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Good news, asteroid friends and followers!

The world came together once again for Asteroid Day, and the events were prolific, exciting, and successful. Asteroid Day founding partners B612 and California Academy of Sciences collaborated again for the 2nd annual Asteroid Day on June 30th. The program was stacked with exciting speakers and activities during the day and night. A big shout out to Ryan Wyatt and his team for their help in making it a success!

Also, as a founding partner and major supporter of Asteroid Day, B612 is excited to see the growth of this important global campaign. Asteroid Day allows the scientific community to come together to share research and educate the broader public. After co-founding this effort only 19 months ago, we are pleased to see the breadth and depth of interest in engaging around the topic of asteroids and planetary defense. Asteroid Day’s goal this year was to double the prior year's number of events from 150 to 300, which was more than surpassed.

We also saw a number of high-profile press pieces, including an OpEd in the Guardian reiterating why we must stay vigilant for hazardous asteroid impacts. The OpEd highlights Asteroid Day expert panel members around the world including Dr. Clark Chapman, B612 co-founder and member of our Board.

Asteroid Day at
California Academy of Sciences

On June 30th, B612, Asteroid Day, and California Academy of Sciences teamed up for one of the world’s premier Asteroid Day events that featured a day of speakers and a night of asteroid-themed NightLife and adventures! Read More...

Asteroid Day Barcelona

By M. Martínez and J. M. Trigo-Rodríguez, Institute of Space Sciences (IEEC-CSIC), Meteorites, Minor Bodies and Planetary Science Group, Barcelona.

The Institute of Space Sciences (IEEC-CSIC) in Barcelona has taken again the role of organizing a scientific outreach event in Barcelona on the impact hazard associated with minor bodies. Our 2016 event has taken place in the wonderful conference room of the Reial Acadèmia de Ciències i Arts de Barcelona (RACAB) in the middle of famous Barcelona ramblas. Read More...

Asteroid Day in Japan

Asteroid Day, is a global awareness campaign for the hazard caused by asteroid collision to Earth. June 30th is the anniversary of the Tunguska event in Siberia in 1908. Mr. Grigorij Richters, one of the founders of Asteroid Day, gave JAXA an opportunity to participate in their own event. This is the trigger for the event reported here. Read More...

Asteroid Day in Chile

Almost twenty activities in the entire country, fifteen institutions joined by one cause and an audience eager to participate marked the second International Asteroid Day in Chile. Read More...
Did you get a chance to meet Astronaut and B612 CEO Ed Lu?
Click to go to our Asteroid Day Flickr page to find your photo!
Ed speaking at the Los Cumbres speaker series on Sept 21st in Santa Barbara, CA.
A new 7-part web series with all the rock stars of Asteroid research and technology, narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson.
Feature film by Asteroid Day Co-Founder Grig Richter, available free to watch for a limited time!

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