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ASTEROID DAY ESTABLISHES HEADQUARTERS IN LUXEMBOURG
The Government of Luxembourg and executives of Asteroid Day have announced the selection of Luxembourg as the official headquarters for the Asteroid Day organization. The announcement was made during an official tour of Silicon Valley space organizations by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg and a delegation led by Étienne Schneider, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Economy of Luxembourg.
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- Press conference begins at 2:30PM CET | 1:30 PM GMT | 8:30AM ET on Feb 14
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February 13, 2017 – Asteroid Day to Announce Increased Global Support and Preview 2017 Events at February 14 Press Conference – Live from Luxembourg City, Berlin, Silicon Valley, Bucharest and London.
November 08, 2016 – Leading Small Body Scientists, The Observatoire De La Cote D’Azur And Asteroid Day Co-Founder Announce 15,000 Good Reasons To Test Asteroid Deflection And Launch The “I Support AIM” Campaign.
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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.”
Asteroid Day 2016 stats
- 500+ self-organised events
- Events across 72 countries
- 150,000+ participants (offline)
- 1.3+ Million participants via live streams
- 60,000 Tweets mentioned Asteroid Day on June 30
- #ASTEROIDDAY Top ranking across international social media and #3 in US
- 1.5 Billion timeline impressions (Twitter & Facebook only)
- 7 Billion+ Media impressions
Asteroid Day 2015 stats
- 163+ self-organised events
- Events across 48 countries
- 65.000+ participants
- 1.9 Billion media impressions (US)
Man vs Asteroid
A new film about how Asteroid Day came to be. Premiered on June 30, 2016 on Discovery Science globally. Read more
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Talks about NEOShield-2 partnership with Asteroid Day
Talks about Asteroid Day and Planetary Society
Asteroid Day 2016 Introduction
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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