OCA Conference on asteroids and impacts
The Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur (OCA) presented NEOROCKS at the national “Science Party” that took place in France during the first half of October 2022. The event included conferences, talks, and visits all over the country.
Our NEOROCKER Benoît Carry was invited by the city of Villeneuve Loubet to give a talk on asteroid risks. The target audience was represented by families. Benoît talked about detecting asteroids, evaluating danger, and prevention. He explained the international collaborations (NASA, ESA, NEOROCKS) and, of course, finished addressing the DART/HERA mission, as the impact on Dimorphos had just happened.
Even if it was raining cats and dogs, around 50 people attended the event to learn more on asteroids!
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