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Asteroid Day 2018 Kickoff Event – Google Hangout

Asteroid Day 2018 will kick off on February 15, with a high level Google Hangout, hosted on the Asteroid Day website. Live stream begins on February 15 at 8AM PST / 5PM CET. Watch it here.

Asteroid Day Update – Featuring Scott Manley

A monthly video series discussing the latest Asteroid News.

More details, here.

Scientists Rock – an Asteroid Day series

You can download the high resolution video files, here.


(Please find more Quotes in our Press kit)

Stephen Hawking: “One of the major threats to intelligent life in our universe is the high probability of an asteroid colliding with inhabited planets.”

Tom Jones, Scientist, Author, Pilot and Veteran NASA Astronaut with four Shuttle missions and three spacewalks: “Asteroid Day is a great opportunity to invite the public to learn more about the hazard from near-Earth asteroids, and to invite their support of international efforts to discover and head off rogue asteroids. We study asteroids both to protect the Earth and to protect valuable resources for future exploration toward Mars.”

Dante Lauretta, Professor of Planetary Science, University of Arizona: “Asteroid represents humanity’s growing awareness of the opportunities and hazards that exist in near-Earth space. Our future depends on our ability to identify, characterize, and ultimately travel to these asteroids.”

Diane Murphy

Head of PR, Asteroid Day Global

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Asteroid Day 2017 stats

  • 1,200+ self-organised events
  • Events across 200 countries
  • 500,000+ participants (offline)
  • 4+ Million participants via live streams
  • 120,000 Tweets mentioned Asteroid Day on June 30
  • #ASTEROIDDAY Top ranking across international social media and #2 in US
  • 20 Billion Media impressions

Man vs Asteroid

A new film about how Asteroid Day came to be. Premiered on June 30, 2016 on Discovery Science globally. Read more

Video Messages

You can download video messages from our Supporters. Please always credit Asteroid Day with a link back to

Alan Harris

Talks about NEOShield-2 partnership with Asteroid Day

Bill Nye

Talks about Asteroid Day and Planetary Society

Brian May 01

Asteroid Day 2016 Introduction

Brian May 02

Talks about Asteroid Impact Mission (ESA)

Video messages from the following individuals can be found here: Adigun Abiodun, Alan Harris, Amanda Sickafoose, Anousheh Ansari, Bill Nye, Brian May, Chris Hadfield, Sir Crispin Tickell, David J. Eicher, Detlef Koschny, Dorin Prunariu, Ed Lu, Franco Ongaro, Geoff Notkin, Grig Richters, Helen Sharman, Ian Carnelli, Jean Francois-Clervoy, Josep Trigo, Lord Martin Rees, Luca Parmitano, Mark Boslough, Patrick Michel, Pedro Duque, Peter Gabriel (coming soon), Rusty Schweickart, Scott Manley, Stuart Clark, Thomas Jones.

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