Slooh is teaming up with our friends at Astronomy Magazine to get you up close and personal with the planet Saturn, as it reaches opposition on June 3rd.
Planets reach opposition when they form a direct line with the Earth and the Sun. Because the orbit of the Earth and each of the other planets in our Solar System differ from each other, oppositions happen at different rates. In the case of Saturn, opposition happens about once every 26 months.
During our live broadcast of Saturn at Opposition, Slooh Astronomer, and Astronomy Magazine contributor, Bob Berman, will join our host, Paul Cox, to talk about our planetary neighbor. They’ll discuss the unique characteristics of the planet, and tell you all about how you can view the planet from your own backyard.
We’ll also take a look at the many ways Saturn has been viewed by ancient cultures, from the father of the Greek pantheon, to the origins of everyone’s favorite day of the week: Saturday.