Asteroid 2012 DA14 – Earth Flyby.
Tune in for a live free webcast! | 02/15/2013 20:15UTC
Small near-Earth asteroid 2012 DA14 will pass very close to Earth on February 15. A record close approach for a known object of this size
The Asteroid will pass so close that it will pass inside the ring of geosynchronous weather and communications satellites. The Asteroid is not considered to be at a collision course with Earth.
The flyby will provide a unique opportunity for researchers to study a near-Earth object up close. The Bareket observatory in Israel will offer a special Live view of the close approach, using a remote Telescope accessible via the Internet.
NEW - watch the first batch of materials from the live webcast! (more to follow - stay tuned)
The webcast taook place at: 02/15/2013 at 20:15UTC, for a duration of about 3 hours.
CLICK HERE FOR A TIME COUNTER - ADAPTED TO YOUR CITY
* The website automaticaly directed the viewers to the Live feed, during the event.
Since the data load from the incoming images is so extent, our system limits itself to refreshing about every 30 to 60 seconds. This means the image will appear static, then reset itself automaticaly.
If you watch for a period of perhaps 3 minutes or so, you will notice appreciable movement against the background stars (see an example for this relative motion at our Comet P1 webcast below).
The Telescope tracking is set on the Asteroid itself, so it will appear to stay in place – while the background stars will move each time it refreshes.
There can also be unforeseen glitches, (such as viewer overload) so please be patient! You don’t have to click anywhere else – when the broadcast is happening it will be right here...
Image: Asteroids. Credit - NASA,JPL
1. Watch the after session movie from the Bareket observatory's Live webcast of Comet P1 Garradd with Universe today
This was a 6 hour live feed of the comet, opened a window to the universe for teachers, students and the general public. During the event more than 400 long exposure images was captured. The Internet telescope pinpointed the comet's core with extreame accuracy.
2. Live NASA Deep space voyage - by the Bareket observatory remote Internet Telescope Using a sophisticated Robotic Internet accessible Telescope and a super sensitive cooled CCD camera, special musical image sonifications for those who are blind and an expert astronomer who will provide live explanations - every one will have the ability to enjoy from his/her special private journey through space-time.
The public was encourage to submit their "ask the astronomer" questions, via a dedicated online form, before or during the live event. The event was broadcasted Live at NASA website as well as at the Bareket observatory's web site. There were total of 2 independed webcasts, each one took about 1.5 hours in duration.
3. Project "Asteroid discoveries by high-school students" (Hebrew): monitoring and search for asteroids and near Earth objects, by high school students
4. Outreach Astronomy activities - with emphasize on promoting peace in the middle east
Photo: Asteroid path, for the local skies. Courtesy heavens-above
Educators & Astronomy science centers
may also be interested in projecting the live feed on their
Planetarium dome using a Digital planetarium projector
Movie: 'Voyage into the deep space' | Bareket observatory's Internet Telescope & NASA