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Welcome to StAnD

StAnD – StudenTs As plaNetary Defenders

An Erasmus+ KA220 project that will bring the exciting subject of Planetary Defence to schools in Europe.

Students will have the opportunity to achieve original discoveries regarding asteroids, meteors and meteorites by conducting real research in the classroom using StAnD’s tailor-made activities. These include meteor camera systems, micrometeorite collection kits, and asteroid search campaigns and follow-up observations. Teachers will receive training by participating in summer schools and enrolling massive open online courses.

This website will be continuously updated with project news and resources.

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Learn more about StAnD

Find out more about StAnD project on our About Page.

Discover our Resources

Here you can find concepts, tools and materials developed by the project.


Small asteroid falls above Germany.

Small asteroid falls above Germany just hours after being discovered

A 1-metre diameter asteroid was captured on camera as it appeared above Berlin, on 21 January, less than 3 hours after being discovered.

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StAnD Summer School 2024

Join us in Greece for the StAnD Summer School 2024!
Dates: 30 June – 5 July 2024
Venue: Golden Coast Hotel & Bungalows, Marathon, Greece

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StAnD project kickoff meeting in Italy

On November 6, 2023, representatives of the StAnD partnership met in Pino Torinese, Italy, for the Kickoff Meeting that officially marked the start of the project.

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