astrofactum @ Asteroid Day

astrofactum @ Asteroid Day

June, 30, 2017, On the occasion of the Asteroid Day 2017 astrofactum was one of the panel participants in Luxembourg. The discussion of the expert group "Asteroid Discovery and Telescopes" has been broadcasted worldwide live.

The core topic of the discussion with Frank Koch of astrofactum were the projects for the discovery and exploration of asteroids. The astrofactum space telescope "Public Telescope", which is to contribute to the discovery and observation of asteroids. Also the online platform of astrofactum, which will enable asteroid projects in the collaboration between the worldwide amateur community and researchers. Already to the next Asteroid Day in 2018 first results from the asteroid projects of the online platform are to be presented.

Panel-Diskussion "Asteroid Discovery & Telescopes"

Frank Koch, Planetary Defense Officer of astrofactum explains: "The universe fascinated mankind since the beginning. But in addition to its beauty, it has also some dangers. The asteroid day offers the opportunity to interact with international colleagues and to see how astrofactum with its cloud solution and the public telescope can provide its contribution to the exploration of space. The Planetary Defense Office at astrofactum uses synergies of the two main astrofactum business ideas: the public telescope and the cloud-based data-processing of astronomy data. The focus is on asteroid observation and the development of concepts to avoid impacts."

"Asteroid Day is proud to count astrofactum among our supporters as part of the OHB group and see the massive potential of both their online platform and public telescope projects for the future of astronomy. At Asteroid Day, we strongly believe that international cooperation and scientific collaboration are central pillars in the exploration of space and the hunt for asteroids; values the collaborative approach of the cloud platform embodies perfectly, allowing scientists to share their results and observations intuitively across borders, working together for the expansion of our knowledge about space. Amateur astronomers have always played an important role in the discovery of new asteroids and with access to a powerful and open tool such as the public telescope, we expect their contributions and discoveries to increase significantly." - Grigorij Richters, Asteroid Day Co-Founder

Asteroid Day

Asteroid Day is a UN sanctioned global day of education to raise awareness about asteroids and in particular how we protect Earth from asteroid impacts. Asteroid Day was co-founded in 2014, by Dr. Brian May, astrophysicist and lead guitarist for the rock band Queen; Danica Remy, B612 COO; Apollo 9 Astronaut Rusty Schweickart; and international filmmaker Grig Richters. Asteroid Day is held on 30 June each year to mark Earth’s largest asteroid impact in recorded history, the Siberia Tunguska event, which devastated over 2000 square km, the size of any major metropolitan city. Founders include: The Association of Space Explorers, B612 and the Discovery Channel and global sponsors: OHB, SES, BCE and the Luxembourg Government.

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