Asteroid Day at the museum (30/6 – 1/7/2017)

Asteroid Day - Horizontal HQAsteroid Day is a global awareness campaign where people from around the world come together to learn the dangers asteroids pose and what we can do to protect our families, communities, and future generations. The United Nations declared June 30 as Asteroid Day. The date of Asteroid Day commemorates the anniversary of the Tunguska asteroid impact over Siberia, Russian Federation, on 30 June 1908. All around the globe, regionally organised events are held on Asteroid Day.

The National Museum of Natural History is participating on 30 June and 1st July to Asteroid Day with science workshops, lectures by meteorite researchers and guides tours of its new exhibitions focused on the museum’s meteorite collection and the role of asteroids in mass extinctions of the past.

Program

Friday 30 June

9 h 00 Workshop „Armageddon – Asteroid Hunting“ for school classes

12 h 30 Guided tour “Mass extinction by impact” (L)

13 h 00 Workshop „Armageddon – Asteroid Hunting“ for school classes

 

Saturday 1st July

14 h 00 Mobile planetarium with focus on asteroids (Agora Neimënster)

14 h 00 Workshop “Sonnenaueren by Science Club

15 h 00 Guided tour of the new Universe Gallery at the ‘natur musée’ (L)

15 h 30 Mobile planetarium with focus on asteroids (Agora Neimënster)

16 h 00 Science Café  “Asteroids. Can we deal with the danger ?”, Patrick Helminger, Station 40 of the European Fireball Network

16 h 30 Mobile planetarium with focus on asteroids (Agora Neimënster)

17 h 00 Guided tour of the new Universe Gallery at the ‘natur musée’ (L)

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