Asteroid Occultations: How to Measure a Space Rock

Presented by Robert Purvinskis live from Germany

In the last few decades, amateur astronomers have been contributing to the scientific study of asteroids. By measuring the shape and diameter of "space rocks", astronomers learn more about these smaller members of the Solar System. In particular, the use of occultation events, where an asteroid passes in front of a star, is an important observation technique. Predicting such events yourself is also now possible.


Bio: Robert Purvinskis is a satellite engineer, living and working in Germany. He is past vice-president of ASSA and contributes occasionally to the ASSA Bulletin. 

This will be a live, interactive broadcast on YouTube. 

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Sunday 19 Jul 2020

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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