Asteroid Day is nearly here – 30 June

Asteroid Day 30 June

Asteroid Day LIVE is back this June 30th

with NASA astronauts Ron Garan and Ed Lu, ESA astronauts Jean-François Clervoy, Christer Fuglesang and Michel Tognini, Cosmonaut Dorin Prunariu, French Planetary Scientist Patrick Michel, The Bad Astronomer Phil Plait, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx and JAXA’s Hayabusa2 team member Sara Russell, Hera Project Manager Ian Carnelli and more!

Join US based “Bad Astronomer” Phil Plait, TV host Sabinije von Gaffke, Journalist Stuart Clark and Luxembourg’s very own Lisa Burke for this special 4 hour programme to learn all about these fascinating and at times alarming celestial bodies. Today there are more asteroid missions than ever before – learn from the experts this June 30th – July 4th and watch on AsteroidDay.org!

Asteroid Day LIVE is the only dedicated broadcast about all things asteroids. Hear about the future technology which will lead future missions. Find out how today’s scientists characterize, discover and track asteroids. Learn why Luxembourg is leading the future of commercialized space resources and sustainability. 

Watch the broadcast live on June 30th from 11:00-15:00 CET | 9:00-12:00 UTC and repeated through July 4th. 

This program is brought to you by the Luxembourg Space Agency, SES, Broadcasting Center Europe (BCE), B612 Foundation, Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce, ​​SnT – University of Luxembourg and OHB Systems. Asteroid Day is a program of Luxembourg based charity Asteroid Foundation. 

You can register for Asteroid Day LIVE using Facebook, Linkedin and Eventbrite or by just tuning in on our watch page.

CHECK OUT THIS YEAR’S SPEAKERS HERE

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 HOW IT STARTED

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Asteroid Day was co-founded by astrophysicist and famed musician Dr Brian May of the rock group Queen, Apollo 9 astronaut Rusty Schweickart, filmmaker Grig Richters, and B612 Foundation President Danica Remy, to educate the public about the importance of asteroids –their role in the formation of our solar system, their impact in space resources and the importance of defending our planet from future impacts.

Asteroid Day is observed annually on 30 June to mark the date of Earth’s largest asteroid impact in recorded history, the Siberia Tunguska event.