Newsletter Archive

To read about progress in B612’s public education programs and science and technology out of the Asteroid Institute, check out the newsletter archive below.

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2020

Asteroids & Beyond: The B612 Foundation Newsletter Vol. 46
  • Addressing Unmet Challenges
  • Asteroid 2018 VP1
  • Meet ADAM Software Engineer, Kathleen Kiker
  • Dr. Ed Lu’s “Cosmic Conversation”

 

2020 Annual Progress Report | B612 Asteroid Institute

 

Asteroids & Beyond: The B612 Foundation Newsletter Vol. 45
  • Asteroid 2018 VP1
  • Meet Institute Researcher Joachim Moeyens
  • Asteroid Day TV

 

Asteroids & Beyond: The B612 Foundation Newsletter Vol. 44
  • New Asteroid Deflection Research
  • Meet ADAM Senior Engineer Carise Fernandez
  • Dynamical Study of an Asteroid Orbit by Dr. Sarah Greenstreet
  • “Stump the Astronaut!”

 

Asteroids & Beyond: The B612 Foundation Newsletter Vol. 43
  • Meet Asteroid Institute Astrodynamicist Hank Grabowski
  • ESA’s HERA Mission Funded
  • ADAM Hack-a-thon

2019

2019 Annual Progress Report | B612 Asteroid Institute

 

Asteroids & Beyond: The B612 Foundation Newsletter Vol. 42
  • Understanding What it Takes to Divert Asteroids
  • Asteroid Map Fulfills Americans Highest Priorities for Space
  • Debunking Fake News!
  • Danica Remy in Forbes and NBCnews.com

 

Asteroids & Beyond: The B612 Foundation Newsletter Vol. 41
  • Dr. Ed Lu on NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday
  • 5 Years of Asteroid Education at Meteor Crater
  • 50th Anniversary of Apollo 9
  • Research from the Asteroid Institute

 

Asteroids & Beyond: The B612 Foundation Newsletter Vol. 40
  • Dr. Ed Lu in Popular Science
  • B612 Strategic Advisor Scott Manley discusses Hayabusa-2
  • Dr. Ed LuDr. Ed Lu’s “Charting the High Frontier of Space” at the Long Now Foundation

2018

2018 Annual Progress Report | B612 Asteroid Institute

 

Asteroids & Beyond: The B612 Foundation Newsletter Vol. 39
  • Pew Research shows 62% of Americans Believe Asteroid Monitoring is a Top Priority
  • Asteroid Institute team at the LSST Solar System Science Collaboration (SSSC)
  • UN office of Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) releases report titled “Near-Earth Objects and Planetary Defense”
  • Dr. Ed Lu in PC Magazine

 

Asteroids & Beyond: The B612 Foundation Newsletter Vol. 38
  • Asteroid 2018 LA and the World Asteroid Tracking System
  • Asteroid Institute publishes NASA Tech Note on Synthetic Tracking technology
  • The Asteroid Institute Partners with York Space Systems and MSU-Denver

 

Asteroids & Beyond: The B612 Foundation Newsletter Vol. 37
  • The Asteroid Institute announces Google Cloud and AGI as New Partners
  • Dr. Ed Lu featured in National Geographic
  • 5 year Anniversary of Chelyabinsk Asteroid Blast
  • Project ADAM Building the Tools to Map Asteroids

 

Asteroids & Beyond: The B612 Foundation Newsletter Vol. 36
  • B612 is 15 Years Old!
  • B612 Co-Founder Rusty Schweickart Honored With the 2017 Champions of Science Award
  • Asteroid Institute hosts first Hack-a-thon With DIRAC
  • Interstellar Object 1I/’Oumuamua

2017

2017 Annual Progress Report | B612 Asteroid Institute

 

Asteroids & Beyond: The B612 Foundation Newsletter Vol. 35
  • Study Looking at the Physical Mechanisms of Damage Caused by Asteroid Impacts
  • B612 Hosts Romanian cosmonaut Dumitru-Dorin Prunariu for a Two-Day Bay Area Visit

 

Asteroids & Beyond: The B612 Foundation Newsletter Vol. 34
  • Asteroid Day Special Edition

 

Asteroids & Beyond: The B612 Foundation Newsletter Vol. 33
  • B612 Launches the Asteroid Institute
  • Asteroid Day Moves to Luxembourg
  • B612 Strategic Advisor David Brin Visits the Bay Area For a Fireside Chat Discussing his New Book, Chasing Shadows
  • Luxembourg’s Crown Prince and Princess and Deputy Prime Minister hosted a Space Panel and Reception at NASA Ames

 

Asteroids & Beyond: The B612 Foundation Newsletter Vol. 32
  • Update on NASA’s NEOCam Proposal
  • Asteroid Day Press Conference
  • B612 Supporter Scott Recognized with a Celestial Namesake

 

Asteroids & Beyond: The B612 Foundation Newsletter Vol. 31
  • B612 co-sponsored a Near-Earth Object Modeling Workshop
  • Analysis of Asteroid Telescope Performance is Published
  • Brian May Announced the Naming of Asteroid 17473 ‘Freddiemercury’ in Honor of the late Freddie Mercury’s 70th birthday
  • Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s 1943 novella, The Little Prince, B612’s namesake) Recreated in an Animated Film

2016

2016 Annual Progress Report | B612 Asteroid Institute

 

Asteroids & Beyond: The B612 Foundation Newsletter Vol. 30
  • 7-part Web Series With the Rock Stars of Asteroid Research Narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • 2nd Annual Asteroid Day a Success
  • Dr. Ed Lu Speaks at the Los Cumbres Speaker Series in Santa Barbara

 

Asteroids & Beyond: The B612 Foundation Newsletter Vol. 29
  • Asteroid Day Special Edition

 

Asteroids & Beyond: The B612 Foundation Newsletter Vol. 28
  • 3yr Anniversary of the Chelyabinsk Asteroid Blast Special Edition

 

Asteroids & Beyond: The B612 Foundation Newsletter Vol. 27
  • B612 Response to NASA’s Planetary Defense Coordination Office
  • B612 Co-Founder and Apollo 9 Astronaut Rusty Schweickart in Popular Mechanics
  • Meet B612 Supporter Ruth Sears

2015

Asteroids & Beyond: B612 Progress Report Vol. 26
  • B612’s first annual progress report

 

Asteroids & Beyond: The B612 Foundation Newsletter Vol. 25
  • NPR’s Planet Money Interviews Dr. Ed Lu
  • Asteroid Day and NEOShield-2 Partnership
  • New 100X Asteroid Declaration Signatories
  • Dr. Ed Lu Speaks at Geekwire Summit, Seattle

 

Asteroids & Beyond: The B612 Foundation Newsletter Vol. 24
  • The History of B612 Foundation
  • About the Gravity Tractor
  • Asteroid Day in London
  • Letter to former President Bush
  • Asteroid Institute Advisor, Scott Manley’s “If You Could See All the Asteroids”

 

Asteroids & Beyond: The B612 Foundation Newsletter Vol. 23
  • Celebrating the first ever Asteroid Day with a recap by Rusty Schweickart!
  • Insuring Against an Asteroid Impact Event by Asteroid Day Expert Panelist, Debbie Lewis

 

Asteroid Day Special Edition: The B612 Foundation Newsletter
  • Stories from around the globe in celebration of the first ever Asteroid Day
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