Asteroid Institute

Asteroid Institute Expands Database

Huge Amounts of Data Ingested Thanks to UW Interns by Nate Tellis One of the things that has made the Asteroid Institute’s work possible is the availability of excellent photometric catalog data from high-quality surveys performed over the last decades. The asteroid discovery work done by the...

Asteroid Institute | Precovery API Announced

The Asteroid Institute launches Precovery API, a benefit to the entire astronomy community.   By Kathleen Kiker In August 2022 the Asteroid Institute announced our Precovery API, an astrodynamic service running on the Asteroid Discovery Analysis and Mapping (ADAM) platform. Precovery looks for observations of an object in...

Asteroid Institute’s ADAM Platform: First 104 Asteroid Discoveries News Coverage

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THOR on ADAM Fact Sheet

  Asteroid Institute Uses Revolutionary Cloud-Based Astrodynamics Platform to Discover and Track Asteroids FACT SHEET Technical Information What is the “title” announcement about in a nutshell? How does the astronomical community track asteroid discoveries? Are any of the asteroids discovered by the Asteroid Institute a danger of hitting the Earth? What is the...

Press Release: B612 Foundation Announces $2.3 Million in Leadership Gifts

  B612 Foundation Announces $2.3 Million in Leadership Gifts Donors investing in advancing Astrodynamics Platform to Discover Asteroids San Francisco, May 27,  2022 /PRNewswire/ — The B612 Foundation announced today a new $1 million matching challenge grant from Tito’s Handmade Vodka and separate $1.3 million in gifts to...

Asteroid Institute | ADAM: Nate Tellis

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Asteroid Institute Hosts First In-person Hackathon in Two Years!

The B612 Asteroid Institute and our Vera Rubin Observatory partners met for a hackathon in person for the first time in two years. Among our goals was bringing the first of our astrodynamics services, Asteroid Precovery, online for internal testing. Asteroid Precovery is part of the...

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Press Release: B612 Foundation Announces New Board Chair Futurist Peter Schwartz

  B612 Foundation Announces New Board Chair Futurist Peter Schwartz San Francisco, February 1,  2022 /PRNewswire/ — B612 Foundation, the well-respected non-profit organization dedicated to protecting Earth from asteroid impacts, has announced the election of Peter Schwartz as Chair of its Board of Directors.  Peter Schwartz succeeds venture...