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

Asteroid Search Campaigns are the primary focus of IASC. A "campaign" is a month-long event in which teams search for asteroids. If you are new and would like more information on the asteroid search campaigns, please use the Register link.

IASC participants around the world

IASC announcements

The Canary Islands Asteroid Search Campaign, All Nepal Asteroid Search Campaign, All Serbia Asteroid Search Campaign, International Asteroid Search Campaign, Spaceport India Asteroid Search Campaign, NUCLIO Asteroid Search Campaign, and Khagolshala Asteroid Search Campaign are now underway. Happy Hunting!

Current Teams: 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. Remember, the Quick Start Guide can help you with all of these goals. 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.

Upcoming IASC Campaigns

Start DateEnd DateCampaign Name
Thursday, February 4, 2021 Monday, March 1, 2021 All Colombia Asteroid Search Campaign
Thursday, February 4, 2021 Monday, March 1, 2021 All Nepal Asteroid Search Campaign
Thursday, February 4, 2021 Monday, March 1, 2021 All Panama Asteroid Search Campaign
Thursday, February 4, 2021 Monday, March 1, 2021 All Serbia Asteroid Search Campaign
Thursday, February 4, 2021 Monday, March 1, 2021 Canary Islands Asteroid Search Campaign
Thursday, February 4, 2021 Monday, March 1, 2021 International Asteroid Search Campaign FULL
Thursday, February 4, 2021 Monday, March 1, 2021 Haus der Astronomie Asteroid Search Campaign
Thursday, February 4, 2021 Monday, March 1, 2021 Khagolshala Asteroid Search Campaign
Thursday, February 4, 2021 Monday, March 1, 2021 NUCLIO Asteroid Search Campaign
Thursday, February 4, 2021 Monday, March 1, 2021 Spaceport India Asteroid Search Campaign

If your citizen science group would like to participate in an IASC search campaign please visit the Registration page.

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