Newsletter: Asteroid Day Special Edition, June 30, 2017
One Week to Asteroid Day!
June 30, 2017
B612 is proud to be a founding partner of Asteroid Day. Asteroid Day is a global awareness campaign where people from around the world come together to learn about asteroids, the impact hazard they may pose, and what we can do to protect our planet, families, communities, and future generations that is now recognized by the United Nations. This year Asteroid Day is bigger than ever with events happening worldwide and a first-ever 24-hour live broadcast.
What will you be doing on Asteroid Day?
Twenty-four hours of live asteroid programming will be broadcast around the globe from the Asteroid Day headquarters in Luxembourg and from partners at ESA, JAXA, NASA, the University of Arizona, and more.
Asteroid Day’s schedule features host Brian Cox, English physicist and professor, during the 6-hour broadcast live from Luxembourg.
Also featured throughout the day are international astronauts including Ed Lu, Rusty Schweickart, and Dumitru-Dorin Prunariu, as well as programming with Asteroid Day co-founders Danica Remy and Grig Richters. You can find the full lineup here. And you can find the schedule here. (You can see when each segment will be streaming in your area by clicking on the tab with your time zone.)
Astronomers, physicists, science teachers and asteroid enthusiasts are planning events all over the world. Over 700 Asteroid Day events are taking place in 190 countries.
Plan to attend one in your area at www.AsteroidDay.org/event-guide/
HIGHLIGHTS OF SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA ASTEROID DAY EVENTS
The Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland will have fun, family-friendly hands-on activities and planetarium show in the Center during the day, and demonstrations with telescopes and Chabot astronomers at night.
The California Academy of Sciences was a founding partner of Asteroid Day and has been a great collaborator with B612 over the years. To celebrate Asteroid Day, they will be showing asteroid-related films, including “Incoming!” and “Impacts and Extinctions,” with some pre-show space programs happening. They will also be featuring the Asteroid Day 24-hour live-stream in the Science Today media space, with staff providing information about asteroids, impacts, and craters.
Scott Manley resides in the San Francisco Bay Area and is an astronogamer, YouTube personality, Asteroid Day update host, and B612 Strategic Advisor. This Asteroid Day he will be doing programming on twitch.tv.