Asteroid Day approaching!

12 June 2019

For the fifth year, Asteroid Day is going to be celebrated worldwide on 30 June.

As stated in the official web portal “Asteroid Day is a global awareness campaign where people from around the world 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. Asteroid Day is held each year on the anniversary of the largest impact in recent history, the 1908 Tunguska event in Siberia. Regionally organised large and small events are held on Asteroid Day, and range from lectures and other educational programmes to live concerts and broader community events, to raise public awareness of the need for increased detection and tracking of asteroids”.

ESA will engage again this year in various activities. In particular, several ESA representatives will participate at the Asteroid Day LIVE event in Luxembourg. For more information visit the official web page of Asteroid Day at https://asteroidday.org/.

[Credit: Asteroid Day]