will undertake a daring set of orbits that is, in many ways, like a whole new mission. Following a final close flyby of Saturn's moon Titan, Cassini will leap over the planet's icy rings and begin a series of 22 weekly dives between the planet and the rings.

At times, the spacecraft will skirt the very inner edge of the rings; at other times, it will skim the outer edges of the atmosphere. While the mission team is confident the risks are well understood, there could still be surprises. It's the kind of bold adventure that could only be undertaken at the end of the mission.

On its final orbit, Cassini will plunge into Saturn’s atmosphere, sending back new and unique science to the very end. After losing contact with Earth, the spacecraft will burn up like a meteor, becoming part of the planet itself.

Cassini's finale plunge is a truly spectacular end for one of the most scientifically rich voyages ever undertaken in our solar system. From its launch in October 1997 to the unique Grand Finale on September 15, 2017, the Cassini-Huygens mission has made history.

Join us as we tell the remarkable story of the most ambitious mission to Saturn ever undertaken. Our theater screen imagery, animations, video sequences, music and high definition graphics will make this an unforgettable event for the whole family.

Admission FREE
Seating is limited, please arrive early.

Your Host:
Kurt Williams
Deputy Director/Chief Operating Officer
Link Observatory Space Science Institute

Date:
Saturday, August 26, 2017

ATTENTION: New Program Time:
New Summer Hours: One show only at 8:00 PM

Location:
Mooresville Public Library
220 West Harrison St.
Mooresville, IN 46158

Night Sky Viewing at the Historic Link Observatory
Immediately following the program. Free shuttle services to and from the Mooresville Public Library.

 

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Link is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of our place in the universe.

We believe passionately in the power of inspiration and understanding of STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world. Since its beginning in 2012, hundreds of award winning LinkLive public events have been enjoyed by sell-out crowds throughout the Midwest. 

LinkLive is a multimedia production utilizing a variety of guest speakers, and the very latest in theater screen digital imagery, animations, music and multimedia technology. LinkLive events create an engaging and thought-provoking environment as we share the wonders of the universe in ways that inspire, excite, challenge and educate.

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