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The Spaceguard Foundation home page

Welcome to the home page of the Spaceguard Foundation, an association aimed at the protection of the Earth environment against the bombardment of objects of the solar system (comets and asteroids). According to the foundation by-laws:
... the Association is therefore an entity eminently oriented within the most general framework of scientific research and shall pursue the following purposes:
The Spaceguard Foundation has been officially set-up on March 26, 1996, in Rome. It is presently hosted by the Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale of italian National Research Council (CNR) in Rome, although this is probably only a temporary settlement; its E-mail address is

Please note that the present WWW pages are under construction and still at a preliminary stage: for any problem please refer to Giovanni Valsecchi ( any help, comment and proposal will be highly appreciated!

Mirror sites

You can access the present page at the following mirror sites (please use the site nearest to you): Mail repository for the General Assembly of 8-15 January 1999

Mail repository for the General Assembly of 27 November-7 December 2000

Mail repository for the General Assembly of 8 May-23 May 2002

Additional information

How to contact The Spaceguard Foundation, how to become a member, additional documentation (by-laws, history, reports)

The Spaceguard Central Node

The coordination site maintained by The Spaceguard Foundation

Related links

Links to related organizations, scientific institutes, documentation and other material available on the network about Near Earth Asteroids and their threat to the Earth

Spaceguard Associations/Foundations in other countries:

Page maintained by Giovanni Valsecchi (
Last modified: 17 May 2002