International Asteroid Day

Asteroid Day as observed annually on 30 June is the United Nations sanctioned day of public awareness of the risks of asteroid impacts.

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Asteroid Awareness Campaign & Exhibition @ Coimbatore, 30 June 2022

Asteroid Awareness Campaign & Exhibition—2022 @ Coimbatore

Virtual Talk Series
24 June – 02 July 2022

Talk 1: Inauguration

Inauguration & Overview of Asteroids, Meteors, and Comets

Talk 2: International Asteroid Search Campaign—Citizen Science programme

Dr. Patrick Miller, Director—International Astronomical Search Collaboration

Talk 3: CAMS (Camera for All sky Meteor Surveillance) Project to survey the meteors

Mr. Swastik, Head, CAMS India Network, IISER Tirupathi

Talk 4: Scientific Importance of Asteroids & Minor bodies

Dr. Priya Hasan, Co-Chair, Women in Astronomy, International Astronomical Union, and Assistant Professor, MANUU, Hyderabad

Talk 5: Why should we study asteroids?

Dr. B S Shylaja, Visiting Scientist, Bangalore Association for Science Education, Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium, Bangalore

Talk 6: Dynamics of Asteroids

Dr. Niruj Mohan Ramanujam, Astronomer, Indian Institute of Astrophysics, and a member of the Public Outreach and Education Committee of the Astronomical Society of India

Talk 7: Scientific Importance of Asteroids & Minor bodies

Dr. Priya Hasan, Co-Chair, Women in Astronomy, International Astronomical Union, and Assistant Professor, MANUU, Hyderabad

Talk 8: Asteroids in our Solar system

Dr. B S Shylaja, Visiting Scientist, Bangalore Association for Science Education, Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium, Bangalore

Talk 9: Open problems in Asteroid & minor planet studies

Dr. Niruj Mohan Ramanujam, Astronomer, Indian Institute of Astrophysics, and a member of the Public Outreach and Education Committee of the Astronomical Society of India

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“If the Earth gets hit by an asteroid, it's game over. It's control-alt-delete for civilization.”
~ Bill Nye

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