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NEO Information Centers

NASA’s Planetary Defense Coordination Office (PDCO) – https://www.nasa.gov/planetarydefense
NEODyS – The Near-Earth Object Dynamic Site – http://newton.dm.unipi.it/neodys/
AstDyS – The Asteroids Dynamic Site – http://hamilton.dm.unipi.it/astdys/
The Minor Planet Center – http://www.minorplanetcenter.org/iau/mpc.html
The Spaceguard Central Node – http://spaceguard.iaps.inaf.it/
JPL Solar System Dynamics-  http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/
The Center for Near Earth Object Studies (JPL, NASA) – http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/

NEO Observing Programs

The LINEAR project – http://www.ll.mit.edu/LINEAR/
The Spacewatch project – http://www.lpl.arizona.edu/spacewatch/
The Catalina Sky Survey – http://www.lpl.arizona.edu/css/
DLR-Archenhold Near Earth Objects Precovery Survey (DANEOPS) – http://earn.dlr.de/daneops/
Pan-STARRS – http://pan-starrs.ifa.hawaii.edu/public/
LSST – http://www.lsst.org/lsst/
Observatorio Astronomico de La Sagra – http://www.minorplanets.org/OLS/
The NEOWISE project – http://neowise.ipac.caltech.edu/

NEO Physical Properties Databases

SINEO: Spectroscopic Investigation of Near-Earth Objects – http://www.astro.unipd.it/planets/sineo.html
The LINEAR Survey Photometric Database – https://astroweb.lanl.gov/lineardb/
Behrend catalogue of asteroid lightcurves http://obswww.unige.ch/~behrend/page_cou.html
M4AST – Modelling for Asteroids – http://m4ast.imcce.fr/
MP3C – Minor Planet Physical Properties Catalogue – http://mp3c.oca.eu/

Scientific Organizations

Europlanet: a European Research Infrastructure on Planetary Science – http://www.europlanet-eu.org/outreach/
The Planetary Society in UK – http://www.planetary.org.uk/
The Planetary Society headquarters in USA – http://planetary.org/
The B612 Foundation http://b612foundation.org/b612/
NEOShield: an European Project to Address Impact Hazard Mitigation Issues.   http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/acm2012/pdf/6120.pdf
International Asteroid Warning Network – http://www.minorplanetcenter.net/IAWN/

Space Missions:

ESA NEO Space Mission Studies – http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/NEO/
The ESA Marco Polo NEA sample return mission – https://www.oca.eu/MarcoPolo-R/
The OSIRIS-Rex NEA sample return mission – http://science.nasa.gov/missions/osiris-rex/
The Hayabusa NEA sample return mission – http://www.isas.jaxa.jp/e/enterp/missions/hayabusa/index.shtml:
The NEAR mission to asteroid Eros – http://near.jhuapl.edu/
The WISE mission – http://wise.ssl.berkeley.edu/index.html
NEOWISE – http://neowise.ipac.caltech.edu/

Other Interesting Sites

Earth’s busy neighborhood – http://www.hohmanntransfer.com/
David Morrison’s page about Asteroid and Comet impact hazards –http://impact.arc.nasa.gov/index.html:
Tunguska home page, by the University of Bologna – http://www-th.bo.infn.it/tunguska:
Gary W. Kronk’s Cometography – http://cometography.com/
Planetary Resources: the asteroid mining company – http://www.planetaryresources.com/
Planetary and Space Science Centre – http://www.passc.net/
Planetary and Space Science Earth Impact Database – http://www.passc.net/EarthImpactDatabase/index.html

Past and forthcoming meetings
1st PDC – Planetary Defense Conference 2009, Granada (Spain) – http://www.congrex.nl/09c04/
1st Gaia Follow-Up-Network of Solar System Objects (GAIA-FUN-SSO) workshop 2010, Paris (France) – http://www.imcce.fr/langues/en/publications/colloques/gaiafun/
2nd PDC – Planetary Defense Conference 2011, Bucharest (Romania) – http://www.pdc2011.org/
IAU General Assembly, August 2012 Beijing (China) – http://www.iau.org/science/meetings/future/general_assemblies/812/
2nd Gaia Follow-Up-Network of Solar System Objects (GAIA-FUN-SSO) workshop, 19-21 September 2012, Paris (France) –http://www.imcce.fr/hosted_sites/gaiafun2012/index.php
EPSC – European Planetary Science Congress, 23 – 28 September 2012, Madrid (Spain) – http://www.epsc2012.eu/information/general_information.html
IAC – International Astronautical Congress, 1 – 5 October 2012, Naples (Italy) – http://www.iac2012.org/
3rd PDC – Planetary Defence Conference April 15-19, 2013, Flagstaff, (Arizona) USA – http://iaaweb.org/content/view/492/661/
EPSC – European Planetary Science Congress, 08 – 13 September 2013, London (UK)
EPSC- European Planetary Science Congress, 07 – 12 September 2014, Cascais (Portugal)
3rd Gaia Follow-Up-Network of Solar System Objects (GAIA-FUN-SSO) workshop 24-26 November 2014, Paris (France)
ACM – Asteroids Comets Meteors, June 30th – July 4th 2014, Helsinki (Finland)
4th PDC- Planetary Defence Conference, 13 – 17 April 2015, Frascati (Italy)

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    February 18, 2016 at 11:18 pm

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