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Asteroid Day LIVE – Hosts Announced

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While the cornerstone of any broadcasting endeavour such as Asteroid Day LIVE from Luxembourg are its renowned speakers, we managed to secure equally high calibre hosts for the 6-hour broadcast on June 30th from Luxembourg. We are happy to officially announce them and introduce you to each one of them with this blog post.

Brian Cox Asteroid Day Host Brian Coxis an English physicist and professor in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Manchester, Officer of the Order of the British Empire and Fellow of the Royal Society who  appeared in many science programmes on the BBC.

 

 

 

Asteroid Day Host Stuart ClarkStuart Clark, English science writer and journalist for The Guardian with a PhD in astrophysics and a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society. He also divides his time between writing books, and writing articles for New Scientist, where he is a consultant.

 

 

 

 

Sabinije von GaffkeAsteroid Day Host Sabinije von GaffkeFounder of The Game Changer Global Initiative, Global Communications Expert, Moderator, Content Creator and TV Host. She has broad experience in moderating events and conducting interviews across a range of sectors including technology, sustainability, space, social impact, digital health, media and entertainment. She has previously moderated events ranging from Women in Tech, Nordic Business Forum, UNHCR, Swedish Government Offices, to TEDx. Since a young age, Sabinije was fascinated with space and astronomy, wanting to become an astronaut at the age of 5, and still hoping to take part in space exploration one day by travelling to the moon or Mars.

 

Asteroid Day Host Gianluca MasiGianluca Masi, Italian astrophysicist with a PhD in astronomy and dedicated science communicator who started the Virtual Telescope Project in 2006, crowdsourcing observations of the universe. Fun fact: By studying the placement of the stars in it, he managed to determine the exact date that Van Gogh painted Nuit étoilée.

 

 

 

 

 

Nathalie ReuterAsteroid Day Host Nathalie Reuter, Luxembourgish TV presenter and journalist for more than 15 years at RTL Télé Luxembourg, Luxembourg’s biggest and only television station, and news anchor for RTL – De Journal since 2012. Nathalie studied journalism and communication at the Free University of Brussels, and holds a Master in Business Administration of the Open University Business School in the UK.

 

Guillaume TrapAsteroid Day Host Guillaume Trap, French astrophysicist and science communicator based in Luxembourg. Serves as the Scientific Director of the newly created Luxembourg Science Center. Studied possible infall of asteroids into the supermassive black hole at the center of our Galaxy during his PhD.

 

 

 

If you are as excited about coming Friday as us here at the Asteroid Day Global HQ and want to watch the broadcast as part of the studio audience, meet the hosts, speakers and astronauts, you are in luck! We are giving away free audience seats! Visit our audience information blog post for more on this!

Our complete 24-hour programme is available here! For a detailed overview of the main Asteroid Day LIVE from Luxembourg panels, click here!

Keep coming by the Asteroid Day Live page for all the information you need conveniently in one place.

For more information on how to watch our 24-hour broadcast, check out this previous blog post.

And finally, here is the complete list of speakers for Asteroid Day LIVE from RTL City in Luxembourg, presented by Brian Cox.

Pol Felten

The author Pol Felten

Pol Felten is the Communications Manager of Asteroid Day Global. He works from the Luxembourg office.