Innovative Projects

PHASTT is an innovative project to fund two potentially hazardous asteroid (PHA) observatories on opposite sides of the planet. In addition to finding, tracking and characterizing PHAs, PHASTT-1 and PHASTTER will also do important research on exo-planets and other transient objects!

Powered by the 'Crowd'

An exciting aspect of these projects is that they're being crowdfunded! As far as we know, this is a first for observatories like this. This means that we'll be able to bring the telescopes online quickly, efficiently, and relatively cheaply. And you can help make it happen!

Science With an Impact!

The PHASTT instruments are being designed to detect, track, and characterize small objects in near-Earth space. As small as 10's of meters, if we're 'lucky.' Not only will this help us prepare for possible impacts, but it will also help us plan future rendezvous missions. Exciting research that you can be a part of!

PHASTT Keeps Giving

The PHASTT network will collect a lot of data on minor planets, stars, and exo-planets. We think that it would be a shame to keep all of this locked up in a dusty, old cupboard somewhere, so, we'll be making all of the images that we gather available to you through an online virtual observatory.

Crowdfunding an automagic #meteorite finder?

Ok, so the title might be a little misleading. I’m not going...

24th Dec

Yet another possible meteorite fall in Norway! Can we tell who its parents were?

On December 4th at 18:33:17 UT, a bright fireball was witnessed by...

09th Dec

So where are the #meteorites from the most recent fireball in Norway?

After writing the previous post on determining the location of a fireball...

18th Nov

Possible #meteorite fall in Norway – Finding space rocks with seismic

Last night (November 6th) at approximately 20:19 a bright fireball was observed...

08th Nov

If #Asteroid Ford Hit The Earth, Would It Make a Sound?

Well, since 13852 Ford (the asteroid formerly known as 1999 XM96) is...

06th Nov

A very curious #asteroid indeed ( Happy #Movember )

Hmmm… The asteroid is clearly visible in this image taken a few...

02nd Nov

Would you help protect the Earth from an #asteroid impact if it cost less than a cup of coffee?

We’re more than halfway through our crowdfunding campaign to raise money for...

31st Oct

Why all of the interest in #asteroids? Here are the first 3.8 trillion reasons…

Lately, asteroids have been getting a lot of press. Especially the potentially...

28th Oct

PHASTT-1 Observatory Telescope Giveaway Contest! Seriously.

Ok. So, as you probably already know, we want to build a...

27th Oct

Who Really Cares About The Threat of #Asteroid Impacts? You Might Be Surprised…

So, the big question is, if Homer J’s not worried, should you...

25th Oct