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Watch live tonight: Join Slooh's live webcast of asteroid Apophis flyby

Video courtesy of Slooh. Visit to snap and share your own photos from this live event, and interact with our hosts and guests, and personally control Slooh's telescopes.

The Slooh online observatory will broadcast live views of the near-Earth asteroid Apophis as it makes a close but safe flyby of our planet today (March 5) at 8 p.m. EST (0100 GMT on Saturday). Slooh's webcast will feature images of Apophis from Slooh's remotely operated observatories in Chile and the Canary Islands. 

"We'll be tracking Apophis most of the night," Slooh's chief astronomical officer Paul Cox told "I'll be hosting the live star party, and our guests are Bob Berman and Dr. Mike Shaw. We'll be discussing Apophis, the risks near-Earth objects pose to Earth, our historic coverage of Apophis, and Slooh's legacy tracking these near-Earth asteroid passes since 2008."

You can watch the webcast live in the window above, courtesy of Slooh, and Slooh members can view it at Non-members can sign up for a free 7-day membership trial here.

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