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Members of the Team ITM from Colombia, who participated in in the September 2018 All Colombia Asteroid Search Campaign

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Students from James Madison Memorial High School who participated in the Jan-Feb International Asteroid Search Campaign

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Students from Nepal participating in the All Nepal Asteroid Search Campaign

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Students from the Planetario Max Schreier, Bolivia, with their teacher

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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 Canary Islands Asteroid Search Campaign, All Nepal Asteroid Search Campaign, All Uruguay Asteroid Search Campaign, All Venezuela Asteroid Search Campaign, CHOU Asteroid Search Campaign, Spaceport India Asteroid Search Campaign, Haus der Astronomie Asteroid Search Campaign, NUCLIO 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 the forthcoming IASC search campaign dates are the following:

•Apr. 26 - May 24, 2019*:    Canary Islands Asteroid Search Campaign
•Apr. 26 - May 24, 2019*:    All-Nepal Asteroid Search Campaign
•Apr. 26 - May 24, 2019*:    All-Uruguay Asteroid Search Campaign
•Apr. 26 - May 24, 2019*:    All-Venezuela Asteroid Search Campaign
•Apr. 26 - May 24, 2019*:    Haus der Astronomie Asteroid Search Campaign
•Apr. 26 - May 24, 2019*:    CHOU Asteroid Search Campaign
•Apr. 26 - May 24, 2019*:    NUCLIO Asteroid Search Campaign
•Apr. 26 - May 24, 2019*:    Spaceport India Asteroid Search Campaign
•Apr. 26 - May 24, 2019*:    International Asteroid Search Campaign
•May 27 - Jun. 21, 2019:    Louis Cruls Asteroid Search Campaign
•May 27 - Jun. 21, 2019:    All-Sri Lanka Asteroid Search Campaign
•May 27 - Jun. 21, 2019:    All-Turkey Asteroid Search Campaign
•May 27 - Jun. 21, 2019:    Spaceport India Asteroid Search Campaign
•May 27 - Jun. 21, 2019*:    International Asteroid Search Campaign
•Jun. 25 - Jul. 23, 2019:    All-Bolivia Asteroid Search Campaign
•Jun. 25 - Jul. 23, 2019:    All-India Asteroid Search Campaign
•Jun. 25 - Jul. 23, 2019:    All-Iran Asteroid Search Campaign
•Jun. 25 - Jul. 23, 2019:    Asteroid Day Asteroid Search Campaign
•Jul. 25 - Aug. 21, 2019:    All-India Asteroid Search Campaign
•Jul. 25 - Aug. 21, 2019:    All-Iran Asteroid Search Campaign
•Jul. 25 - Aug. 21, 2019:    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)
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