Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2016

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Symbol G (General (Education and Outreach)) » General (Education and Outreach)

[G-02] Comprehensive disaster prevention education

Sun. May 22, 2016 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall HALL6)

Convener:*Hitoshi Nakai(Kobuchisawa Research Institute for Nature and Education), Satoshi Miyajima(Saitama prefectural Fukaya dai-ichi High School), Hiroo Nemoto(J.F.Oberlin University)

5:15 PM - 6:30 PM

[G02-P05] Disaster prevention education for spaceguard

*Makoto Yoshikawa1 (1.Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency)

Keywords:spaceguard, collision of celestial bodies

The Spaceguard is the activity that studies the issues of collisions of celestial bodies to the Earth. It has past about 20 years after this activity became popular. The number of the discovery of asteroids that will approach the Earth closely has increased dramatically recently. But there are lot of such object remained undiscovered, so the observations are continued actively now. At the same time, the studies of collision avoidance are also done in various aspects. However, we have not found the definite way. In such situation, the public education about spaceguard is considered now very important. When collisions of celestial bodies are discussed, sometimes it becomes rather sensational. It is not good to make people have fear, but we must inform them the correct information. In this paper,
we introduce the activities related public educations about spaceguard up to now,
and discuss what we should do in furure.