‘Goodbye Cassini’ comes to the Ritchie Observatory

The planetarium show “Goodbye Cassini” comes to the Edwin E. Ritchie Observatory at BattlePoint Park at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9.

Cassini’s 13 year exploration of Saturn will end on Sept. 15 when it plunges into Saturn’s atmosphere. “Goodbye Cassini” will review the amazing results of this mission, and visitors will see how a local elementary school is connected to Cassini’s fate.

BPAstro Kids will discover all about the “Solar Power” with Dr. Erica at 4 and 5 p.m.

If the sky is clear, astronomers will be on hand with telescopes for public star gazing afterward.

Admission is free to members of the Battle Point Astronomical Association; a $2 donation is suggested for nonmembers, $5 for families.

The association is a nonprofit amateur astronomy organization that operates the RitchieObservatory and John H. Rudolph Planetarium in the Helix House at Battle Point Park.