ESA Asteroid Day


The latest asteroid news and updates from the European Space Agency hosted by award-winning science and space journalist Richard Hollingham. Richard is the presenter of the Space Boffins podcast, space correspondent for BBC Future and an ESA TV launch commentator.

The programme – hosted from Richard’s home in the East of England – will include features and discussions with leading asteroid experts. Guests include Antarctic meteorite hunter Dr Katie Joy from the University of Manchester, Professor Alan Fitzsimmons – who’s working on ESA’s asteroid intercept mission HERA, Dr Natalie Starkey from the Open University and ESA asteroid tracking expert Dr Detlef Koschny.

We’ll also hear from astronauts, researchers working on ESA’s new asteroid tracking telescopes and Brian May giving us the low-down on the challenges of asteroid rendezvous.

You can also find the a local Asteroid Day Programme in the following languages:


*Erratum: at 43:41 it should be Naomi Murdoch, Planetary Scientist at ISAE-SUPAERO instead of Armelle Hubault, Spacecraft Operations Engineer, ESA

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