It Will Happen Here Again.

If a Near-Earth Object — whether large or small, tomorrow or next century — strikes Earth, our lives on this blue planet will be forever changed.

We can act together to prevent such a catastrophe. Join space explorers, industry leaders and concerned citizens at the Chabot Space & Science Center in support of a series of international workshops which will draft a UN Treaty on NEO deflection.

These workshops, bringing together a preeminent international group of experts, are sponsored by the Association of Space Explorers. The ASE is working with the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space to address this threat. We invite your significant support to eliminate the global NEO threat with concerted action.

January 13, 2007
Chabot Space & Science Center
10000 Skyline Boulevard
Oakland, California

  • Tribute To Space Travel, 3-6pm

    Come meet the astronauts and cosmonauts. As part of the fundraising effort, autographs will be $50 each.

    Open to the public. For details, click here.

  • Evening Fundraiser, 6:00-10:00pm

    Host: Russell Schweickart, Apollo 9 astronaut

    Special Guests
    Astronauts Wally Schirra, Scott Carpenter, Tom Jones, Franklin Chang-Diaz, Bonnie Dunbar, Millie Hughes-Fulford and Bo Bobko, of the US
    Cosmonauts Alexei Leonov and Sergey Avdeev of Russia, and Dorin Prunariu of Romania

    6:00 to 7:00pm:
    Private reception with the astronauts/cosmonauts for guests participating at the $1000 level (or higher)

    6:30 to 8:00pm:
    All guests are welcomed to Chabot with heavy hors d'oeuvres and a wine reception in Astronomy Hall.

    8:00 to 8:30pm:
    West Coast Premiere of Cosmic Collisions.

    8:30 to 10:00pm:
    Presentation of the Association of Space Explorers' Near Earth Object Initiative; a special presentation to Carolyn Shoemaker; and launch of fundraising effort.

    10:00 to 11:00pm:
    Desserts and coffee.

    When placing an order for tickets, you will be taken to a checkout page hosted by Countdown Creations.

    $250: The evening's program

    Order Event Ticket(s) — $250 level

    $1000: The evening's program with a private reception and mention in the printed program

    Order Event Ticket(s) — $1000 level

    $10,000: 10 of the above as well as a corporate logo or individual's name in the printed program and an image of the gravity tractor created by Dan Durda and signed by all of the astronauts and cosmonauts (suitable for framing). Portions are tax deductible. Appropriate IRS information will be available.

    Order Event Ticket(s) — $10,000 level

    Please RSVP by January 10, 2007, to assure your place at this historic event.

    There will be a request for significant funds during the evening. To support the full series of meetings to produce a Draft UN Treaty will cost $250,000. We are also seeking challenge gifts to motivate others to help. If you would like to discuss your donation and its promotion ahead of the event, please contact

    If you are unable to attend, but would like to support the effort to help plan for an Earth-impact by a NEO, please click on the donation button below:

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    Shoemaker-Levy images Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech

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