Asteroid Day Special Edition: The B612 Foundation Newsletter
June 2015 Newsletter 

A Message from Ed Lu, B612 Foundation's CEO

As the first Asteroid Day approaches on June 30, 2015, we are very glad to be one of the founding members of this global movement. At B612 Foundation, we continue to implement our original mission laid out in 2002 to be a planetary defense organization, concentrating on science and technology, advocacy, and education. Our goals have always been to educate people about Near-Earth Asteroids and what we can do about those that might impact our planet. To see the excitement generated by Asteroid Day, and knowing that people from around the world are inspired to come together to learn more and what we can do to protect our planet, families, communities, and future generations from asteroid impacts is very rewarding. Last week’s Newsweek cover story shows that Asteroid Day’s efforts have made the issue of asteroid impacts a worthy cause for awareness—and action.

A crucial part of Asteroid Day is the signing of the 100X Declaration by citizens around the world. This declaration has been signed by astronauts, scientists, artists and leaders in business and technology and calls for increased detection and mapping of asteroids. I would like to ask you, as a supporter of B612 Foundation, to add your name to this declaration before Asteroid Day on June 30. Please click here to add your name.

On behalf of myself and the entire B612 team, thank you for being part of this global effort to protect Earth from asteroid impacts!


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CEO, B612 Foundation

Please be one of the first to sign the 100X Declaration.
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All About Asteroid Day

Asteroid Day, a global day of education and awareness about asteroids, is a growing international movement to learn what we can do to protect our planet, families, communities, and future generations from dangerous impacts. A series of events will be held worldwide on June 30— the anniversary of the largest asteroid impact on Earth in recent history, the 1908 Siberian Tunguska Asteroid Impact.

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Please join us at the California Academy of Sciences for Asteroid Day!

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The History of B612 Foundation  

B612 Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to planetary defense from asteroids. Founded in 2002, in our first decade, we worked to find technical solutions for asteroid deflection, assuming the necessary first step of discovering and tracking threatening asteroids would be managed by the government. Through advocacy efforts and educational outreach, the issue of potentially threatening asteroids was communicated to scientists, governments and the general public.

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In the News

It's been a great month for interviews! Check out Newsweek's cover story on all things asteroid, including interviews with Ed and Rusty, and coverage of Asteroid Day, as well as a great podcast with Rusty and Astronomy Magazine's Editor-in-Chief David Eicher.
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Asteroid Day Events Around the World 

On Tuesday, June 30th, astronauts, scientists, parents, educators, business leaders, and importantly —our youth—will participate in  a global day of awareness and public education about asteroids. At science centers and schools, homes, and community centers around the world, including in London, Spain, Italy, Brazil, Canada, Greece and India, events will be held to learn about the origin and composition of asteroids and how to detect and map their trajectories in our solar system to protect us from any potential harmful impact with Earth and many more subjects relating to asteroids
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