2012DA14Two AWB Affiliates, the Virtual Telescope and Bareket Observatory, will be streaming live coverage of the asteroid 2012 DA14 during it’s historic close encounter with Earth on February 15.



Up first is Bareket Observatory beginning its webcast from Israel at 19:30 UT.  The Bareket Observatory website also features educational projects related to the event.

Webcasting from Italy, the Virtual Telescope’s Dr. Gianluca Masi will narrate and answer questions as he shares the minor planet’s motion through the sky beginning at 22:00 UT.  Images from the Virtual Telescope will also be featured in NASA/JPL’s coverage of the event live on NASA TV.

Both webcasts are available free to anyone with an internet connection, continuing these AWB Affiliates’ tradition of sharing the sky with others.