The Spaceguard Centre
- the National Near Earth Objects Information Centre
The Spaceguard Centre is the National Near Earth Objects Information Centre (NNEOIC), and is the only organisation in the UK dedicated to addressing the hazard of Near Earth Objects.
NEOs are asteroids and comets that come close to, and sometimes collide with the Earth. Such impacts can have devastating effects – they have in the past and will in the future unless we use available technologies to prevent them.
Spaceguard UK operates the Spaceguard Centre (located in Knighton, Powys, UK) from where we provide timely information to the public, press, media and education about the threat of asteroid and comet impacts, and the ways in which we can predict and deal with them.
The aim of Spaceguard UK is to develop and maintain a world-class facility for astronomical research and science education, with a specific emphasis on the Spaceguard project. We want to bring the wonders of the universe to everyone in a fun and understandable way.