Asteroid Day 2022




Millions on Asteroids – Why spend money on asteroid research and missions.

18:00 – 20:30
Silversquare Liberté – Coworking space in Luxembourg

Join us at Silverquare in Luxembourg for a motivational conversation about the importance of studying asteroids from Danica Remy, President and Chief Executive of B612 Foundation, Patrick Michel, the Principal Investigator of the ESA Hera mission, and Phil Plait, US based YouTube star and science communicator as they host a multifaceted conversation about the importance of asteroid research and missions. Following the talk audience members will have a chance to ask their own questions and mix and mingle with the speakers. Register for this event here.


Asteroid Day Technical Briefing 

15:00 – 17:30
Arendt House, Luxembourg

The Asteroid Foundation and our premier sponsors welcome academic and industry leaders to a technical presentation about asteroids led by experts traveling from the US and Europe. Learn insights into asteroids including space missions, computational tools to find, track and deflect asteroids, the state of the world with respect to United Nations asteroid initiatives and much more. You alongside our visiting astronauts and cosmonauts will have the chance to ask your questions and discover more about this fascinating and evolving topic. Hear scientists Patrick Michel, Sabina Raducan and Mario Juric sharing the latest asteroid research, joined by NASA astronauts Ed Lu, Ron Garan, ESA astronaut Michel Tognini and cosmonaut Dorin Prunariu at the modern and elegant Arendt House building in Kirchberg. Register for this event here.

Luxembourg Space Café

18:00 – 21:00
Arendt House, Luxembourg

Following the Tech Briefing, mix and mingle with Luxembourg’s space community at the co hosted Space Cafe at Arendt House with Speakers astronauts Ron Garan and Michel Tognini and Asteroid Day co-founder Danica Remy and others. Beer, wine and appetizers will be served throughout the evening. Register for this event here. No tickets available? Could not find a spot? Register to our waiting list and get notified if one becomes available!


Watch Asteroid Day LIVE! Learn all about the 2022 broadcast here!

Asteroid Day LIVE is the only broadcast dedicated to educating the public about asteroid science, research, missions and the emerging new-space economy. Employing our network of science, policy, entertainment and business supporters, the broadcast features expert panels, interviews, and exclusive programing to a global audience. Asteroid Day LIVE is shot at the state of the art broadcast facilities at BCE/RTL in Kirchberg, Luxembourg and shared with a global audience thanks to our partnership with SES.



ICT Spring – Space Forum 

9:00 – 17:30
LuxExpo The Box

Attend ICT Spring – a global tech conference hosting an array of international professionals. It offers the participants a unique opportunity to deepen their Digital knowledge, capture the value of the fast-growing FinTech, drive innovation in the Supply Chain industry, pierce the secrets of IT Security and explore the impact of Space technologies on terrestrial businesses. All this through high level conferences, exhibitions and demonstrations of the latest tech trends and Innovations. Hear both astronauts Ed Lu and Ron Garan speak at this event. Purchase your tickets at ictspring.com.

Astronauts Inspiring the New Generation

17:30 – 19:00

Join Astronauts Ron Garan and Christer Fuglesang as they talk about their time in space and how through international collaboration and teamwork, people from all over the world make the incredible happen aboard the ISS. This event is in direct support of the Ukrainian refugees and supported by the City of Luxembourg. Attendees will be mostly families with children ages 10+. Register for this free event here. 

In addition to the above events astronauts and experts are invited to present to the local schools, museums and other events during the entire last week of June.



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Steve Smith

Astronaut, Board Director, VC Advisor, Diplomat

Patrick Michel

Senior Researcher at CNRS, Hera PI, Leader of the Planetary Science Team, Lagrange Laboratory, Côte d’Azur Observatory

Michel Tognini

French test pilot, engineer, Former CNES and ESA astronaut
Ed Lu

Edward Lu

Astronaut and co-founder of the B612 Foundation

Tom Jones

Planetary Scientist, Author, Pilot, Astronaut
Sara Russel

Sara Russell

Science Team member, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx and JAXA’s Hayabusa2; International Science Board member, JAXA’s MMX mission

Elena Adams

Mission Systems Engineer, NASA’s DART mission

Danica Remy

Technology and business executive in addition to serving on numerous nonprofit boards around the world
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Mark Boslough

Chair of the Asteroid Day Expert Panel (ADXP), physicist at Los Alamos National Laboratory
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Dante Lauretta

Professor of Planetary Science in the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona
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