New NCN-OPUS grant for asteroid research

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UAM Institute of Astronomical Observatory received funding in the OPUS13 National Science Center competition in the amount of about 700 000PLN. As part of the project, a new classification of the asteroids will be created based on their surface properties … Continued

OSIRIS-REx flyby near Earth

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On 2017-09-21 we have observed a NASA OSIRIS-REx spacecraft on its journey to the Potentially Hazardous Asteroid (101995) Bennu during a gravitational assist maneuver near the Earth. This little dot visible in the center of the image above is a … Continued

Asteroid Day – 30 June 2017

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Asteroid Day is an annual global event, held on the anniversary of the 30 June 1908 Siberian Tunguska explosion. On 6 December 2016 The United Nations proclaimed that Asteroid Day will be celebrated on 30 June every year. More details … Continued

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