With a little less than two months to go until Asteroid Day 2017 is upon us, preparations in our new headquarters in Luxembourg are up and running. We have some exciting ideas to keep you informed about our progress here and get you in touch with experts. In the weeks leading up to June 30, they will share their knowledge and experience with all of you out there. Make sure to keep checking in on our blog here (or subscribe to our RSS feed) and follow us on our social media channels to be the first to hear about what we have up our sleeves.
For now, we are happy to announce that we simplified the process to access 51° North, The film that inspired Asteroid Day, directed by co-founder Grigorij Richters with music by Dr. Brian May. Event organisers who want to screen it at their local Asteroid Day event can now simply fill out this form on the film page in the Resources section of our website, choose their preferred language and proceed to download it from a dedicated Google Drive. We are also continually looking to get the film’s subtitles translated into new languages to render it accessible for an even larger number of people. If you’re up to the task, let us know and we’ll provide you with the English subtitles file!
And finally, let me quickly introduce myself: I’m Pol, I’m from Luxembourg, and I will be working as Communications Manager for Asteroid Day from now on. I will be bringing you the newest developments and news from our headquarters and am rather excited to have joined the Asteroid Day team here. When I’m not sitting in our Luxembourg office, I love to travel and spend time outdoors, always up to scale mountains wherever I can find them. Having previously worked in Switzerland probably got me hooked on high altitudes – climbing to 3,698 m isn’t quite space yet, but you know, it’s a good first step in the right direction! And while I have been fascinated with space exploration since seeing slides of the first moon landing as a kid, so far I never had the chance to actually work in this area. So naturally, I am quite looking forward to all the projects ahead of us and meeting actual people that ventured beyond our pale blue dot.