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International Asteroid Day - June 30, 2018

T. McGrath

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In December 2016 the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution A/RES/71/90, declaring 30 June "International Asteroid Day"  in order to "observe each year at the international level the anniversary of the Tunguska impact over Siberia, Russian Federation, on 30 June 1908, and to raise public awareness about the asteroid impact hazard."  Since then it really has become an International Asteroid Awareness Week, with events planned in numerous countries beginning June 25th and extending until June 30th.

From Luxembourg to Tanzania, Australia to China, and throughout Latin America, Europe and US — more than 2,000 events planned for June 28-30.

LUXEMBOURG, SILICON VALLEY — Asteroid Day, the official United Nations’ day of global awareness and education about asteroids, has announced worldwide events for the week of 25-30 June. Co-founded by astrophysicist and famed musician Dr. Brian May of the rock group Queen, Apollo 9 Astronaut Rusty Schweickart, Filmmaker Grig Richters, and B612 President Danica Remy, Asteroid Day began with two major events in 2015, and has grown to more than 2000 self-organized events worldwide.


Source:  http://www.astronomy.com/magazine/press-releases/2018/06/news-alert-asteroid-day-2018

A complete list of planned International Asteroid Day events by country can be found at:  https://asteroidday.org/

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