The annual International Asteroid Day will be held on Sunday, June 30, 2019. Acknowledged by the United Nations, Asteroid Day marks a global opportunity to raise awareness of the threat and opportunities created by numerous rocky bodies that pass through space. The one-day broadcast on asteroids and space themes began on June 27 and continues today. Here is a program schedule, as well as a way to view wherever you are.
This year, the central role of the Asteroid Day is called the 100-fold Declaration, which requires a 100-fold increase in the detection and monitoring of asteroids. To date, more than 50,000 people worldwide, the Declaration decides "to address the greatest challenges of mankind to protect our families and the quality of life on Earth in the future."
Asteroid events this year will focus on the role of asteroids in shaping our solar system and advances in technology for better detection, tracking and analysis of asteroids and reviewing our ability to reject the asteroid-crook towards the Earth.
The events of the Asteroid Day range from asteroid quizzes to the Dublin Bar to discuss high-level policies and programs at the National Aviation and Space Museum in Washington, DC. See a list of events all over the world. To find an Asteroid near-day event, scroll to the middle of the page and enter your location.
The new Asteroid Day 2019 program is the Asteroid Day TV. Find out more and stay organized by visiting the Asteroid Day website, Youtube Channel, or Twitter.
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Keep track of @AsteroidDay and sign the 100X declaration https://t.co/vu6pmKG6Nm pic.twitter.com/2f7JFR5esC
– Asteroid Day? (@AsteroidDay) June 22, 2019
The day of the asteroid is held on the anniversary of the ancient influence of the asteroid in the latest history of the Earth – the events that took place on June 30, 1908, known as the Tunguska bombing, when a small asteroid struck the Earth over Tunguska, Siberia. Here is the premise of the Asteroid Day, according to co-founder Brian May, astrophysicist, guitarist and composer of the Queen group:
Our goal is to devote one day each year to knowledge of asteroids, the origins of our universe and to support the resources needed to see, track and reject dangerous asteroids from the orbital path of the Earth. Asteroids are a natural disaster that we know how to prevent.
History of the Asteroid Day.
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Outcome: The International Asteroid Day 2019 will be held on Sunday, June 30th.