Thoughts of Saturn and Santa

The 4th Annual Primary Christmas Lecture.
Credit: NSO

Yesterday saw our annual Primary Christmas Lecture, an event that has now been running for four years now and is always eagerly awaited by the entire NSO team.

Once again around 200 children joined us at the Astrophysics Research Institute to learn all about space. It's usually difficult to tell if the children or the NSO staff are the more excited, but the noise the children made during the pre-lecture quiz meant there was no debate this year and our ears will be ringing long after the sleigh bells have been and gone!

The lecture this year was given by Dr. Sheila Kanani of the Royal Astronomical Society and was entitled "Cassini-Huygens and the Lord of the Rings." The children learnt about Saturn, its amazing moons and the recent mission that brought us closer than ever before to the fascinating ringed planet.

So with the wonders of Saturn now explored, we hand over to Santa, as we wish you all a Merry Christmas and a very happy 2018!