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Asteroid DAY - 30 June 2017



Videos

Asteroid Day introduction


Introduction videos





Observation of an asteroid

observation

Institut für Astrophysik This year the Asteroid Day will be performed for the first time at our Department of Astrophysics (Sternwarte) starting at 5 pm in the Hoersaal room and finishing at 10:30 pm. Our experts on asteroids will share their knowledge on this topic, giving different talks (mostly in German, but also in English) about the physical characteristics, observations, and the dynamics of these bodies.
The event will start with a presentation explaining the background of our department in this field of study, giving a historical overview on Johann Palisa, who was one of the most prolific discoverers of asteroids in Austria. Following this we will discuss about the dynamics of the different asteroid groups, which were also studied in Vienna since 1984 by the Astrodynamic Group (ADG) founded by Prof. Dvorak. Then we will cover the nearest asteroids, the Near-Earth Objects (NEOs), which are Earth-orbit crossers and can even collide with our planet. On the other hand we will also discuss the most distant ones, the Trans-Neptunian Objects (TNOs). The TNOs are asteroids beyond Neptune, which are the progenitors of some NEOs. These talks will also introduce impact simulations, observations of asteroids, and future space missions to them (like asteroid mining).


Collision video


Collision between a very dense asteroid and an asteroid with a very dense core and a a dusty surface.
Video by C. Burger and T. Maindl, ADG group.


Beobachtung

Organisation: Mattia Galiazzo, Rudolf Dvorak und die Astrodynamik Gruppe (ADG)



Time

Title / Name

Foto

Teaser

17.00

Introduction from the Dirketor of the Institute (B. Ziegler)

Bodo Ziegler

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17.05

Geschichte der Asteroidenforschung in Wien (R. Dvorak)

Rudolf Dvorak

Abstract

17.20

Johann Palisas Beitrag zur Entdeckung von Asteroiden (M. G. Firneis)

Maria G. Firneis

Abstract

17.50

Allgemeine Einführung zu den Kleinkörpern im Sonnensystem (R. Schwarz)

Richard Schwarz

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18.20

Zur Entdeckung und Namensgebung von Asteroiden (C. Goldmann)

Christoph Goldmann

Abstract

18.50

Pause mit Erfrischungen (J. Höfinger)

J. Höfinger

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19.15

Near-Earth-Asteroids and Impacts (M. Galiazzo)

Talk in English

Mattia Galiazzo

Abstract

19.50

Kollisionssimulationen (T.I. Maindl)

Thomas I. Maindl

Abstract

20.15

Trojaner im Sonnensystem (R. Schwarz)

Richard Schwarz

Abstract

20.40

Kuipergürtel-Objekte (E. Pilat-Lohinger)

Elke Pilat-Lohinger

Abstract

21.00

Pause mit Erfrischungen (J. Höfinger)

J. Höfinger

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21.15

Das 1.5m-Teleskop am Schöpfel (W. W. Zeilinger)

W. W. Zeilinger

Abstract

21.30

Der Hauptgürtel der Asteroiden und die Kirkwoodgaps (R. Dvorak)

Rudolf Dvorak

Abstract

22.00

Asteroiden als geplantes Rohstofflager (A. Bazso)

Akos Bazso

Abstract