Now, you can take your love of the ringed planet to the next level at “An Ode to Saturn” on March 26 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Busboys and Poets at Fifth and K streets NW in Washington. The free event is sponsored by the DC Science Cafe and features two NASA scientists who have devoted their careers to the planet.
Michael Flasar and Carrie Anderson don’t just love Saturn — they’ve helped explore it. Both were part of the Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn and its moons, which met with a spectacular end in 2017 after the spacecraft dipped and dived between Saturn’s rings. In September, it crashed into Saturn’s atmosphere, but not before delivering some seriously valuable scientific data and photographs of the planet and its rings.