Asteroid Institute

2023 Asteroid Institute Education Events

B612’s Asteroid Education program increases awareness about asteroids and science through public speaking and exposure in the media. In addition to Asteroid Day, in 2023 we shared stories about our work and why the world should learn more about asteroids. PRESENTATIONS + PRESS March | Dr. Ed...

2023 | Asteroid Institute | Annual Report

Asteroid Institute is one step further in the development of our Asteroid Discovery Analysis and Mapping (ADAM) platform, moving us closer to enabling the mapping of our solar system and advancing the rate of asteroid discovery. This past year, our engineers and interns have worked on...

Asteroid Institute | Launch of Precovery Service to Refine Orbits

Asteroid Institute is one step closer to creating a reliable and accurate asteroid discovery platform with the development of ADAM::Precovery, a tool to refine asteroid orbits. For both new and old discoveries, orbit refinement (improving the orbital fit by adding new observations) can help us...

B612 launches Schweickart Prize on 20th Anniversary

This past Asteroid Day (observed on June 30th worldwide) we celebrated B612’s 20th Anniversary and the launch of the Schweickart Prize at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. The prize, named in honor of renowned Apollo 9 astronaut and B612 co-founder Rusty Schweickart...

Asteroid Institute | IAA Planetary Defense Conference 2023

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Asteroid Institute | Kathleen Kiker on Precovery at 2022 LSST@Europe4

Asteroid Institute engineer Kathleen Kiker speaks on Precovery, a service of ADAM, at the 2022 LSST European Conference.     Asteroid Institute, a program of B612, and partner of LSST and the Vera C. Rubin Observatory, virtually joined speakers at this year’s LSST@Europe 4 conference in Rome, Italy....

Asteroid Institute | 2022 Fall UC Berkeley Interns

This fall, the Asteroid Institute (a program of B612) partnered with the University of California Berkeley’s Data Science Discovery Program and three of their undergraduate students to work on real-life problems that ultimately enhanced aspects of our Asteroid Discovery Analysis and Mapping (ADAM) platform. Tanay Bhadra,...

Asteroid Institute | 2022 Summer Interns Highlight

Summer Interns Enrich Asteroid Institute Crew   This past summer, Asteroid Institute (a program of B612) in partnership with the University of Washington, hosted a group of seven interns who helped with an assortment of tasks, including data ingestion for our Asteroid Discovery Analysis and Mapping (ADAM)...

Tito’s CHEERS $1 million Challenge Grant

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