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Asteroid Day is an annual global event which is held on the anniversary of the Siberian Tunguska event that took place on June 30, 1908, the most harmful known asteroid-related event on Earth in recent history. Asteroid Day is an official United Nations’ day of global awareness about the opportunities and challenges that asteroids present.
During the month and especially on June 30, organizations, scientific and educational institutions, associations, equipment and Astronomy groups organize events to reinforce awareness of protecting our planet, our families and the entire Earth’s life. Visit the Asteroid Day website for more information, and livestreaming content on the day of the event.
The programming will cover themes such as asteroid discovery, planetary defense, space resources, asteroid exploration missions and more. Asteroid Day was co-founded by astrophysicist and famed musician Dr Brian May of the rock group 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, the role they play in the solar system and how they could affect our future.