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School Highlight


Students from High School no. 65 Montevideo, Uruguay, who participated in the August All Uruguay Asteroid Search Campaign

School Highlight


Students from Liceo de la Paloma, Uruguay, who participated in the August All Uruguay Asteroid Search Campaign

School Highlight


Students from the Os Sveti Sava team, Serbia, who participated in the September All Serbia Asteroid Search Campaign

School Highlight


Members of Team Kryptonian, Sri Lanka, who participated in the August All Sri Lanka Asteroid Search Campaign

School Highlight


Congratulations to the students of the National Dali Senior High School (Taiwan)! In 2014, these students discovered the trans-Neptunian object 2014 GE45. This is a large 200-km ball of ice and rock located at an average distance of 56 AU from the Sun, out past the orbit of Pluto. Through the International Astronomical Union, it has been officially named Zhulong by the students at the school.

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The International Astronomical Search Collaboration (IASC) is a citizen science program. It provides high quality astronomical data to citizen scientists around the world. They are able to make original astronomical discoveries and participate in hands-on astronomy. This service is provided at no cost!

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Welcome! International Astronomical Search Collaboration (IASC = "Isaac")
The All Poland Asteroid Search Campaign, All Nepal Asteroid Search Campaign, All Venezuela Asteroid Search Campaign, CHOU Asteroid Search Campaign, NUCLIO Asteroid Search Campaign, Target Asteroids! Asteroid Search Campaign, SEDS Asteroid Search Campaign, Spaceport India Asteroid Search Campaign, SGAC Asteroid Search Campaign, and International Asteroid Search Campaign
are now underway. Happy Hunting!

It is important that you understand how to use Astrometrica, identify true and false signatures (i.e., not all moving things are asteroids), and prepare a clean and accurate MPC report. If you can do these things, your citizen science group will be successful in discovering new Main Belt asteroids and making important near-Earth object observations.

For 2019-2020 the forthcoming IASC search campaign dates are the following:

•Nov. 20 - Dec. 17, 2019*:    All Poland Asteroid Search Campaign
•Nov. 20 - Dec. 17, 2019*:    All Nepal Asteroid Search Campaign
•Nov. 20 - Dec. 17, 2019*:    All Venezuela Asteroid Search Campaign
•Nov. 20 - Dec. 17, 2019*:    CHOU Asteroid Search Campaign
•Nov. 20 - Dec. 17, 2019*:    NUCLIO Asteroid Search Campaign
•Nov. 20 - Dec. 17, 2019*:    SEDS Asteroid Search Campaign
•Nov. 20 - Dec. 17, 2019*:    Spaceport India Asteroid Search Campaign
•Nov. 20 - Dec. 17, 2019*:    Target Asteroids! Asteroid Search Campaign
•Nov. 20 - Dec. 17, 2019*:    International Asteroid Search Campaign
•Nov. 27 - Dec. 17, 2019*:    SGAC Asteroid Search Campaign
•Jan. 17 - Feb. 13, 2020:    Canary Islands Asteroid Search Campaign
•Jan. 17 - Feb. 13, 2020:    All Nepal Asteroid Search Campaign
•Jan. 17 - Feb. 13, 2020:    NUCLIO Asteroid Search Campaign
•Jan. 17 - Feb. 13, 2020:    Spaceport India Asteroid Search Campaign
•Jan. 17 - Feb. 13, 2020:    International Asteroid Search Campaign
•Feb. 15 - March 13, 2020:    Canary Islands Asteroid Search Campaign
•Feb. 15 - March 13, 2020:    Canary Islands Primary School Asteroid Search Campaign
•Feb. 15 - March 13, 2020:    All Colombia Asteroid Search Campaign
•Feb. 15 - March 13, 2020:    All Kuwait Asteroid Search Campaign
•Feb. 15 - March 13, 2020:    All Nepal Asteroid Search Campaign
•Feb. 15 - March 13, 2020:    All Serbia Asteroid Search Campaign
•Feb. 15 - March 13, 2020:    All Turkey Asteroid Search Campaign
•Feb. 15 - March 13, 2020:    Haus der Astronomie Asteroid Search Campaign
•Feb. 15 - March 13, 2020:    NUCLIO Asteroid Search Campaign
•Feb. 15 - March 13, 2020:    International Asteroid Search Campaign

* indicates a full campaign.

If your citizen science group would like to participate in an IASC search campaign contact the IASC Director, Dr. J. Patrick Miller by email at:
iascsearch@hsutx.edu.

Campaigns usually fill up 30 days prior to their starting date.

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IASC (pronounced "Isaac") is a collaboration of:

  • Hardin-Simmons University (Abilene, TX)
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (University of California, Berkeley)
  • Global Hands-On Universe Association (Lisbon, Portugal)
  • Tarleton State University (Stephenville, TX)
  • Yerkes Observatory (University of Chicago)
  • Pan-STARRS (Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii)
  • Faulkes Telescopes Project (Wales)
  • G.V. Schiaparelli Astronomical Observatory (Italy)
  • Western Kentucky University (Bowling Green, KY)
  • Astronomers Without Borders (Calabasas, CA)
  • Space Generation Advisory Council (Vienna, Austria)
  • Target Asteroids! (University of Arizona)
  • Astrometrica (H. Raab, Austria)
  • Las Cumbres Observatory Telescope Network (Santa Barbara, CA)
  • Catalina Sky Survey (University of Arizona)
  • NOJUM Magazine (Iran)
  • Dark Energy Survey (University of Michigan)
  • Haus der Astronomie, Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (Heidelberg, Germany)
  • China Hands-On Universe (Beijing, China)
  • NUCLIO (Lisbon, Portugal)
  • Asociacion Larense de Astronomia (Lara State, Venezuela)
  • Clube de Astronomia Louis Cruls (Campos dos Goytacazes, Brazil)
  • Center for Theoretical Physics (Polish Academy of Sciences)
  • National Astronomical Observatory of Bulgaria (Rozhen)
  • Nepal Astronomical Society (Nepal)
  • Astronomical Research Institute, Sri Lanka (ARIS)
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