Our mission when starting Asteroid Day was to create a global awareness campaign where people from around the world could come together to learn about asteroids, the impact hazard they may pose, and what we can do to protect our planet, families, communities, and future generations from future asteroid impacts. On the southern half of our globe, Venezuela is spreading global awareness of the importance of asteroid education. This event will be open to the public at noon. They will have a series of lectures on asteroid and meteorites, as well as a viewing of video series. The event will also include a star party, in which they will use four refracting, four reflecting telescopes and two astro cameras.
Follow the details of this event by visiting their
- Events page: http://events.asteroidday.org/event/club-de-astronomia-los-robles-noche-de-asteroides/
- Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/losroblesastroclub/?fref=nf
A short statement from Patrick Morton / Event Organizer
Spanish: “Greetings-saludos, amigos/friends, thank you, gracias por aceptar nuestra amistad. Somos el club astronomia los robles, en Maracaibo, Venezuela, fundados hace 20 años, y conformados por estudiantes y maestros de 14 diferentes colegios y 4 universidades-nos gusta aprender y compartir con otros grupos de astronomia, participar en diferentes eventos, proyectos y concursos internacionales tales como los que organizan NASA, ESA, Planetary Society, Astronmical Society of the Pacific, Sally Ride Institute, NASA Radiojove, JPL-Scientist For a Day, Rocks Around the World (ASU), Astronomers Without Borders, Dark Sky Association, etc. Tenemos una mascota lechuza llamada kruger killerman, les invitamos a visitar “Club de Astronomia Los Robles” en Facebook y nuestro website “Los Robles Astronomy Club”.“
English: “Greetings dear friends! Thank you for accepting our friendship and your kind information. We are Los Robles Astronomy Club, located in Maracaibo, Venezuela, founded 20 years ago. We are an assembly of students and teachers from 14 schools and 4 local universities. We like to learn, share and participate with other international groups and amateur astronomers on projects, events and contests for students of all ages organized by NASA, ESA, Solar Activity, Planetary Society, Astronomical Society of the Pacific, NASA Radiojove, Sally Ride Institute, Rocks Around The World(ASU), JPL Scientist for a Day, Astronomers Without Borders, Dark Sky Association, and so on. Los Robes Astronomy Club is about sharing and enjoying the wonders of the universe. By the way we have a pet owl called, Kruger Killerman.“