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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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HERA MISSION MOVING FORWARD

December 3, 2019
HERA MISSION APPROVED With great excitement, we are pleased to share that the Hera Mission was funde...
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DINOSAURS DEMISE DOCUMENTED BY ASTEROID DAY PHOTOGRAPHER MAX ALEXANDER

February 19, 2020
The BBC and scientists have confirmed the Chicxulub impact in Mexico resulted in dinosaurs and 75% of life being wiped out. I had the privilege to document the work that led to the confirmation.  Tourists now enjoy the sunshine and warm waters here but 66 million years ago it was the dinosaurs that claimed their […]
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ASTEROID DAY PRESS RELEASE – EVENTS WORLD WIDE

February 12, 2020
ASTEROID DAY TO CELEBRATE SIXTH YEAR  WITH EVENTS IN LUXEMBOURG AND AROUND THE GLOBE, LEADING UP TO 30 JUNE, 2020 LUXEMBOURG (12 February 2020) — Asteroid Day, the official United Nations’ day of global awareness and education about asteroids, will celebrate its sixth year on 30 June.  Asteroid Day was co-founded by astrophysicist and famed […]
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INCOMING! SIMPLY THE BEST ASTEROID EDUCATION FILM ONLINE

February 10, 2020
The Asteroid Day team was excited to learn one of the very best educational asteroid films ever produced about asteroids is now freely available to the public, teachers, and classrooms around the world including subtitles for many languages.  Our teams think this should be the #1 teaching tool for the public and students around the […]
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ASTEROID DAY HIGHLIGHTED EVENT KUWAIT CITY, KUWAIT

February 7, 2020
The College of Health Sciences in Kuwait hosted an exciting and educational Asteroid Day event. The day included a number of astronomy lectures. Dr. Ismail Sabbah presented on the history of the solar system, near-Earth asteroids, and significant asteroid impacts such as Tunguska and Chelyabinsk. Dr. Ali Khuraibet presented on the dangers of space debris […]
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ASTEROID DAY HIGHLIGHTED EVENT POTOSÍ, BOLIVIA

February 7, 2020
The Asteroid Day Potosí Bolivia 2019 was hosted at the SOS Children’s Villages on June 28 and 29. Organized by the The Kuiper Palatine Geology Club in association with the Geological Engineering degree at the Tomás Frías Autonomous University, the two days of scientific dissemination aimed at children belonging to the Reception Center.  The event […]
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ASTEROID DAY HIGHLIGHTED EVENT KAZAKHSTAN, ALMATY

February 7, 2020
KazNU is a university in Kazakhstan, Almaty that held their first Asteroid Day event with an audience full of university students and adults. Students from the Fesenkov Astrophysical Institute (FAPHI) and Kazakh National University were joined together as the astronomy club where they created models of asteroids for display.  The participation of FAPHI’s researchers who […]
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ASTEROID DAY HIGHLIGHTED EVENT PUERTO RICO

February 7, 2020
Puerto Rico celebrated its Asteroid Day 2019 at the Arecibo Observatory. With around 300 attendees, the presentation included up to date research on asteroids obtained by using the most powerful radio radar in the world. As part of the celebration, they explained the importance of asteroids through hands-on activities and by displaying 3D models. Participants […]
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ASTEROID DAY HIGHLIGHTED EVENT GRONINGEN, THE NETHERLANDS

February 6, 2020
Researchers at the Kapteyn Astronomical Institute at the University of Groningen and the Netherlands Institute for Space Research (SRON) came together to organize an Asteroid Day Pub Quiz. The event, hosted by DOT Groningen planetarium, was attended by over 50 people, non-astronomers and astronomers alike. The quiz had 4 categories: General Asteroid Knowledge, Asteroid History, Near-Earth Objects, and Asteroids Pop […]
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AD EVENT ORGANIZER TIPS ISSUE 3

February 3, 2020
Asteroids at Isaac Asimov Centenary At the beginning of 2020 we will have a very important date: the 100 years of the writer Isaac Asimov, born in Russia on January 2, 1920. Asimov is considered one of the three great masters of science fiction. He has authored over 500 works that have become icons in […]
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HAYABUSA2 RETURNS HOME

January 9, 2020
Hayabusa2 returns after a successful mission! The spacecraft, presented by JAXA, has been following asteroid Ryugu closely in observation since 2014. Having already completed a brief landing in February of 2019, JAXA’s team concluded it was safe to proceed with a second landing, based a probe into the rock and proceeded to collect samples for […]
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ASTEROID DAY HIGHLIGHTED EVENT SRINAGAR, INDIA

January 9, 2020
Nearly 160 students from different schools participated in the 2019 Asteroid Day event held in Yousmarg, Kashmir, India this past June.  Activities included movies, quizzes, presentations,and lectures. Asteroid model-making was a popular project for the students with every participant taking home a paper asteroid model. To wrap up the event, participation certificates and prizes for […]
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AD EVENT ORGANIZER TIPS ISSUE 2

December 20, 2019
Asteroids In Hollywood: An Education With the holidays just around the corner, children are out of school on break, people are busy with travel and celebration. Next to family time and eating too much, comes a great holiday tradition: movie watching. Consider hosting this season’s Asteroid Day event in front of the big screen to […]