Asteroid Day 2023, introduced two new flagship events in Luxembourg: Asteroid Day Space Lecture and the Asteroid Day Festival. The response was overwhelming, with participants of all ages joining. Asteroid Day 2023 also saw a remarkable global outreach. Independent event organisers hosted a plethora of engaging activities, from augmented reality simulations to quizzes and workshops.

Asteroid Day Space Lecture: The Latest Updates in Asteroid and Space Research

On the UN-recognised Asteroid Day, June 30, Asteroid Day Space Lecture gathered students, teachers, academia, and the public, as it provided unique insights into the latest updates in asteroid and space research from space resources to planetary defence.

The Space Lecture featured a distinguished lineup of speakers and a panel of European astronauts who shared their experiences and knowledge. For those who couldn’t attend in person, the event was live-streamed on the Asteroid Day YouTube channel, you can watch the recording here.

Astronaut for a day

As part of its 5th anniversary, the Luxembourg Space Agency (LSA),  organised, in collaboration with the Ministry of the Economy, the Ministry of National Education, Children and Youth and the Ministry of Sports, the national “Astronaut for a day” competition to enable around thirty young people to experience a zero-gravity flight and become a “space ambassador” for Luxembourg.

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