The University of Nebraska College of Law Space, Cyber, and Telecommunications Law Program and University of Nebraska State Museum are partnering to mark June 30 as International Asteroid Day.
Asteroid Day is a global awareness movement in which people around the world learn about asteroids and what we can do to protect our planet, our families, communities and future generations. Asteroid Day is held on June 30 to commemorate the anniversary of the 1908 Siberian Tunguska asteroid impact, the largest on Earth in recent history.
Law Professor Frans von der Dunk, one of the original signatories to the Asteroid Day Declaration, will join the event via live stream in the Mueller Planetarium to speak about the efforts to protect the earth from asteroids.
The event begins at 9:30 a.m. with coffee and conversation. At 9:45 a.m., von der Dunk will discuss the declaration, what countries are doing to protect the planet, and answer questions. Following von der Dunk’s presentation, Mueller Planetarium will present the fulldome shows “Firefall” and “B612 Sentinel Program.”
Visitors attending this event will receive free admission to the museum for the coffee and presentation.
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