Asteroid Day_



Asteroid Day is a global awareness campaign where people from around the world come together to learn the dangers asteroids pose and what we can do to protect our families, communities, and future generations. The United Nations declared June 30 as Asteroid Day. The date of Asteroid Day commemorates the anniversary of the Tunguska asteroid impact over Siberia, Russian Federation, on 30 June 1908. All around the globe, regionally organised events are held on Asteroid Day.

The National Museum of Natural History is participating on 30 June and 1st July to Asteroid Day with science workshops, lectures by meteorite researchers and guides tours of its new exhibitions focused on the museum’s meteorite collection and the role of asteroids in mass extinctions of the past.

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