to: 06 Nov 2020


Hôtel Le Saint Paul, Nice, France


Thank you for your patience with the postponement of the Apophis T–9 Years workshop in response to COVID-19. We are happy to announce the workshop has been rescheduled to November 9–10, 2020.

Purpose and Scope

This workshop will explore the dynamical details and corresponding science opportunities presented by the April 13, 2029 near-miss passage of the asteroid Apophis. Knowledge is the first line of planetary defense, and the 2029 Apophis encounter is a once-per-thousand-year opportunity for investigating an asteroid as large as 350 meters passing within 6 Earth-radii. Time is of the essence as we have less than a decade to plan Earth-based and possible in-situ missions whose measurements can deliver unprecedented detailed knowledge on the physical nature of Apophis as the prototype example (poster child) of potentially hazardous asteroids.

The workshop will consist of invited talks and contributed presentations, including contributed posters.