1655 Saturn's largest moon, Titan, is discovered by Christiaan Huygens.
1966 Saturn's moon Epimetheus is discovered by Richard L. Walker.
1979 The American space probe ''Pioneer 11'' becomes the first spacecraft to visit Saturn when it passes the planet at a distance of 21,000 km.
1980 The NASA space probe ''Voyager I'' makes its closest approach to Saturn and takes the first images of its rings.
1981 Voyager 2 spacecraft makes its closest approach to Saturn
1990 Periodic Great White Spot is observed on Saturn.
1997 The Cassini probe launches from Cape Canaveral on its way to Saturn.
2004 Cassini-Huygens makes its closest flyby of the Saturn moon Phoebe.
2004 Saturn orbit insertion of Cassini-Huygens begins at 01:12 UTC and ends at 02:48 UTC.
2004 Cassini orbiter releases Huygens probe which successfully landed on Saturn's moon Titan on January 14, 2005.
2005 Landing of the ''Huygens'' probe on Saturn's moon Titan.