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University of Iowa News Release

June 30, 2004

UITV To Air NASA Broadcast Of Cassini At Saturn

University of Iowa Television (UITV), at the request of the UI Department of Physics and Astronomy, will carry a live television feed from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. on the Cassini spacecraft being placed into orbit around the planet Saturn.

UITV will switch to NASA programming at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 30 and continue coverage until NASA ends the broadcast sometime on Thursday.

The complete UITV schedule for the events can be found at:

The list of communities that carry UITV on their cable systems is located at:

In Iowa City and Coralville, UITV is viewed on cable channel 17. Check your cable television listing for the UITV channel in your area. For more information about the broadcasts, contact UI ITS Video Services at (319) 335-5898.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

CONTACTS: Gary Galluzzo, 319-384-0009,