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The next giant leap for mankind



The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG


Summer Science Exhibition: an artist's concept of a dust storm on Titan. Credits: IPGP/Labex UnivEarthS/University Paris Diderot – C. Epitalon & S. Rodriguez

Take a journey to Saturn as a part of the landmark Cassini-Huygens mission of exploration with space physicist Professor Michele Dougherty.

After 20 years in space, the mission ended in a blaze of glory in 2017 with the spacecraft burning up in Saturn's atmosphere. Before its death dive, the probe's final orbits collected some fascinating data, awe-inspiring images and surprising results, including the discovery of water vapour plumes at Saturn's small moon.

Explore what these discoveries are and what they mean for future research and the search for life on other planets.

Talk – admittance for our talks is first-come, first-served. Please ensure you arrive early for talks as we can get busy at the weekends and you may need to queue to get into the building.

Attending the event

  • Free to attend
  • No registration required
  • Limited spaces, admittance based on venue capacity
  • Seats allocated on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Doors open 15 minutes before start of event
  • Suitable for ages 14+
  • Travel and accessibility information - contact us directly to arrange any specific accessibility requirements
  • Food and drink will be available for purchase at our onsite café

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The next giant leap for mankind

Take a journey to Saturn as a part of the Cassini mission with space physicist Professor Michele Dougherty.

The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK
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