2nd Annual Asteroid Day, June 30, 2016
2nd Annual Asteroid Day, June 30, 2016

The Noble Planetarium and the Ft. Worth Museum of Science and History (FWMSH) are hosting the National Space Society of North Texas (NSS-NT) for the 2nd annual, international, Asteroid Day event on Thursday, June 30, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Asteroid Day is a global awareness campaign where people from around the world come together to learn about Near Earth Asteroids (NEAs), the impact hazard they may pose, and what we can do to protect our planet, families, communities, and future generations from future asteroid impacts. Asteroid Day is held each year on the anniversary of the largest impact in recent history, the 1908 Tunguska event in Siberia.

NSS-NT has free NASA and NSS flyers, magazines, stickers, paper models of the new NASA Orion capsule – and viewings of NASA and Commercial Spaceflight videos – for all Asteroid Day attendees who visit the Noble Planetarium.  Additionally, NSS-NT President (and incoming NSS Board of Directors member) Ken Ruffin is giving an update of his presentation Near Earth Asteroids:  What Can We Do About Them? in the Oak Room Auditorium, near the cafeteria on the first floor, from 3-4 p.m.

Space enthusiasts of all ages are encouraged to attend, and meet the 2014 and 2016 NSS Chapter of the Year on Asteroid Day at the Ft. Worth Museum of Science and History on Thursday, June 30!