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Denmark Calling: What’s in a name?

3 Aug 2017, 11:22 UTC
Denmark Calling: What’s in a name?
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As stories from various regional Asteroid Day events reach us here at Asteroid Day HQ, we decided to share a couple of interesting ones with you! First off, we have Denmark.
Today, I would like to highlight a small, but rather fun fact from Jordi Steen Forteza, the regional coordinator of Asteroid Day Denmark in Copenhagen. Jordi was involved in the organisation of 2 different events, the first one as early as 2nd March, 2017 at the observatory on top of the Runde Taarn in Copenhagen, a talk about “Asteroids, Impact Threats, and the Potential Applications of Asteroids”. On 30th June, 2017, when Asteroid Day was upon us, Katrine Rasmussen and Tina Ibsen gathered 76 attendees at the Tycho Brahe Planetarium for a presentation and Astronomical Friday Night Bar Quiz that they organised. The event dealt with asteroids and conspiracy theories under the title of “Asteroid Facts vs. Alternative Facts”.
Jordi’s second event, also on 30th June, 2017 took place at Copenhagen’s Geological Museum and was organised by the SNU (Selskabet for Naturlærens Udbredelse), the Danish Association for the Advancement of Natural Sciences. The event was lead by Danish planetary scientist Dr. Line Drube and amateur astronomer Jordi Steen Forteza. ...

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