Tom Sawyer Camp’s 150 Youngsters and Adults Wave at Saturn as NASA’s Cassini Snaps Earth Photos

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY GEORGE THEMELIS

6:33 pm | July 19, 2013


Star gazing took a twist at La Cañada’s Hahamongna Watershed Park when the stars actually gazed back. On Friday July 19, 2013 the Cassini Saturn Orbiter at precisely 2:15 p.m. started snapping pictures of Earth looking back from Saturn. About 150 youngsters from Pasadena’s Tom Sawyer Camp joined with owners Sally and Mike Horner in a group photo opportunity to look East at Cassini, point and smile while the orbiter took its pictures.

The group pose led by Camp Director Eric Ikari was preceded by a question and answer session for the youngsters by assistant Director 17 year old Sam Astorga from Polytechnic School. The park is adjacent to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory who brainstormed the idea, making it a worldwide event.