ASTEROID DAY 30 JUNE

ASTEROID DAY 30 JUNE

ASTEROID DAY30 JUNE 2020

#ASTEROIDDAY #AD2020

 

WHAT IS ASTEROID DAY?

The International Asteroid Day is a global movement that helps to protect the Earth from asteroids.

Since the year 2016, the KITION PLANETARIUM & OBSERVATORY was appointed as the Cyprus Regional Coordinator for Asteroid Day.

Every year, the KITON PLANETARIUM & OBSERVATORY organizes and coordinates events in Cyprus, but also online events, which are available internationally.

The KITION PLANETARIUM & OBSERVATORY all the the year around, emphasises the importance of the knowledge on asteroids.

Many of its programs, workshops and astronomy courses include sessions and references on asteroids.

In addition, our team searches for new asteroids and we are proud to have our own asteroid discoveries.

 

 

JOIN US ON ASTEROID DAY...

 

ASTEROID DAY 30 JUNE 2020 - CELEBRATIONS IN CYPRUS

This year, because of the measures taken by governments for the COVID19 pandemic,

the Asteroid Day committee promotes online events for the safety of the people.

In Cyprus, we will hold only one online event on Tuesday 30th June, at 20:00 Cyprus local time.

The event will be broadcasted live on our YouTube Channel.

 

EVENT'S PROGRAM: TUESDAY 30TH JUNE 2020, TIME: 20:00

WELCOMING BY THE CYPRUS REGIONAL COORDINATOR, MR. GEORGE TROULLIAS.

AWARENESS INTRODUCTION TO THE GLOBAL INITIATIVE FOR ASTEROID DAY AND THE ROLE ASTEROIDS PLAY IN OUR LIVES.

"THE TUNGUSKA EVENT 30 JUNE 1908"

SEARCHING FOR NEW ASTEROIDS. JOIN OUR RESEARCH TEAM!!!

PRESS HERE TO ATTEND THE LIVE EVENT

 

 

THE STORY BEHIND ASTEROID DAY

Asteroid Day is a dynamic awareness and educational program to inspire the world about asteroids – their role in the formation of our solar system, how we can use their resources, how asteroids can pave the way for future exploration and finally how we can protect our planet from asteroid impacts. Asteroid Day events are held on 30 June each year to mark the anniversary of the 1908 Tunguska impact. Asteroid Day events are largely independently organized around the world for people of all ages and are mostly free-of-charge. Asteroid Day is a program run by the Asteroid Foundation, a Luxembourg nonprofit organization.

Asteroid Day was co-founded in 2014, by Dr. Brian May, astrophysicist and lead guitarist of QUEEN, together with Danica Remy, President of B612 Foundation, Rusty Schweickart, Apollo 9 Astronaut, and filmmaker Grig Richters. In 2016, the United Nations officially designated Asteroid Day as the international day of awareness and education about asteroids. Together with the United Nations, space agencies, schools and universities Asteroid Day is organized by networks of supporters who host events worldwide on 30, June and any other day of the year that the independent groups determine.

To initially launch the Asteroid Day education programs in 2014, members of the asteroid community drafted and released a petition to gather public support for asteroid education and called on governments to accelerate the funding of asteroid discovery programs. Today, this petition, the 100X Asteroid Declaration, has been signed by hundreds of prominent individuals around the world, including leaders in science, technology, and business, and more than 125 astronauts.

Thanks to its partners and supporters, and particularly to the Government of Luxembourg, where the Foundation is headquartered, Asteroid Day has made significant strides educating the world about asteroids. Through our work we share information and teach about the science, opportunities, and risks of asteroids. Since the first events in 2015, the movement has grown exponentially. Through Asteroid Day, we continue to inspire people and young minds to look up into the sky and to be excited about our Solar System.

 

 

ASTEROID DAY MISSION

Asteroid Day takes place annually on June 30.

It is a global awareness campaign where people from around the world come together to learn about asteroids, the impact hazard they may pose, and what we can do to protect our planet, families, communities, and future generations from future asteroid impacts.

Asteroid Day is held each year on the anniversary of the largest impact in recent history, the 1908 Tunguska event in Siberia. A relatively small asteroid, about 40 meters across or the size of a modest office building, devastated an unpopulated area about the size of a major metropolitan city.

Regionally organised large and small events are held on Asteroid Day, and range from lectures and other educational programmes to live concerts and broader community events, to raise public awareness of the need for increased detection and tracking of asteroids.

 

 

 

THE100x ASTEROID DECLARATION

The 100x Asteroid Declaration, calling for this action, has been signed by hundreds of astronauts, scientists, artists and leaders in business and technology as well as thousands of private citizens. Employing existing and new technology to detect and track asteroids and demonstrating deflection capabilities to prevent future asteroid impacts could be humanity’s greatest achievement.

Asteroid Day could one day help save ALL the species on this planet by highlighting the work that is currently being done locally and globally in this field. Asteroid Day highlights men and women who dedicate their lives to the science and technology that will enable planetary defense. You can help by organising a local event and by signing the 100X Declaration.

We’re continuing to learn about the evolution of the solar system and the role of asteroids in space and Earth’s history. Small impacts occur regularly and NASA shows that world-wide efforts to date have found about 95% of the asteroids that could end life on Earth as we know it, were one to impact. Based on what’s known about the NEO population and Earth’s impact history, scientists predict that Earth will experience another large-scale impact someday in the future – they just don’t know exactly when.

Our goal is to raise public awareness about asteroid science and plans for planetary defense.

