Utahns who want to get a close-up view of Saturn have the chance this Saturday night.
The Salt Lake Astronomical Society is hosting a star party from dusk (about 8:30 p.m.) to 11 p.m. at the Stansbury Park Observatory Complex, lovingly called SPOC.
Jupiter may be visible just after sundown, but Saturn will be high in the night sky. The star party coincides with the 10th anniversary of the June 30, 2004, launch of the Cassini spacecraft, which has been sending back images of the planet for the past several years.
"Cassini has taken us all around this glorious planet showing us the symmetric and startling beauty of our sun's sixth planet," said Ann House, SLAS vice president.