Asteroid Day at California Academy of Sciences

Sara
sara@b612foundation.org

July 27, 2016

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!

The highlights of the day included presentations from renowned asteroid experts including Dr. Clark Chapman, planetary scientist, B612 Board Member and Asteroid Day expert panel member addition; Dr. Lynne Jones, Performance Scientist for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope; Geoff Notkin, host of the Science Channel’s Meteorite Men and the STEM Journals; and Scott Manley, astronogamer, YouTube personality and Kerbal Space Program aficionado. You can watch his support of Asteroid Day in this clip. And check out his video playing Kerbal with B612 CEO Ed Lu.

California Academy’s incredible planetarium show, Incoming!, will be played throughout the day and into the evening. Incoming! is narrated by George Takei and featured B612’s technical expertise, along with dozens of other science advisors. Our NightLife party feature fun included an interactive booth that gave people the opportunity to use an infrared camera, and a chance to enter to win a meteorite.
We hope you had a chance to join us and that you enjoyed our Premiere Asteroid Day event as much as we did. See you next year!

Sara
sara@b612foundation.org