B612 co-sponsors the first Near-Earth Object Modeling Workshop

Grigorij Richters
grig@b612foundation.org

November 17, 2016

On October 3rd and 4th, B612 co-sponsored a Near-Earth Object (NEO) workshop at the University of Washington in Seattle. The workshop is the first time that members of B612’s technical team, researchers and scientists from the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), NEO researchers from NASA, and leading theorists and modelers from other major telescopes around the world came together to coordinate telescope modeling calculations in the fields of astronomy and planetary defense.

This is an important milestone in the effort to create important coordination amongst scientists in the field. Following the workshop Željko Ivezić, LSST Project Scientist told us, “It was abundantly clear to me that, by working together, the NEO community can produce better modeling tools faster and cheaper.”

Picture by Danica Remy

Picture by Danica Remy

Grigorij Richters
grig@b612foundation.org