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Super Stellar Friday: “Voyager Visits Uranus & Beyond”
January 20, 2011 @ 12:00 am
In 1977, two spacecrafts began a grand tour of our solar system bringing us closer to the outer planets than we’ve ever been. Twenty-six years ago this month, Voyager II flew by Uranus, providing a vast amount of information and the most detailed photos of this gas giant to date. Learn about this strange planet, how to find it in the night sky, and take a look at it through the Discovery Center’s observatory. Today, both Voyagers are leaving our solar system and heading into interstellar space. Where are they now? What will they be doing out there, and what are they bringing with them?