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Asteroid Day 2015

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LSST Project Scientist Zeljko Ivezic presented a talk describing LSST’s asteroid detection capabilities during Asteroid Day June 30, 2015 at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. During his talk, entitled “Hunting for Asteroids with LSST,” Zeljko described LSST as an “amazing discovery machine for new asteroids” whose unique design, particularly its large mirror and huge field of view, addresses the main challenges of finding asteroids: detecting faint objects and covering the whole sky. Zeljko's talk can be viewed on YouTube.

Held annually on the anniversary of the 1908 Siberian Tunguska event at multiple locations worldwide, Asteroid Day is a global awareness movement where people come together to learn about asteroids and what we can do to protect our planet, our families, communities, and future generations. Asteroid Day focused solely on the science and study of asteroids – how to detect them and how to protect our planet from their impacts.  

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