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Students from Escola E.B.D. Afonso III, Faro, participating in the NUCLIO Asteroid Search Campaign

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Citizen scientists participating in the Brazil Public Event IASC Campaign

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Students from Colegio Farroupilha in Brazil participating in the IASC campaign, with their teacher

School Highlight


Students in the Macau Astronomy Club, participating in the NUCLIO Asteroid Search Campaign

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The International Astronomical Search Collaboration (IASC) is an educational outreach program for high schools and colleges. It provides high quality astronomical data to students around the world. Students are able to make original astronomical discoveries and participate in hands-on astronomy. This service is provided at no cost to the participating schools!

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Welcome! International Astronomical Search Collaboration (IASC = "Isaac")
The All-Poland Asteroid Search Campaign, All-Turkey Asteroid Search Campaign, All-Uruguay Asteroid Search Campaign, All-Venezuela Asteroid Search Campaign, Bulgaria-Luxembourg Asteroid Search Campaign, International Asteroid Search Campaign, and NUCLIO 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 students will be successful in discovering new Main Belt asteroids and making important near-Earth object observations.

For 2016 - 2017 the forthcoming IASC search campaign dates are the following:

•May 19 - June 17, 2017*:    All-Poland Asteroid Search Campaign
•May 19 - June 17, 2017*:    All-Turkey Asteroid Search Campaign
•May 19 - June 17, 2017*:    All-Uruguay Asteroid Search Campaign
•May 19 - June 17, 2017*:    All-Venezuela Asteroid Search Campaign
•May 19 - June 17, 2017*:    Bulgaria-Luxembourg Asteroid Search Campaign
•May 19 - June 17, 2017*:    NUCLIO Asteroid Search Campaign
•May 19 - June 17, 2017*:    International Astronomical Search Collaboration
•May 19 - June 17, 2017*:    Catalina Sky Survey NEO Asteroid Search Campaign
•June 17 - July 15, 2017:    All-India Asteroid Search Campaign
•June 17 - July 15, 2017:    All-Iran Asteroid Search Campaign
•June 17 - July 15, 2017:    International Astronomical Search Collaboration
•July 16 - August 15, 2017:    All-India Asteroid Search Campaign
•July 16 - August 15, 2017:    All-Iran Asteroid Search Campaign
•July 16 - August 15, 2017:    International Astronomical Search Collaboration

* indicates a full campaign.

If your school 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 180 days prior to their starting date.

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

  • Hardin-Simmons University (Abilene, TX)
  • Lawrence Hall of Science (University of California, Berkeley)
  • Global Hands-On Universe Association (Lisbon, Portugal)
  • Sierra Stars Observatory Network (Markleeville, CA)
  • Tarleton State University (Stephenville, TX)
  • Yerkes Observatory (University of Chicago)
  • National Astronomical Observatories of China (Beijing, China)
  • 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)
  • Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter (University of Arizona)
  • Astrometrica (H. Raab, Austria)
  • Las Cumbres Observatory Telescope Network (Santa Babara, CA)
  • Catalina Sky Survey, University of Arizona
  • NOJUM Magazine, Iran
50in WKU

50" f/14 Cassegrain Telescope
Western Kentucky Observatory

24in SSO

24" Nighthawk CC06 Telescope
Sierra Stars Observatory

32in UoA

32" Schulman Telescope
Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter

32in TSU

32" Ritchey-Chrètien Telescope
Tarleton State University

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