Join Slooh for a live broadcast as we help celebrate the first ever Asteroid Day on June 30, 2015. Conceived by musician and astrophysicist Brian May and filmmaker Grigorij Richters, Asteroid Day is a global awareness campaign to educate people about asteroids and the actions we must take to keep our planet safe from dangerous asteroid impacts. Asteroid Day will be held on the anniversary of the famous Tunguska event when a large asteroid or comet devastated a city-sized area in Siberia on June 30, 1908.As part of the Asteroid Day movement, the organizers of Asteroid Day created the 100x Asteroid Day Declaration, a document which has been signed by more than one hundred astronauts, Nobel-Prize-winning scientists, business and technology leaders, and artists from around the world. During our show on June 30, Slooh will interview some of these signatories including the entrepreneur and astronaut Richard Garriott. We’ll discuss the importance of raising awareness of the risk posed to our planet by asteroids. We’ll show images of near-Earth asteroids captured with Slooh telescopes including the asteroid 1566 Icarus which passed just 5 million miles from Earth on June 16, 2015. Our astronomers will also discuss the science of close asteroid approaches and sort out fact from hype.
Join us on June 30 for this special show to celebrate Asteroid Day 2015.