Asteroid Experts and Astronauts Educating European Youth with ERASMUS+

Asteroid Experts and Astronauts Educating European Youth with ERASMUS+

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Asteroids with a Cosmonaut and an Astronomer!

In May and June Asteroid Foundation organised events in Europe bringing astronauts and asteroid experts from all over the globe to educate children and young adults about asteroids and planetary defence. These events were made possible thanks to the European Union co-funding within ERASMUS+ Programme.

Cosmonaut Dorin Prunariu and Astronomer Alan Fitzsimmons visited Mihai Viteazul High School and Pick Me Academy in Bucharest to explain to children how asteroids are discovered and tracked, and give an update on the current and future planetary defence missions. A 15 year old student Daria Alice Ciobanu impressed everyone with the highlights of her own asteroid research. This event was live-streamed on Digi-World channel (Romania).

Patrick Michel’s talk at Lycée Vauban

Lycée Vauban, the French high school in Luxembourg, welcomed planetary scientists and Research director at Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) Patrick Michel for the presentation “When reality exceeds fiction: a real test of asteroid deflection to protect us from the risk of impact!”. This event was made possible with support of our partner UNIVERSEH.

Astronaut Ron Garan meeting school students

NASA Astronaut Ron Garan met with 500 students from Luxembourg’s Lycée de Garçons & Lycée Robert-Schuman with the goal of educating them about asteroids and sharing inspiring stories about space exploration. This #SpaceConnectsUs event was covered by the L’Essentiel newspaper.

Asteroid Day Technical Briefing

The Asteroid Foundation and our premier sponsors welcomed industry leaders, academics and students to a Technical Briefing about asteroids led by experts travelling from the US and Europe. Attendees learned insights into space missions and computational tools to find, track and deflect asteroids.

Ukrainian refugees were among attendees

NASA Astronaut Ron Garan and ESA Astronaut Christer Fuglesang delivered a special message of hope, perseverance and unity followed by a Q&A session in this special #SpaceConnectsUs event organised with the support of the City of Luxembourg and LUkraine.