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Vienna, 21 March 2023
Media representatives are invited to the
VIENNA, 21 March (United Nations Information Service) - The 8th Planetary Defense Conference (PDC) of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) organized with the support of the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Geosciences Commission of the Austrian Academy of Sciences will bring together world experts to discuss human knowledge about potentially hazardous asteroids and comets and possible defensive action in the event that one of them is on a collision course with Earth.
The Conference will kick-off with a public and media event on Sunday, 2 April at 4.30 p.m. at the Austrian Academy of Sciences on the DART mission and there will be an exhibition in the Rotunda of the Vienna International Centre.
Media are invited to:
For more information and the conference programme, visit the dedicated webpage.
For events outside the Vienna International Centre, please register following the links above.
Media representatives who wish to attend the conference at the Vienna International Centre should write to: press.vienna[at]un.org
For more information please contact:
United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)