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July 2015 Newsletter
 

Let's Hear It for Asteroid Day 2015!


As you know from our recent newsletters, B612 Foundation was a founding partner of Asteroid Day. We’re so pleased to say that this worldwide event went above and beyond all of our expectations. From Astronaut Scott Kelly tweeting a special Asteroid Day greeting from the International Space Station to people all over the world sharing their messages, #AsteroidDay trended on Twitter with over 33,000,000 mentions! The iconic (and perfect) rousing Grammy Hall of Fame inductee song “We Will Rock You” by Asteroid Day co-founder Brian May of Queen was the official Asteroid Day anthem. This first Asteroid Day event was seminal in raising the topic of asteroid detection to a global conversation. Even television host Jimmy Kimmel gave a nod to Asteroid Day.

Thousands of people have signed the 100X Declaration to date (and you can, too! We encourage you to add your name.). More than 91 events took place in over 33 countries all around the world, with premier events in London and San Francisco taking center stage. Our local event at California Academy of Sciences was a huge success, and we hope you were able to tune-in to our live webcast or participate in an event near you. (If not, you can watch the entire day at Cal Academy here.)

It was truly a great day for asteroid awareness! We hope you’ll enjoy the links below and learn more about Asteroid Day 2015!

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Watch Asteroid Day at Cal Academy!  

To launch the first Asteroid Day, B612 Foundation and the California Academy of Sciences hosted a day-long event on June 30th, 2015 focused solely on the science and study of asteroids, how we can detect them, and how we can protect our planet from their impacts.

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Insuring Against an Asteroid Impact Event

Asteroid Day Expert Panelist Debbie Lewis shares some insight on the financial implications of being unprepared for natural disasters, including Near-Earth Objects.

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Rusty Schweickart's Asteroid Day Recap

Rusty Schweickart, in conversation with B612 Foundation COO Danica Remy, talks about the recent Asteroid Day events around the world and his thoughts on the future of planetary defense in this webinar, recorded on July 10, 2015.
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Asteroid Day Photos from Cal Academy

Check out some of the great photos from our first Asteroid Day event at California Academy of Sciences! 
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