Asteroid Day Special Presentation on the occasion of the 5th anniversary of Asteroid Day – the UN declared global day of education to raise awareness and promote knowledge in the general public about asteroids. « Planetary Defense – Are we ready to protect Earth from asteroids? » at the Planetarium of Brussels – Sunday 30 June 2019 15.00-16.30. Imagine the following news headline: « Asteroid on collision course with Earth » – what would be your thoughts? Is there anything we can do about it? Where will it hit? What are the consequences? How do they know? Is it even confirmed or just sensationalism? Wonder no more! Join this presentation about asteroids and Planetary Defense and learn what is fact and what is fiction. Alex Karl, Chair of the IAF Technical Committee on Near Earth Objects will present an overview about asteroids and planetary defense, followed by Q&A with the audience. Admission is free. The presentation will be held in English.