This year, Saturday,
April 23rd, 2016... marks the 16th Annual "Near
Earth Day", first proposed and observed by the Near Earth Object
Foundation in April of 2001, as announced in the original
press release below...
The Near Earth Object Foundation announces first observance of "Near Earth Day"
Dateline; April 21st, 2001, Wheeling, West Virginia
Robert E. Strong, Director of the Near Earth Object Foundation (neofoundation.org), a multidisciplinary group of scientists and concerned citizens, announced the first observance of "Near Earth Day".
Near Earth Day 2001 is the first of what will be an annual event to occur in conjunction with the better known "Earth Day" event established by environmentalists years ago and celebrated this Sunday, April 22nd. Near Earth Day will be a day during which all are encouraged to engage in activities and events which bring into clearer understanding the opportunities and concerns related to the various "NEO's" or Near Earth Objects that travel our Solar System.
The Near Earth Object Foundation in association with the Space Studies Institute, recently dedicated the Sir Arthur C. Clarke Near Earth Object Observatory in Warwood, West Virginia.