Asteroid 2012 DA14

Wikipedia article on this asteroid.
Huffington Post Article on the asteroid dated May 2012.
EarthSky report on the asteroid .

NASA TV will carry live commentary starting at 11 a.m. Pacific on Friday January 15

The NASA TV daily schedule is at  

All NASA Television Channels (Public, Media and Education) are available on Satellite AMC-18C.

NASA TV is also carried on U-stream (

A short video by Dr. Don Yeomans, manager of the Near-Earth Objects Program at JPL, is on the JPL home page

Keep checking the JPL home page for additional info.  

Also see

In addition to the commentary, near real-time imagery of the 
asteroid's flyby before and after closest approach, made available to 
NASA by astronomers in Australia and Europe, weather permitting, will 
be streamed beginning at about noon EST (9 a.m. PST) and continuing 
through the afternoon at the following website: 
A Ustream feed of the flyby from a telescope at NASA's Marshall Space 
Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., will be streamed for three hours 
starting at 9 p.m. EST (8 p.m. CST). To view the feed and ask 
researchers questions about the flyby via Twitter, visit: 

An additional resource for information about the DA14 fly-by is the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission website. The website posts a news story about the DA14 fly-by, One Close Fly-by: DA14 - What We Learn from NEOs, with links including a video, OSIRIS-REx Targets NEO. Dante Lauretta, OSIRIS-REx Principal Investigator, will be discussing the DA14 fly-by on Friday, February 15 with local TV stations around the country.

The URL for the OSIRIS-REx website is

The link directly to the video, OSIRIS-REx Targets NEO, is

Chelyabinsk in the industrial city 950 miles east of Moscow, Russia hit by
meteor in Siberia today (February 15, 2012) appears to not be connected many
people hurt more than 100 hospitalized form flying glass video link with music and sounds of the collision!

Montgomery College's Planetarium home page

Web page by Dr. Harold Alden Williams.
Last changed Friday, 1:00PM 2/15/2013.