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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 Israel Asteroid Search Campaign, All Nepal Asteroid Search Campaign, All Turkey Asteroid Search Campaign, CB Devgun Memorial Asteroid Search Campaign, China Skywatchers Asteroid Search Campaign, Kalam Centre Asteroid Search Campaign, MARSG India Asteroid Search Campaign, NUCLIO Asteroid Search Campaign, Saptarishi India - Aryabhatta Khagola Darshanam Asteroid Search Campaign, SSERD Asteroid Search Campaign, STEM & Space Asteroid Search Campaign, UDistrital Asteroid Search Campaign, and International 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 detecting new Main Belt asteroids and making important near-Earth object observations.

Original faint detections made by IASC citizen scientists

Preliminary

14073

Provisional

97

Upcoming IASC Campaigns

Start DateEnd DateCampaign Name
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 Monday, April 1, 2024 All Colombia Asteroid Search Campaign
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 Monday, April 1, 2024 All Nepal Asteroid Search Campaign
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 Monday, April 1, 2024 All Panama Asteroid Search Campaign
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 Monday, April 1, 2024 All Poland Asteroid Search Campaign FULL
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 Monday, April 1, 2024 All Serbia Asteroid Search Campaign FULL
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 Monday, April 1, 2024 All Turkey Asteroid Search Campaign FULL
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 Monday, April 1, 2024 Canary Islands Asteroid Search Campaign FULL
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 Monday, April 1, 2024 International Asteroid Search Campaign FULL
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 Monday, April 1, 2024 Astrophile Asteroid Search Campaign
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 Monday, April 1, 2024 CB Devgun Memorial Asteroid Search Campaign FULL
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 Monday, April 1, 2024 China Skywatcher Asteroid Search Campaign FULL
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 Monday, April 1, 2024 Dr. Kalam Science Club Odisha Asteroid Search Campaign FULL
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 Monday, April 1, 2024 GAOM Argentina Asteroid Search Campaign FULL
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 Monday, April 1, 2024 ITM-SEDUCA Asteroid Search Campaign FULL
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 Monday, April 1, 2024 MARSG India Asteroid Search Campaign FULL
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 Monday, April 1, 2024 National Spaceonova Asteroid Search Campaign
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 Monday, April 1, 2024 Pan-Africa Asteroid Search Campaign
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 Monday, April 1, 2024 Saptarishi India - SA Citizen Science Group Asteroid Search Campaign FULL
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 Monday, April 1, 2024 Spaceport India Asteroid Search Campaign
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 Monday, April 1, 2024 SSERD Asteroid Search Campaign FULL
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 Monday, April 1, 2024 UDistrital 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.