Asteroid Day Fifth Anniversary: A Worldwide Success

Asteroid Day Fifth Anniversary: A Worldwide Success

Asteroid Day Fifth Anniversary: A Worldwide Success 700 321 Asteroid Day

On June 30th, the world came together to celebrate the 5th anniversary of Asteroid Day. The day was a phenomenal success featuring asteroid education events around the world in-person and online. We’ll be sharing global highlights with you in the months to come but we wanted to share a few right now.


ADx19: Asteroid Day Global

 

Independently-organized Asteroid Day events were held in schools, libraries, astronomy clubs, museums, and homes across the globe. Our Asteroid Day 

correspondent, Solomon Nwoye, interviewed a few of the regional coordinators helping plan these events in their countries.


Asteroid Day HQ

Asteroid Day HQ was in Luxembourg this year hosting a number of fun and educational events.

AD Technical Briefing

Asteroid scientists, astronauts, and cosmonauts discussed the latest asteroid science in front of a local audience.

You can watch the briefing here.

ADLive! Broadcast

ADLive!, our six-hour livestream, brought asteroid experts, astronauts, museum curators, CEOs, teachers, students, musicians, artists, and dignitaries together on a single stage in Luxembourg. The highlight was our 12 panels, fostering discussion on a variety of topics between these many brilliant people.

You can watch all of these on YouTube by checking out our AD19 Panel Playlist, which includes:

Asteroid Day Gala

The finale of the weekend in Luxembourg was a 200+ person gala where Rusty Schweickart, Apollo 9 astronaut, was the keynote speaker. He gave a moving speech about humanity 50 years after Apollo.

You can watch his address here.


Global Press Coverage

We were delighted to see asteroids and Asteroid Day covered by newspapers, magazines, radio shows, television programs, and blogs around the world. Some of the press highlights were:


Thank You To Our Sponsors!

Asteroid Day would not be possible without our many generous sponsors. We need to recognize:

Our Global Asteroid Day sponsors Luxembourg Space Agency, B612, SES, BCE, Euro-Composites, OHB, Hotel Sofitel, Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce, NewSpace Capital, Tomorrow Street and GLAE

Our Gala sponsors: Luxaviation, BIL, SnT and Tito’s Handmade Vodka

Our special start-up sponsors: GomSpace, Made in Space Europe, OQ Technology, and iSpace

And our amazing supporters at Delano, Paperjam, Spuerkess, Losch, and Niessen Catering.

We managed to find a few minutes during our ADLive! broadcast to ask a number of our sponsors what their companies are doing to advance space science and technology.


Thank you to everyone who helped make this year such a success! Expect more updates to come as we collect information and pictures from our event organizers around the world.

Asteroid Day is made possible by our major sponsors and support from individuals. To support asteroid education around the globe please consider making a gift today.