Matt Dawson

Matt Dawson

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Passionate amateur astronomer for over 50 years, and winner of the 2001 Planetary Society Shoemaker Award for his NEA work, Matt Dawson runs the NEA observing program at the Observatoire des Côtes-de-Meuse in France (on behalf of Luxembourg’s National Museum of Natural History). He has discovered a number of asteroids including (248750) Asteroid Day, named in honour of Asteroid Day 2017. Though English, he has made his home in Luxembourg for many years, and works as a professional musician. He is active in Near Earth Asteroid education throughout Europe, is an avid collector of antiquarian astronomy books and an astronomy historian.