Astronomy and Space Exploration

Saturn - Jewel of the Heavens

Introducing the most beautiful planet of the solar system.

Once a planet of great mystery, now we know more than ever before about its amazing system of rings, moons, and storms thanks to modern robotic space pioneers.
While "Saturn" incorporates the best imagery from the Cassini-Huygens missions, it is not a slide show. For example, the photomaps of the moons have been taken and wrapped onto 3-dimensional spheres complete with surface sculpting and height maps so the craters, canyons and mountains will show true surface relief. Audiences can experience an immersive
exploration of one of the most amazing and dynamic planetary collections of our solar system. From its bizarre moons with mysterious features, to the millions of icy particles that compose the enigmatic rings, this is the three-dimensional tour of the Saturnian system that goes beyond the CG experience - It's like flying piggyback on the Cassini spacecraft!


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Duration 36 min
Target audience All age groups upwards of 10
Technology Fulldome video of 3D computer animated graphics
Orientation Unidirectional; suitable for concentric seating
Available video resolution 2k, 3k
Production/year Clark Planetarium, Salt Lake City, 2009
Languages English, ask for other languages