Main Belt Asteroid (410928) Maidbronn - the consequences of the discovery
The response to
the discovery of the people and
was really surprising to me.
The butterfly strike caused...
At a class reunion of my high school graduate
class in 2012 I mentioned the discovery of some asteroids rather casually,
...a breath of wind:
A classmate passed this information to his
brother Klaus Rüfer, a bavarian radio reporter.
The branches on the trees begin to bend... :
As agreed, Klaus was the first reporter to conduct another interview with me, this time with the background of confirmation of the discovery by the MPC.
...and a local little storm breaks out:
After the interview was heard on Bayerischer
Rundfunk, he informed the local press and local and Bavarian television stations.
The wind began to gain strength...:
In addition, the DPA (German press agency)
asked for an interview date.
...and swept the land and the world:
On February 2, 2015, Christiane Gläser's article in German and English appeared
in most German-language newspapers and on the Internet,
But this shouldn't be the climax of the story ...
Finally, Bavarian television contacted me and asked for a film about the
asteroid discovery on the Franco-German broadcaster arte.
The storm passes:
This great experience around the confirmation of my first asteroid discovery inspired me to continue my little contribution to the exploration of space.
carnival procession in Maidbronn February 2015
"A star that bears our name" - "Mr. Häusler has discovered the asteroid and aroused our interest in astronomy" Credit: Carnival Club Maidbronn
Lecture on Astronomy Day 2015 on the observatory Würzburg (around 30 listeners) Credit: Peter Schramm, Sternwarte Würzburg
"Franconia in Space", lecture of Dr. Thomas Müller in Birnfeld in April 2015 (article in Mainpost)
Lectures "Franconian Minor Planets" in Birnfeld on April 2015 (around 100 listeners)
Left to right:
cameraman of the crew
Preparation of the shoot in my living room
The real star - the fully equipped telescope with CCD camera in preparation for a starry night
IAU codes: B82 Maidbronn and K87 Dettelbach Vineyard Observatory