Asteroid Day takes place annually on June 30. It is a global awareness campaign where people from around the world come together to learn about asteroids, 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 adopted by the United Nations UN to be held each year on the anniversary of the largest impact in recent history, the 1908 Tunguska event in Siberia. A relatively small asteroid, about 40 meters across or the size of a modest office building, devastated an unpopulated area about the size of a major metropolitan city.
The first Tunisian edition of the Asteroid Day will be organised by the Tunisian Astronomical Society in Sidi Bou Said Parc at 18h30 and will include lectures and other educational programmes to raise public awareness of the need for increased detection and tracking of asteroids