Asteroid Day

A global awareness movement to protect Earth from asteroid impacts

Asteroid Day Event Organizer Toolkit

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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…

So Long Arecibo – And Thanks For All The Asteroid News

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After the 57 years the Arecibo telescope has collapsed bringing an end to its working life. The image shows the observatory in its heyday. Credit: Arecibo Observatory / NSF. At…

LEARN – What is an Asteroid?

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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…

ASE Space Guide to Isolation

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Earlier this year, Asteroid Day partners, Association of Space Explorers (ASE) released a series called “The Space Explorers Guide to Isolation: Tips on Staying Grounded While Spacing Out.” This series…

JAXA’s Hayabusa2 Mission Manager Makoto Yoshikawa

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Dr Makoto Yoshikawa is the Mission Manager for Hayabusa2 at the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS), which is part of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).  Hayabusa2 began…

Jupiter and Saturn’s Connection to Asteroids

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This year ends with an extraordinary celestial event and the chance to talk about Jupiter and Saturn’s connection to asteroids. On 21 December, the planets Jupiter and Saturn will be…