After two years of mostly digital events and programming Asteroid Day, which is 30 June, will again see in-person events around the globe, ranging from lectures and short story contests to live concerts and broader community events.
These events are largely independently organised by museums, planetariums, space agencies, universities, clubs and enthusiastic educators around the world, for people of all ages and they are mostly free-of-charge.
If you’re not able to take part in any of the events in person, then you can still get involved via the Asteroid Day Live broadcast which has seven panel discussions taking place between 11:00 – 15:00 CET on 30 June.
“This year there are events scheduled in dozens of countries around the world and our network of regional event organisers has grown over the years. We work to highlight their creativity organising events as part of our global tools provided through our website and through our social media promotional activities,” said Saulo Machado Asteroid Day’s Global Event Coordinator.
“Every year we continue to be impressed and inspired by the scope and breadth of the global event organisers ability to develop fresh programming and gather together increasingly larger audiences to learn about asteroid risks and opportunities” said Danica Remy, Asteroid Day co founder. “These local leaders are the heart and soul of Asteroid Day.”
Global programmes span from evening events, to full week-long programmes covering everything space-related including discussions about the International Space Station, Mars, visiting asteroids and more. The Asteroid Day independent organisers have access to Asteroid Day’s LEARN series about asteroids, to all the past years Asteroid Day LIVE programming (featuring leading asteroid experts) and many other digital resources designed to help support their activities.