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The Luxembourg Space Agency: Enabling the In-Space Economy

January 25, 2021
The Luxembourg Space Agency is founded on the principle of helping the commercial space sector in Luxembourg. Space is no longer the sole preserve of scientists and engineers. In the modern world, businesses are increasingly realising that space is a resource that can be utilised for the betterment of humankind. A traditional space agency, NASA […]
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2021 Is Full Of Asteroid Missions And Observing Opportunities – Don’t Miss Them!

January 14, 2021
2021 promises to be a full year of asteroid missions and observing opportunities. We wish you success in all the events you are planning, remembering to conduct them safely and responsibly. There are plenty of milestones for you to build events around. Here are the main moments of the coming year. In January, the asteroid […]
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Société Haïtienne D’astronomie’s Second Asteroid Day Will Not Be Its Last

January 12, 2021
It started with a steady trickle of people, but then – to the organisers’ delight – became more of a flood of about sixty attendees. The day was 30 June 2017, and the Société Haïtienne d’Astronomie (SHA) had organised their first Asteroid Day event. The society was founded in 2013 by its president Dr Rulx […]
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Learn – When Were Asteroids Discovered?

December 29, 2020
Learning Objective:  To understand how the first asteroids came to be discovered in the early 1800s. Overview: Convinced that an undiscovered planet should exist between Mars and Jupiter, astronomers mounted a concerted effort to find it. They didn’t find the planet, but they did find the asteroids. Specifics: In 1781, Hannovarian astronomer William Herschel discovered […]
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Learning About Asteroids With Documentaries

December 15, 2020
There’s nothing better than putting your feet up and watching something good on television – especially if it just happens to be about asteroids. Here’s our guide to some of the best documentaries about the minor bodies of the solar system. With easy language and fascinating images they can quickly engage the viewer. Let’s check […]
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Meet Asteroid Day Event Organisers Club de Geología Planetaria Kuiper – Bolivia

December 10, 2020
In January 2019, Bryant González, the Venezuelan regional coordinator for Asteroid Day and founder of the Astronomical Backpackers project, was visiting Bolivia. He met Estefania Victoria Martínez Mayorga and noticed her passion for astronomy.  “He recommended me to the organization of Asteroid Day to be part of the team of regional coordinators for Bolivia and […]
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Success For JAXA’s Hayabusa2 Sample Return Capsule

December 8, 2020
The Hayabusa2 sample capsule is safely back on Earth. It parachuted to a soft landing near Woomera in South Australia on 6 December (local time), and has now been transported to Sagamihara Campus Research Laboratory Building, Kanagawa, Japan. This is a major achievement for the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Japan’s Institute for Space […]
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So Long Arecibo – And Thanks For All The Asteroid News

December 2, 2020
At Asteroid Day, we are very sorry to hear of the collapse of the Arecibo Observatory’s iconic 305-metre radio telescope. This is a sad loss for radio astronomers and asteroid scientists around the world. When used as a planetary radar, Arecibo has been at the forefront of characterising asteroids and helping with planetary defense by […]
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Learn – What is an Asteroid?

December 1, 2020
Learning Objective:  To understand what an asteroid is, and how they fit into the rest of the Solar System.  Overview: What is an asteroid? Asteroids are rocky and metallic celestial objects that orbit the Sun, and are smaller than planets. They exist in large numbers and in a variety of orbital families. Asteroids are also […]