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Asteroid Day webcasts

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Asteroid Day 2018

Two webcasts on two days!

  • Watch the replay! On 30 June, ESA and ESO streamed a 2-hour live Asteroid Day webcast from ESO Supernova, Garching, Germany.
  • The first of its kind, a 48-hour, global Asteroid Day webcast was streamed from Luxembourg between the 29-31 June.



30 June 13:00 CEST

On 30 June, ESA and the European Southern Observatory (ESO) joined forces to produce a packed webcast for Asteroid Day 2018. Including interviews with asteroid experts, the future of space-rock research and the truth about the dinosaurs, this fun-filled webcast was streamed live from the new ESO Supernova Planetarium and Visitor Centre in Munich. 

29 June 12:00 CEST

The world's first 48-hour webcast all about asteroids began on 29 June 2018 at 12:00 CEST with rock-star physicist Brian Cox kicking-off the event which brings together asteroid experts from ESA and many other agencies and institutions, astronauts including ESA's Matthias Maurer, policymakers and celebrities. Visit the Asteroid Day website for more information.