Danger from Space

On June 30th, the second international "ASTEROID DAY" took place - also with guided tours and lectures at the NHM Vienna.

Asteroid Day is a growing global movement to protect humanity from dangerous Asteroids. Each year on June 30, the anniversary of the largest impact in recent history - the 1908 Tunguska, Siberia event - people from around the world come together to recognise the collective responsibility to address asteroid impacts, the only major natural disaster humankind can prevent. Events include lectures, films, expert science presentations and educational workshops, organised by museums, research institutes, government agencies, universities, astronomers, filmmakers and concerned citizens.

On the picture: PD DDr. T. Posch (Universitätssternwarte Wien) during his lecture: „Die DAWN Mission: Erforschung der größten Asteroiden“

© NHM Wien, Kurt Kracher