About Saturn: See the Ringed Planet at its Best!

Saturn 400

Do you remember the feeling you had the first time you saw the ringed planet through a telescope? Give others the same experience during this historic event!

Create an event and take your telescope out with friends, family, or your local astronomy club. Even if you don't have a telescope you can still point Saturn out in the sky share what's happening and what you know about this amazing planet and the big event taking place.

Register your event so others know where to find you, and earn a personalized participation certificate to download and share when your event is over.

Share your event photos and stories with others through a blog on the AWB site (members only).

It's all about sharing!

Have visitors take their pictures with Saturn, the "star" of the event. Project a live image Saturn on a wall from a telescope if you can. Project a photo of Saturn from a computer. Print a photo and tape it up. Make a banner of Saturn. Make a cut-out, a foam Saturn, or a CD Saturn. Be creative! Create a "Photo Booth" for photos of your visitors with Saturn as a souvenir of this historic event. 

What: Show Saturn to everyone so that they can share in viewing this planet's beauty.

When: 23 June, depending on where you are. If it's not a good night then hold your event when you can. But the most important thing is to show Saturn whenever you can!

Where: Check out these sky maps to find where Saturn will be in the night sky on 23 June.

Convert the UT time given above to your time zone. 

Resources:

1. In-The-Sky.org - Saturn at Opposition

2. Astronomical Society of the Pacific - Observing Saturn 

3. NASA Saturn Info and resources

4. NASA - Saturn Sky Chart

5. National Geographic - Best View of Saturn's Rings Until 2032—How to See It

 

Post a Member Report about this Program

To receive continued support for AWB, we need to document the success of our programs. Posting a member report demonstrates your enthusiasm for the astronomy community and enables you to share your activities with new friends around the world.

Program Goals

  • Share the AWE of seeing Saturn for the first time
  • Learn about Saturn

Resources

Stay tuned for some downloadables (PDF) that you can print to advertise your event locally:

  • AWB Saturn Poster
  • Flyers to advertise your event

 

You can use these to give out on your special night (PDF):

  • "I Saw Saturn" Stickers that print out on 8.5" x 11" sheets of 2"x4" mailing labels
  • "I Saw Saturn" Stickers that print out on A4 sheets of 2"x4" mailing labels
  • Saturn Fact Sheet
  • Certificates

 

Download this set of 4 Saturn fact cards to use on your social media pages (jpg).

Use the AWB logos for your website or Facebook page - you can find them here.

 

Saturn sky chart for 23 June.