AsteroidDaybThe 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 June 30, 1908 “Tunguska Event” in Siberia, Russia.

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 – and more, 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.

This event has been announced on the official “Asteroid Day” website at http://events.asteroidday.org/event/1600-gendy-street-fort-worth-texas-76107-asteroid-day/  as well as on the FWMSH and NSS-NT social media websites.

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