- Where Icarus gets its name and what makes it unlike most other asteroids
- The history of observing Icarus and the chances of the asteroid getting too close to Earth
- How a group of MIT students in 1967 used the asteroid Icarus to develop a plan to save the world
- Why it’s important to track asteroids like Icarus and what it means to the long-term safety of Earth
While the little asteroid will pass us at just 21x the Earth-Moon distance, it’s too dim to see visually in most backyard telescopes. But it’s well within reach of Slooh’s robotic telescopes and cameras, so during the show Slooh members can see live views of Icarus as it makes its close approach. Mark your calendars to join us on June 16!