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We want to help you in the event planning process by pointing you towards some of the resources you can use for your event. Our team has curated a set of resources that vary from presentations, videos to kid-friendly quizzes.
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LEARN – How Do Asteroids Get Provisional Designation?

December 5, 2022
Learning Objective: Learn about the history of provisional asteroid designation and how the currently adopted system works. Overview: With the growing number of asteroids discovered in the 19th century, astronomers [...]
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The Sun Was Hiding a Potentially Hazardous Asteroid

November 16, 2022
Recently, the media reported the detection of a “planet killer” asteroid. The object, called 2022 AP7 and discovered near the orbits of Earth and Venus, is the largest potentially hazardous […]
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Asteroid Meteor Showers – Organise A Watch Party

November 3, 2022
Meteor Showers In A Nutshell A meteor, often known as a shooting star, is formed when fragments drifting through space penetrate Earth's upper atmosphere. Friction with the atmosphere causes these [...]
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LEARN – How Are Asteroids Named?

November 1, 2022
Learning Objective: Learn how asteroids were named throughout history and how the rapid increase in asteroid discovery has influenced their naming convention. Overview: When the first asteroids were discovered, their […]
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NRIAG – Tradition And Experience On Asteroid Day

October 11, 2022
The National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics (NRIAG) is the oldest institute in North Africa and a world heritage site in science and technology. It was established in the […]
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Asteroid Cartoons: How To Make Learning Fun

October 6, 2022
You have probably come across funny cartoons and comics about asteroids, comets and dinosaurs. They are of course a great source of entertainment, but what if you could use them [...]
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DART Impact on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

October 5, 2022
NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test, or DART impact, successfully took place on September 26th, when the mission spacecraft hit asteroid moonlet Dimorphos—a 161.5-meter diameter asteroid. This truly historic event got [...]
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When is the best time to observe an asteroid?

October 3, 2022
Learning Objective: Learn how to determine the best time to observe an asteroid and what conditions should come together to make it possible. Overview: Asteroids just like planets orbit around [...]