Skip to page content
Return to Top

Planetarium Shows


To tell the story of the international Cassini/Huygens mission to Saturn and Titan, a team led by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has produced a planetarium show called Ring World. Ring World was written by Dr. Bill Gutsch, former head of the Hayden Planetarium and produced by Brian Sullivan of Salt Lake City, Utah. Ring World was released in 2004 to planetariums across the US and internationally.

The Cassini-Huygens mission is of great interest to museums, planetariums and science centers around the country. The year 2002 marks the 40th anniversary of planetary exploration, and has sparked museums and planetariums to display exhibits and other materials featuring the wonders of space exploration and space science. The widespread celebration now offers more and more opportunities for space aficionados to get a close-up view of their favorite space mission, or learn about the many events and programs JPL is involved with around the country. The Cassini-Huygens mission is an ambitious one-with its sophisticated instruments and sheer size, it is difficult to visualize, and even more difficult to study.

Ring World is narrated by John Billingsley ("Q" of Star Trek) and was produced locally for Tarleton Science Planetarium by Luke Wade.