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|2023 Date||June 30, 2023|
|2024 Date||June 30, 2024|
International Asteroid Day History
International Asteroid Day is a global event that aims to raise awareness about the importance of space exploration and the need to protect our planet from asteroid impacts. It was initiated in 2015 by a group of concerned scientists, astronauts, and enthusiasts, including astrophysicist Brian May and filmmaker Grig Richters. The date of June 30th was chosen to commemorate the Tunguska event, a massive explosion caused by an asteroid impact in Siberia on June 30th, 1908.
In Canada, International Asteroid Day is celebrated with various events and activities, such as public lectures and stargazing parties organized by astronomy clubs, universities, and museums. The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) also participates in the event by highlighting Canada's expertise in asteroid research and its efforts to improve planetary defense. In 2019, the CSA announced its participation in NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission, a planetary defense project aimed at deflecting the trajectory of an asteroid in space. International Asteroid Day is observed annually on June 30th.
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References and related sitesasteroidday.org: International Asteroid Day theplanets.org: Facts about Asteroids