Asteroid Day 2021 - live from June 1
On June 30, 1908, several powerful explosions shook the Siberian region of Krasnoyarsk near the Stony Tunguska River. Experts estimate that about 60 million trees were blown down over an area of about 2,000 km2. Even though the incident could not be clearly explained until today, the entry of an asteroid into the Earth's atmosphere is considered the most probable cause of the so-called Tunguska event. The aim of Asteroid Day is to raise global awareness of the opportunities and challenges posed by asteroids. After all, the devastating impact that even small asteroids and meteors can have was demonstrated on February 15, 2013, in the Russian city of Chelyabinsk, when a meteorite or asteroid weighing around 12,000 - 13,000 tons entered the atmosphere and exploded. As a result, around 3,700 buildings were damaged and almost 1,500 people were injured.
However, Asteroid Day is intended not only to highlight potential hazards, but also to highlight opportunities and challenges. Topics covered include asteroid discovery, planetary defense, space resources and asteroid exploration missions. Asteroid Day TV will kick off on June 1, 2021, culminating on Asteroid Day itself - June 30. Joining the effort are Discovery Science, TED, IMAX, BBC, CNN, The Planetary Society, the European Space Agency (ESA), independent filmmakers and other educational content producers.
Asteroid Day 2021 HD
Luxembourg-based partners Broadcasting Center Europe (BCE) and SES will make Asteroid Day TV available via the SES satellite. The Asteroid Day 2021 HD channel is free-to-air in the Europe / Middle East region.
|Station||Asteroid Day 2021 HD|
|Orbital position||19.2° East|
|Download Frequency||11778,00 MHz|
Asteroid Day 2021 - also on Twitch and the social web
This year's Asteroid Day LIVE theme is primarily 25 years of dedicated asteroid missions, the anniversary of the "NEAR Shoemaker" launch on February 17, 1996, and the outlook for exciting future discoveries. In the process, new programming will be added to the Asteroid Day TV program on a weekly basis and updated accordingly. In addition to broadcasting via satellite, Asteroid Day 2021 will also be broadcast via the online platform Twitch. Among others, Twitch science enthusiasts/educators DeejayKnight, EJ_SA, John "The" Galloway, Dr. Pamela Gay and the CosmoQuest crew, Scott Manley and Skylias will host special live streams throughout the month leading up to Asteroid Day on June 30.
In addition to Twitch the event will also be accompanied on the social networks Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram. Further information is available on the website asteroidday.org.
About Asteroid Day
Asteroid Day was co-founded by astrophysicist and musician Dr. Brian May (Queen), Apollo 9 astronaut Rusty Schweickart, filmmaker Grig Richters, and B612 Foundation President Danica Remy to educate the public about the importance of asteroids in our history and the role they play in the solar system. In 2016, the United Nations, inspired by the leadership of the Association of Space Explorers (ASE), declared Asteroid Day a global day of education to promote public awareness and knowledge about asteroids. Thousands of independently organized events have taken place around the globe, encompassing 125 of the world's 195 countries.
Asteroid Day is made possible through partnerships with the Association of Space Explorers (ASE), Broadcasting Center Europe (BCE), B612 Foundation, European Space Agency (ESA), OHB Systems, Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce, Luxembourg Space Agency (LSA), The Planetary Society, SES and Twitch. Asteroid Day, Asteroid Day LIVE, Asteroid Day TV and SpaceConnectsUs are programs of the Asteroid Foundation, a Luxembourg-based nonprofit organization.
via: PRNewswire, ASTEROID FOUNDATION
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