See Saturn shine at its best for 2022 on a free webcast tonight

The ringed planet Saturn is often hailed as the jewel of the solar system and you have a chance to see why in a free webcast tonight.

Saturnwho has the most dazzling rings of all solar system planetsreaches a point in its orbit called opposition tonight (August 14) which marks its closest and brightest appearance in the night sky This year. To celebrate, the Online Virtual Telescope Project will broadcast live views of Saturn from a telescope in Ceccano, Italy. Weather permitting, the webcast will begin at 7:30 p.m. EDT (11:30 p.m. GMT). It will appear on this page at boot time, but you can also watch directly on the Virtual Telescope Project website (opens in a new tab)too.

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