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Asteroid Day 2021: That’s a Wrap!

July 22, 2021
Hundreds of events around the world, more than 40 experts recorded over just one month, five hours of content, and one sensational topic: asteroids! This is how we think of Asteroid Day 2021. By the autumn of 2020, the world was adjusting to the long-term realities of living with the pandemic, and so we opted [...]
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Kerbal Space Program’s Asteroid Day Planetary Defence Challenge Winners Announced!

June 30, 2021
Thank you to the brilliant scientists and engineers around Kerbin who submitted their planetary defense plan for the 2021 Asteroid Day Kerbal Challenge! Kerbal Space Program is a space flight simulation video game developed by Squad and published by Private Division for Microsoft. In the game, players direct a nascent space program, staffed and crewed [...]
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POST Luxembourg Asteroid Day 2021 Postcard & Stamp

June 30, 2021
Get your 2021 Asteroid Day postcard and stamp from POST Luxembourg Philately. POST Philately issues stamps and handles philatelic orders from subscribers and customers. For their 2021 stamp and postcard, purchasers will receive 3D glasses for every customer so they can see asteroid Ryugu come to life! Dr Brian May, astrophysicist, co-founder of Asteroid Day [...]
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Asteroid Day LIVE 2021 Programme airs 30 June

June 24, 2021
LUXEMBOURG, 24 June 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Asteroid Foundation’s annual Asteroid Day LIVE programme premiers Wednesday 30 June 2021 at 18:00 CET. With the help of leading experts, Asteroid Day Co-founder Dr. Brian May and the most engaging voices in science communications from around the world, the five hour programme will bring the solar system’s [...]
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Finding & Tracking Asteroids on ADLIVE 2021

June 23, 2021
We share the solar system with a vast population of asteroids. Starlike and mysterious, these space rocks are a fascinating collection of worldlets that date to the origin of the solar system, 4.6 billion years ago. For most of history, we had no idea that they even existed, and yet since the detection of the [...]
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Getting to Know Asteroids on ADLIVE 2021

June 23, 2021
Asteroid Eros, as seen by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker mission. Credit: NASA/JPL/JHUAPL The first discovery of asteroids in the 1800s, unleashed a flood of curiosity about their composition and their role in the formation of our solar system. In 1995, scientists got the first up-close glimpse of asteroids as the Galileo spacecraft made its way towards [...]
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Asteroids and the Exploration of the Solar System on ADLIVE 2021

June 23, 2021
Artist's concept of Lucy spacecraft at Trojan asteroid. Credit: NASA. Asteroids are much more than left-over remnants of planetary formation, they could be the keys to the future economy. A 2017 report by the US Geological Survey concluded “it is clear that the water and metal resources in near-Earth asteroids are sufficient to support humanity [...]
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Defending the Earth from Asteroids on ADLIVE 2021

June 23, 2021
Not all asteroids live inside the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. ESA’s Near-Earth Object Coordination Centre lists more than 25,000 that are classified as near-Earth objects (NEOs). Of these, it has identified just over a thousand for extra special monitoring because they come particularly close to our world. These are known as potentially hazardous [...]
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Asteroid Day TV Launches 1 June Kicking Off the Countdown to Asteroid Day 2021, 30 June

May 27, 2021
LUXEMBOURG, 27 May 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Asteroid Foundation will launch Asteroid Day TV on 1 June 2021 with digital video content from Discovery Science, TED, IMAX, BBC, CNN, The Planetary Society, the European Space Agency (ESA), independent filmmakers and other educational content producers. The programming will cover themes such as asteroid discovery, planetary defense, [...]
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Asteroid Day Event Organizer Toolkit

April 13, 2021
Calling all Asteroid Day Independent Event Organizers! We have a toolkit to help with your event planning and promotion! This toolkit contains information on everything you need to make sure your Asteroid Day event is well promoted, attended and documented. We have also included documents to help you create a customized Press and Media releases, [...]
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How to Become a Science Communicator with Stuart Clark

April 8, 2021
How does one become a science communicator? Asteroid Day Programme Director, Colleen Fiaschettias she speaks with Dr Stuart Clark to learn more about his journey to become a science journalist for publications such as Guardian, BBC, European Space Agency and more.   This online event was originally streamed live 15 April in partnership with Asteroid [...]
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Learn About Asteroids With the Little Prince

April 7, 2021
Cover of The Little Prince’s first edition. 1943 You may have heard of The Little Prince. It is a literary work by French writer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry that tells the story of a boy who inhabits an asteroid and travels the universe to meet other planets and their inhabitants. At first glance it may look [...]