IN OUR SKY
Looking southwest. you will be able to see Saturn low in the sky. The crash is expected around 8:40 p.m., and Saturn will be visible until about 10 p.m. You will also be able to see Mars, Venus, Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune at this time of year. When you see the planet, think of astronomer Giovanni Cassini, who is credited for discovering the division of Saturn’s rings. Cassini was director of the Paris Observatory until his death in 1712. Christiaan Huygens discovered Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, in the mid-1600s. Saturn’s average distance from Earth is 890 million miles. Cassini is expected to be traveling about 69,000 mph when it crashes into Saturn’s atmosphere.