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Everyone will turn their attention to the heavens on June 30, which is International Asteroid Day.











Everyone will turn their attention to the heavens on June 30, which is International Asteroid Day. After the 2014 release of the movie 51 Degrees North, which looks at what would happen if an asteroid hit London, the holiday was created. The team behind the movie, many of whom are scientists, wanted to make people more aware of the danger that asteroids pose to Earth and the ways in which we can help protect ourselves from them. They established a foundation to accomplish this, and in 2015, they observed the first-ever International Asteroid Day. Modern astronomers have only discovered about one percent of the more than one million asteroids in space that have the potential to strike Earth. The 100X Asteroid Declaration was created by Asteroid Day's founders and a number of accomplished scientists to combat this. Within a decade, the declaration calls for scientists to work toward increasing the annual asteroid discovery rate to 100,000. The purpose of International Asteroid Day is to spread awareness of the declaration and assist fellow Earthlings in preparing for an asteroid impact.


Timeline for International Asteroids Day on March 22, 1989: 4581 Asclepius Comes Close to Earth The asteroid Asclepius comes close to Earth by almost 500,000 miles.


On March 31, 1989, American astronomers Henry Holt and Norman Thomas discover that an asteroid known as Asclepius has passed close to Earth.


The science-fiction film "51 Degrees North," which focuses primarily on objects close to Earth, is released in 2014.


For the first time, International Asteroid Day is observed in 2015.


International Asteroid Day Activities: Consider holding your own if there isn't already an Asteroid Day celebration in your area. Lectures, discussions, and concerts are common ways to commemorate the holiday. Your community might greatly benefit from you hosting your own. It's also a great way to help spread the word and meet people in your community who are interested in asteroids in the same way you are.



Watch 51 Degrees North Watch the movie that started it all, but be prepared to feel a lot. Although the movie is fictional, it offers a lot to consider and is an investigation into a possible scenario from the real world. Learning more about asteroids and how to avoid harm in the event of an impact is sparked by this.


Volunteer for Asteroid Day's organizers Volunteers are needed to help the holiday's creators and organizers ensure that worldwide Asteroid Day events run smoothly. This year, over 700 events are anticipated, and volunteers can assist in event setup, content creation, graphic design, and public relations.


Why We Love International Astronomy Day: It makes people more aware of the fact that asteroids pose a threat to our safety. Most people, which is understandable, are too focused on what is going on here on Earth to be aware of this. The celebration of International Asteroid Day is a great way to raise awareness of the problem. In the event that an asteroid does hit Earth, the holiday and the activity that comes with it may significantly help people prepare to protect themselves.


International Asteroid Day inspires everyday people to read and learn more about the sky above them and the galaxy that surrounds us because it promotes space exploration. The holiday motivates well-established scientists to conduct additional research and, possibly, to increase funding for science. Now that the holiday has been officially recognized by the UN General Assembly, research will be encouraged even more. Here's to cultivating brilliant minds!


It brings people together for a cause. Humans are more alike than we are different, and nothing demonstrates this point better than a shared threat that, if it were to strike, could cause harm to the entire planet. If the world's greatest minds collaborate to exchange ideas, our efforts to protect ourselves from asteroids will be significantly more fruitful.


Important frequently asked questions: Why is International Asteroid Day observed?

The purpose of International Asteroid Day is to educate the general public about the danger posed by asteroid impacts and the global crisis communication procedures that must be followed in the event of a credible threat from a near-Earth object.


When was Space rock Day previously celebrated?

The film's creative team, many of whom are scientists, established a foundation to raise awareness of the threat posed by asteroids, and in 2015, the first International Asteroid Day was observed worldwide.


What are our plans for International Asteroid Day?

Lectures, discussions, and concerts are common ways to commemorate the holiday. Your community might greatly benefit from you hosting your own. It's also a great way to help spread awareness and meet people in your community who are interested in asteroids in the same way you are.


Who found space rock in India?

Between the years 1861 and 1885, as many as five asteroids from Madras were discovered by Norman Pogson, who was the Government Astronomer at the Madras Observatory—the institution from which IIA derives its name.


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