 

CLICK HERE TO SIGN THE 100X DECLARATION

 

INTERNATIONAL ASTEROID DAY 30 JUNE

On 22nd of December 2016 the UN General Assembly decided to hold every year the International Asteroid Day on 30th of June.

For global events, projects and campaigns visit the International Asteroid Day website: asteroidday.org

 

CYPRUS ASTEROID DAY PAST EVENTS

2020

30 JUNE
INTERNATIONAL ASTEROID DAY

live event

WELCOMING BY THE CYPRUS REGIONAL COORDINATOR MR. GEORGE TROULLIAS.

AWARENESS INTRODUCTION TO THE GLOBAL INITIATIVE FOR ASTEROID DAY AND THE ROLE ASTEROIDS PLAY IN OUR LIVES.

"THE TUNGUSKA EVENT 30 JUNE 1908" SEARCHING FOR NEW ASTEROIDS. JOIN OUR RESEARCH TEAM!!!

(KITION PLANETARIUM & OBSERVATORY YouTube CHANNEL)

2019

27 JUNE
INTERNATIONAL ASTEROID DAY

INTRODUCTION TO ASTEROID DAY BY
CYPRUS REGIONAL COORDINATOR MR GEORGE TROULLIAS

ASTEROID MISSIONS: LECTURE BY K. DEMETRIOU

ASTEROID HUNTING: HRACHYA ZAKARYAN


OBSERVATIONS OF JUPITER AND SATURN

(LECTURE THEATRE, SCIENCE BUILDING, ENGLISH SCHOOL, NICOSIA)

28 JUNE
INTERNATIONAL ASTEROID DAY

PLANETARIUM MOVIE 51 DEGREES NORTH (EN) (GRIGORIJ RICHTERS)

OBSERVATIONS OF JUPITER

30 JUNE
INTERNATIONAL ASTEROID DAY

TALK WITH AN ASTRONAUT

“DANGER FROM THE SKY” SPEAKER TAKIS THEODOSIOU (GREECE)

“NEOShield-2 PROJECT” SPEAKER VANESSA ROMANELLO (GERMANY)

2018

27 JUNE
INTERNATIONAL ASTEROID DAY

(LECTURE THEATRE, SCIENCE BUILDING, ENGLISH SCHOOL, NICOSIA)
28 JUNE
INTERNATIONAL ASTEROID DAY

OBSERVATIONS OF JUPITER
30 JUNE
INTERNATIONAL ASTEROID DAY

“NEOShield-2 PROJECT” SPEAKER VANESSA ROMANELLO (GERMANY)

2017

27 JUNE
INTERNATIONAL ASTEROID DAY


INTRODUCTION TO ASTEROID DAY BY
CYPRUS REGIONAL COORDINATOR MR GEORGE TROULLIAS


ASTEROID MISSIONS: LECTURE BY K. DEMETRIOU


ASTEROID HUNTING: HRACHYA ZAKARYAN


OBSERVATIONS OF JUPITER AND SATURN


(LECTURE THEATRE, SCIENCE BUILDING, ENGLISH SCHOOL, NICOSIA)

28 JUNE
INTERNATIONAL ASTEROID DAY

PLANETARIUM MOVIE 51 DEGREES NORTH (EN) (GRIGORIJ RICHTERS)

OBSERVATIONS OF JUPITER

30 JUNE
INTERNATIONAL ASTEROID DAY


TALK WITH AN ASTRONAUT


“DANGER FROM THE SKY” SPEAKER TAKIS THEODOSIOU (GREECE)


“NEOShield-2 PROJECT” SPEAKER VANESSA ROMANELLO (GERMANY)

2016

30 JUNE
ASTEROID DAY

SCIENCE CAFÉ “DANGER FROM THE SKY

OBSERVATIONS OF JUPITER



8 SEPTEMBER 23:48
FIREBALL OVER CYPRUS.

THE KITION PLANETARIUM COLLECTED VIDEOS AND TESTIMONIES FROM OBSERVERS.

THE RESULTS WERE PUBLISHES AND SUBMITED TO THE INTERNATIONAL METEOR ORGANIZATION DATABASE

 

OCTOBER
ASTRONOMY COURSE "THE SKY IS ALIVE".

ONE SESSION OF THE COURSE IS DEDICATED TO ASTEROID OCCULTATIONS.

10 OCTOBER 06:33
FIREBALL OVER CYPRUS.

THE KITION PLANETARIUM COLLECTED VIDEOS AND TESTIMONIES FROM OBSERVERS.

THE RESULTS WERE PUBLISHES AND SUBMITED TO THE INTERNATIONAL METEOR ORGANIZATION DATABASE

 

The KITION PLANETARIUM & OBSERVATORY invites you

to participate in the International Asteroid Day!

 

If you have any querries or suggestions, do not hesitate to contact us via e-mail or call +357 9999 1111.

 

 

LINKS:

CYPRUS ASTEROID DAY FB PAGE

https://www.facebook.com/asteroiddaycyprus/

INTERNATIONAL ASTEROID DAY

https://asteroidday.org/

INTERNATIONAL EVENTS FOR ASTEROID DAY

https://asteroidday.org/events/?tribe_eventcategory=2&tribe_event_display=past

ASTEROID DAY FB PAGE

https://www.facebook.com/asteroidday

ASTEROID DAY INSTAGRAM PAGE

https://www.instagram.com/asteroidday/

UNESCO INTERNATIONAL DAY OF LIGHT TWITTER PAGE

https://twitter.com/asteroidday

ASTEROID DAY YOUTUBE PAGE

http://www.youtube.com/asteroidday

 

 

 

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