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The International Astronomical Search Collaboration (IASC) has many trainers who dedicate their time and money to keep IASC running smoothly. These trainers are experienced IASC participants and well-versed in Astrometrica. They can help with questions concerning Astrometrica or issues regarding MPC reports.

Ginger Anderson

Ginger Anderson

Master Teacher (Training)

Mrs. Anderson is a retired science teacher in May, Texas. She was a participant of the Introductory Astronomy Course at Abilene Christian University (June 2008) and of the Summer Astronomy Institute at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (June-July 2008). She works with the participating citizen science groups as they first learn to analyze image sets using the software Astrometrica.

Denise Rothrock

Denise Rothrock

Master Teacher (Training)

Mrs. Rothrock is a science teacher in Bryan, Texas. She was a participant of the Summer Astronomy Institute at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (June-July 2008). She works with the participating citizen science groups as they first learn to analyze image sets using the software Astrometrica.

Joshi Yogeshkumar Dileepkumar

Joshi Yogeshkumar Dileepkumar

Master Teacher (Training)

Yogesh is doing his undergraduate work in Mechanical Engineering. He is deeply passionate for Astronomy & astrophysics. He has made several Main Belt Asteroid Discoveries in many IASC campaigns. He was also invited for CSS-NEO search campaigns and had important Near Earth Observations. He was also the part of ARIES Training School in Observational Astronomy (ATSOA-2017) at Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences, Nainital. He is now working on suspecting Supernovae by blinking digital CCD images.

Silvana Copceski

Silvana Copceski

Master Teacher (Training)

Silvana has an undergraduate degree in Mathematics and post-graduate studies in Mathematics Teaching Methodology and Physics. She teaches at Ramon Sanches Marques Public School. Since 2016, she and her students have participated in the International Meeting of Astronomy and Astronautics. And since 2017, she has participated in IASC asteroid search campaigns with her students. She handles IASC training for citizen science groups located in Tangara da Serra MT, Brazil.

Pat Donahue

Pat Donahue

Master Teacher (Training)

Mrs. Donahue recently retired after 20 years of teaching Earth Science in East Brunswick, NJ. She started Asteroid Club with her 8th grade honors science students in 2016. In 2018, she presented a workshop on the IASC program at the NJ Science Convention. She now works with participating citizen science groups as they first learn to analyze image sets using the software Astrometrica.

Alex Cristofolini

Alex Cristofolini

Regional Training Volunteer (Brazil)

Alex is a high school student at Ramon Sanches Marques school in Tangará Da Serra Brazil. He has an astronomy club called Astronomicamente, is a member of the CAS Avance Astronomy Club, and is a supervisor of the LCO Project at the club. Participated 3 consecutive years in the SNCT National Week Of Science And Technology and in the International Meeting of Astronomy and Astronautics in Campos in 2019.

Caio Marcelo Cavallari Ruas

Caio Marcelo Cavallari Ruas

Regional Training Volunteer (Brazil)

Caio is a high school student at Colégio Avance in Tangará da Serra MT, Brazil. He is 16 years old, a member of the Avance Astronomy Club, and supervisor of the asteroid hunting campaign at his club. Participated in the International Astronomy and Astronautics meeting in Tangará da Serra.

Luana Stoinski

Luana Stoinski

Regional Training Volunteer (Brazil)

Luana is currently a high school student at Avance College. She has worked since 2014 with astronomy and astronautics projects. Luana participated in the 2015 National Week of Science and Technology in Cuiabá, MT. She worked at Missão X, in Tangará da Serra, from 2016-2019 and was a speaker at the International Meeting of Astronomy and Astronautics, Campos dos Goytacazes, RJ (2019).

Saneru Akarawita

Saneru Akarawita

Regional Training Volunteer (South Asia)

Saneru is currently a undergraduate student studying a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Liverpool John Moores University, UK and Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics at University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. He is also a public speaker in the fields of Astronomy, Astrophysics, Rocketry and Mathematics. He is a 4-time Participant at IASC campaigns representing Sri Lanka, with 50+ new preliminary detections within those 4 campaigns.

Alberto Elías Moreno

Alberto Elías Moreno

Regional Training Volunteer (South America)

Alberto is the founder of the PTY Astronomy Club and a mathematician, psychologist and amateur astronomer. He has collaborated with the International Astronomical Search Collaboration (IASC) for 10 years, is an active member of several astronomy clubs and is part of the human resources of the National Committee for Astronomy of the IAU in Panama.